Cuba Tackles Climate Change with a Century-Long Plan

January 12, 2018 – Recognizing that climate change is not a short-term thing, the government of Cuba, after experiencing Hurricane Irma in September, has set a course to alter ... Continue Reading →

Low-Oxygen Dead Zones Threatening Ocean and Coastal Waters

January 5, 2018 – Deoxygenation is a growing problem in the ocean. The cause is human. It is our waste and activities that is consuming oxygen through biogeochemistry. The implications ... Continue Reading →

Wind Turbines Have Unforeseen Ecological and Local Climate Impacts

December 10, 2017 – In June this year, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and criticized wind energy. He pointed out that wind turbines ... Continue Reading →

Is Europa the Second Body in the Solar System with Plate Tectonics?

December 5, 2017 – Europa is an ice moon circling Jupiter. It looks like a cue ball that has been scratched and marred over time. Icy plumes of water erupt from Europa’s ... Continue Reading →

ESA Has Plans to Remotely-Control Autonomous Driven Ships at Sea

December 2, 2017 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered into an agreement with Rolls-Royce to partner on the development of remote-controlled ships from space using satellite-positioning ... Continue Reading →

Moody’s Warns U.S. Coastal States and Cities to Address Climate Change or Lose Their Credit Ratings

November 30, 2017 – Moody’s is in the bond credit rating business. It issues ratings on a A to C scale with sub gradations such as Aaa, Baa. Caa or less. Moody’s also ... Continue Reading →

Rising Sea Levels and Saltwater Intrusion Poses a Growing Threat to Coastal Populations and Farms

November 28, 2017 – Increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from human activity has led to many unintended consequences: warmer mean atmospheric temperatures, warmer ... Continue Reading →

Coastal Planners Advised by Climate Scientists to Look at Where Ice is Melting

November 16, 2017 – In the journal Science Advances, yesterday, researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Caltech, in Pasadena, California, revealed a forecasting ... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Sets 75% 2030 Emission Reduction Target

November 15, 2017 – Microsoft in 2009 made a pledge to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% from 2007 levels by 2012. This commitment focused on improving energy use in operations ... Continue Reading →

Wind Power is About Size and Location: Over Water Seems Best

November 11, 2017 – In downtown Toronto, one lonely wind turbine generating 750 kilowatts at full speed sits near the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. It is an orphan, and ... Continue Reading →