A new analysis of about 40,000 census tracts in the larger US metropolitan areas can help you cover how well your community is preparing for heat-related risk.
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, which is a joint effort of Canada, the US, and Mexico, released on June 10, 2009, its annual report tracking and comparing toxic emissions.
Four island nations facing inundation from sea-level rise wrote President Obama, asking him to support their efforts to control HFCs.
"President Obama on Tuesday gave a full endorsement to energy and climate change legislation now pending before the House, calling it 'extraordinarily important.'"
"Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives hope to debate and pass a climate change bill on Friday, although negotiations were continuing with farm-state lawmakers who have concerns, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday."
The House climate bill would cost on average $175 per household, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Friday. Maneuvering to get the bill to the House floor continues.
"Climate change has already brought warmer temperatures, rising sea levels and melting glaciers. Now, researchers believe global warming will cause major shifts in wildfire patterns around the world."
Methane emissions from cows (cow burps) is a major source of greenhouse warming. Yet they are being left out of the climate change bill now before Congress -- because of an adept lobby campaign.
This 2009 US Global Change Research Program report summarizes current science and focuses on impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health.
The 2009 US Global Change Research Program report, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, summarizes current science and focuses on impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health.