Eliminating refrigerants known as HFCs could prevent a leap in global warming
Nations agree that global action must be taken to improve the health of the deep ocean
How will humanity feed 9 billion people in the year 2050? That’s the question that helped harvest this year’s World Food Prize recipients, including Marc Van Montagu, Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert Fraley, from the field of food researchers.
Today, all eighth and ninth graders in the public school system here in Decatur, Ga., are partaking in a day-long seminar known as Water Wise. Last night, I attended the preview complete with presentations about water-borne diseases, water conservation, and the intricate interplay between energy use and water.
Just outside of Thomaston Ga., a red dirt driveway winds its way through a forest of sweet gums, oaks, pines and beech trees, marking the lone driven track on a large swath of land.
In John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine,” he paints a world without war, greed or hunger. I’d like to add garbage to his list.
Summer is called dam removal season by those who cherish the notion of dams being demolished. The hotter, dryer weather limits a river’s flow and seasonal fish migrations pause, providing the necessary conditions for demolishing the commonly aging infrastructure once erected to provide irrigation, water storage, hydropower and/or flood control.
When the winds grow strong and the waves heavy, shorelines are proving to be an important shield from the damage these coastal storms can inflect. That's according to a new study by a group of scientists at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
A little while ago, President Obama revealed the details of his Climate Action Plan, which describes the first-ever federal regulations on restricting carbon dioxide (CO2).
Arctic ice melting. Photo credit: Collection of Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, Chief Scientist National Ice Center, NOAA On May 15 th , the U.S. was given an assignment to create a contingency plan for oil and gas spills in the Arctic.
I remember last summer as the summer of the mosquito. I wasn't prepared. Those buzzing, itching, carbon dioxide-seeking missiles chased my family out of the backyard.
It’s been a long battle for AquaBounty Technologies and its divisive fish. Twenty years in the making, the first transgenic animal created for consumption - a doubly fast growing salmon – is now in its last leg of the U.S.
…well, not exactly. But, it could happen soon thanks to a nanogenerator created by Dr. Zhong Lin Wang and his team at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga.
There's a mounting pile of evidence that three particular neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, are harming bees. During the late 1990’s this class of pesticides began being used to treat corn and other field crop seeds.
At the beginning of this year, the Golden State officially launched its long-discussed market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. California’s GHG cap-and-trade program is not the first of its type.
A small-scale vertical axis wind turbine designed by Wing Power Energy. Image: courtesy of WPE The vision is beautiful, if not somewhat tried: a large cluster of 360 foot tall towers encircled with long, slightly cupped blades, similar to airplane wings, spinning in the wind like a wind vane.
The Doha Climate Talks are now in session. It's the first time the negotiations are being held in the oil-productive Middle East. Yes, the meeting's trying to be more enviro-savvy with it's "paper-smart," initiative by limiting the usually endless stacks of printed documents.
View from Rabun Bald peak on the GA/NC border. Elevation of 4,696 feet. Photo courtesy: Robynne Boyd It was time to get away. Remove myself from the city and head to the Appalachian Mountains to watch its warm-weather greens turn to the auburns, tangerines and rusts of autumn.First thing I noticed on arriving at the mountain cabin in the southwestern part of the state, just outside Highlands, NC, was the pressing quiet.
Tonight, President Obama and Governor Romney will step onto the stage at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, for their final debate. Familiar topics, such as boosting the economy, healthcare reform and the role of government, are likely to be wrangled over.
The Green Mountain Energy Farm near Fluvanna, Texas, the leading state in wind energy production. Photo: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons For wind power, 2011 was a great year.