Climate Change

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Disaster Preparedness Guide for Your Home

How To Be Prepared When A Natural Disaster Strikes Taking just a few simple steps each year can make a huge difference in preparing your home for a natural disaster. Keeping your yard neat and replacing combustible materials like mulch… Read More
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Top 5 Weird Renewable Energy Sources

Recently, the largest oil spill since BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster struck the Gulf of Mexico. Approximately 88,000 gallons of oil spilled out into the ocean, and even though Shell announced that the oil was not at risk of making… Read More
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How a Hotter Climate Destroys Thermal Electricity Generation

Both hydropower and conventional thermal combustion electricity is depleted in a hotter new climate. A new paper published at Nature Climate Change, Power-generation system vulnerability and adaptation to changes in climate and water resources provides a comprehensive look at how… Read More
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Could Oyster Shells Sequester Carbon?

We’ve all heard about how as more CO2 is released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels; more is being absorbed by oceans, and that is making the ocean too acidic so that shellfish can’t make shells anymore. But CO2… Read More
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Portland Gets on Board With Tall Wood Construction

Portland, Oregon, is getting a new 12-story building with an innovative award-winning design – and it’s going to be built with wood. The Framework building, planned for Portland’s Pearl District, will be a mixed-use retail, office and residential space, and… Read More

Have Saudis Left it Too Late to Go Solar?

Saudi Arabia has yet to move on its grandiose solar plans announced in 2012 – and now it might be too late. The Gulf States’ biggest greenhouse gas emitter and the world’s largest oil exporter has yet to make any… Read More

COP21 Pledges Mean Dramatic CO2 Cuts by 2030

If all countries meeting for the Paris Talks in December hit their targets made under COP21, there will be dramatic slowdown in CO2 emissions by 2030. According to their climate pledges or “intended nationally determined contributions”(INDCs), each country has a… Read More
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Could We Sequester CO2 In Antarctic Ice?

It might be possible to take billions of tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere by freezing Antarctic air. Until the last few years, no one has ever proposed storing CO2 under ice. “There really hasn’t been any suggestion of… Read More