Blog Posts (3)
October 10, 2013
by Craig Klugman, PhD.
It’s week 2 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. In fact, some people are saying this is a good thing because it achieves their aim of shrinking government.…
May 14, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
On May 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography independently reported measurements of mean concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of nearly 400 parts per million (it was actually 399.89 ppm). For the last 800,000 years, the Earth has not broken 300ppm.…
April 19, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
A recent study led by a University of Washington research team has found that air pollution is among the top five threats to the health of people living in China. According to the World Health Organization, Mongolia has the highest level of outdoor pollution internationally, a value which correlates with three times the amount of pollution found in China and approximately fifteen times the amount in the United States. It is not by luck however, that U.S.…
November 15, 2013 1:47 pm
Researchers primarily from the University of Maryland, along with Google, have created a new tool to help scientists monitor forest disturbance.
October 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?
September 30, 2013 3:32 pm
Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe “sell-by” and “best-before” dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.
September 12, 2013 5:46 pm
Melting polar glaciers could raise sea levels by almost three feet by the end of the century.
September 12, 2013 4:47 pm
The Chinese government announced a plan to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on coal burning and taking old vehicles off the roads.
July 11, 2013 5:29 pm
Earth’s population is expected to reach almost 10 billion people by 2050 but it is unclear how many the Earth can comfortably accomodate. Resources are limited, especially in poorer countries where family planning services are less available.
April 23, 2013 1:13 pm
After two decades of tracking down the world’s oldest trees, a group has announced that it plans to plant the clones of these trees in a bid to help restore ancient forests and fight climate change.
April 19, 2013 2:14 pm
A deadline for the removal of illegal settlers from the lands of a threatened tribe in Brazil has passed without action, according to a British-based advocacy group.
April 10, 2013 12:56 pm
Global warming will make it difficult to raise grapes in traditional wine country, but will shift production to other regions.
April 8, 2013 3:09 pm
Flights across the North Atlantic could get a lot bumpier in the future if the climate changes as scientists expect.
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