Archive for the 'Articles of Interest' Category

Paris Climate Talks – What you need to know!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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The National Geographic examines the Paris Climate talks and why they are important. Click HERE for more info. The image above is from the National Geographic article.

Paris Climate Talks!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

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The Economist magazine explains what the upcoming climate talks will mean. Click HERE for more info. The images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Town Confronts Watery Future!

Monday, October 12th, 2015

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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.

Phoenix Solar to Build 32-Megawatt Plant for Duke Energy!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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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.

The Global Addiction to Energy Subsidies!

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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The Economist magazine explains why the world is so addicted to fossil fuel energy subsidies. Click HERE for more info. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Grove Elementary & Community Service!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Students at Grove Elementary in Greenville SC learn design principles. Click HERE for more info.

Widespread Methane Leakage Off U.S. Coast!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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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.

Contributors To Rising Sea Levels!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Thermal expansion, melting glaciers & ice caps are all contributors to rising sea levels. Click HERE for more info. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

1,300 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Electricity!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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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.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Geo-Engineering fixes for Arctic Methane!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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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.

 

 

2014 National Climate Assessment!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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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.

Coastal Cities Face a Twofold Threat!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Coastal cities are in for a tough time over the next 100 years. Click HERE for more information. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.