Month: June 2016

Adaptation Climate Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society Efficiency Government Renewable Energy Water Resources

Federal Funding for 76 Water-Energy Conservation Projects in 13 Western

The Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Interior's Bureau of Land Reclamation are investing $47 million in shared-cost funding in joining with local authorities, farmers and ranchers to improve water conservation and energy efficiency, as well as enhance drought response,Read More

Climate Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change Mitigation Environmental Environmental News Global Warming News Global Warming Resources Rising Sea Levels

San Francisco Responds to the Threat of Sea Level Rise

Voters in San Francisco have taken action to combat the effects of sea level rise caused by global temperature increases. Coastlines around the world differ in how vulnerable they are to rising sea levels, and San Francisco is especially at risk for having large coastline rises in the coming decades.  San Francisco voters recently passed […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Environmental Resources Global Warming Resources Solutions Sustainability Technology

40 More Eco-Apps that put Technology to Work for the

There are more than two million apps and a growing number of them have an ecological purpose. The huge and growing eco-apps market is making a significant contribution to the welfare of the planet and its inhabitants. This post is a follow-up to a 2012 eco-apps article. When that article was published four years ago […]Read More

Carbon Emissions Climate Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change Mitigation New Energy Economy Renewable Energy Sustainability

Public, Private Sector Orgs Get Behind President’s Renewables-Energy Storage Integration

A slew of major announcements flowed from the June 16 White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage for Smart Markets that collectively are projected to result in procurement or deployment of at least 1.3 gigawatts of new energy storage capacity.Read More

Energy Energy Policy Global Warming News New Energy Economy Renewable Energy

Waiting in the Wings: U.S. Generation from Renewable Energy Sets

Renewable energy sources provide almost 17 percent of total electricity generation Non-hydro renewable generation up 23 percent over 1st quarter 2015 Wind and solar energy generation increase 32 percent Wind surpasses six percent of total; solar tops one percent Coal-fired power generation plunges 24.2 percent The latest Electric Power Monthly report released late last month by the U.S. […]Read More

Adaptation Climate Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Science Environmental News Environmental Resources Habitats Water Resources Wildlife

Tampa Bay Blue Carbon Study Highlights Threats to Coastal Ecosystems

Coastal ecosystems – marshes, bogs, swamps, seagrass beds and mangroves among them – provide a wide range of beneficial services that have all too often been unknown to or ignored, including serving as carbon sinks. A ¨blue carbon¨ study by non-profit Restore America’s Estuaries puts numbers on the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) seagrasses, […]Read More