Climate Change

"US Carbon Emissions Fall To 18-Year Low. What's Behind It?"

"US carbon emissions fell in 2012 – again – after peaking in 2007. The Great Recession and a boom in cleaner natural gas are widely credited as driving the reduction, but broader, longer-term shifts are also changing the way Americans use energy."

"The US economy is expanding. Population is growing. But carbon emissions continue to decline.

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 10/24/2013

"Sandy A Warning Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Plants"

"As Hurricane Sandy barreled ashore a year ago, the storm forced the shutdown of several Northeast coastal nuclear power reactors, including the Oyster Creek plant on the Jersey Shore, which took the brunt of Sandy's huge storm surge. Another reactor at Indian Point Energy Center north of New York City shutdown because of power grid disruptions, and a third reactor in southern New Jersey shutdown when Sandy knocked out four of its circulating water pumps."

Source: Climate Central, 10/23/2013

Get Feet Wet on Coastal Adaptation

Special Report: Part Three


Americans — and humans in general — have long flocked to the coasts. Thirty-nine percent of the U.S. population, or about 123 million of us, live in coastal counties. But many in coastal areas are finding it increasingly less hospitable due to sea-level rise and extreme weather events linked to climate change. As communities figure out how to adapt to these changes, it is often environmental journalists who are being asked to cover these complex stories.

October 30, 2013

Panel Discussion: Emissions Images from the Mixing Layer

NYC is a Methane Ticking Time Bomb. The Cooper Union invites you to learn why via science, legal and citizen experts at this free public event, 6:30-8:30 p.m.



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