Archive for the 'Articles of Interest' Category
The NPR Cities Project reports on Hightower Beach, Florida. The town of Hightower sits on a “barrier island that’s getting lower as sea level rises”. The town is looking at “ways to keep the water at bay or retreat from it’. Click HERE for more info. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.
Located in Fayetteville, NC, the plant is part of a total 300-megawatts of solar capacity Duke is seeking to build. Click HERE for more info.
Students at Grove Elementary in Greenville SC learn design principles. Click HERE for more info.
Researchers have found more than 500 methane vents on the seafloor between North Carolina and Massachusetts. There could be 30,000 vents worldwide. This gas is “contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrates”. Could this methane leakage contribute to Global Warming? Click HERE for more information.
In 2009, BrightSource signed [a deal] with Southern California Edison. At 1,300 megawatts it was the world’s largest solar-power purchase agreement. See 2009 BusinessWeek article, click HERE.
The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.
Many scientists and academics fear a release of methane from offshore will exacerbate global warming. Some are promoting technical climate fixes such as cloud-whitening towers. Click HERE for more information.
In May 2014 the U.S. Global Change Research Program released it’s 3rd National Climate Assessment. One of the key messages is the increase in extreme weather events, including floods. Precipitation is also changing – more for the northern U.S. and less for the Southwest. Click HERE for more information. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.