Month: January 2012

Arctic Climate Science Environmental News Global Warming News International Oceans

The Oceanic Conveyor Belt: Climate Change Tipping Points Being Reached

Two new research papers by authoritative climate research teams were announced this week — one on climate change tipping points being reached in the Arctic and a second on warming of long-distance, poleward-moving ocean currents. The results of the studies show that warming of both the Arctic and western boundary currents is happening faster than […]Read More

Energy Policy Environmental News Fossil Fuels Government Human Rights International Renewable Energy

Enviro News Wrap: Apple’s Underworld; Plastic Bits Everywhere; Undermining the

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Apple is one of today’s most popular brands. Unfortunately, Apple’s environmental and human rights record sucks. And for the meat eaters in our society, here is some info that might make you think again about eating cheap meat. Is there any […]Read More

International Policy Solutions Transportation

San Francisco, Medellin Awarded 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award was presented to the cities of San Francisco California and Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday at a ceremony in Washington DC. Sponsored by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy based in New York City, the international honor is awarded based on five criteria, including improved mobility for citizens, transportation access […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change and Politics Energy Policy Government New Energy Economy Politics Renewable Energy

President Obama Reaffirms his Commitment to Clean Energy in his

President Obama showed courageous leadership by supporting clean energy in his state of the union address.  Prior to the President’s state of the union address, a Think Progress Green article encouraged the President to stir “this country to action on the existential threat of climate change.”  Mr. Obama may have only mentioned climate change once, but his unqualified support for clean energy was consistent with […]Read More

Adaptation Climate Change Mitigation Environmental News Forests Global Warming News Government Oceans Water Resources Wildlife

Obama Administration Launches “National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Change

With clean energy expected to be one of four main themes of the President's State of the Union Address tonight, the White House Council on Environmental Quality has launched the "National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy." Billed as an "unprecedented, collaborative" strategy to comprehensively address the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, the initiative cuts across and streamlines the efforts of numerous government departments, as well as drawing on resources and expertise across a diverse range of other organizations.Read More

Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Environmental News Environmental Protection Agency Fossil Fuels Natural Gas New Energy Economy Renewable Energy

Enviro News Wrap: The Sheen Comes off Natural Gas; the

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Another oil spill in the ocean threatens endangered species in Australia. The anti-fracking movement is gaining momentum as the White House pushes for more natural gas extraction. The natural gas industry is dropping money on politicians to make sure they […]Read More