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There are GHG’s (Greenhouse Gases) in YOUR Backyard!

There are GHG’s (Greenhouse Gases) in YOUR Backyard!

Ever wonder where all those nasty GHG’s (greenhouse gasses) are coming from? Well, you may be surprised. Just look over your shoulder – they may be right in your back yard!

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National Climate Assessment Draft: Executive Summary

National Climate Assessment Draft: Executive Summary

The following findings are excerpted from the Executive Summary of the National Climate Assessment Draft released in January 2013.

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Dangers of Nor’easters

Dangers of Nor’easters

The phrase, “crowded coastline” might conjure up images of tanned tourists on the warm, sunny beaches of Florida and California.

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High-tech Plane Deployed to Improve Winter Storm Forecasts

High-tech Plane Deployed to Improve Winter Storm Forecasts

Data collected over the north Pacific Ocean the next two months by a highly specialized NOAA jet aircraft will improve North American winter storm forecasts.

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NOAA, USGS: Climate Change Impacts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

NOAA, USGS: Climate Change Impacts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.

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A Brief History: California’s Love Affair with Renewables

A Brief History: California’s Love Affair with Renewables

California, with its abundant natural resources, has a long history of support for renewable energy.

In 2009, 11.6 percent of all electricity came from renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and small hydroelectric facilities. Large hydro plants generated another 9.2 percent of our electricity.

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How Safe are Pipelines?

How Safe are Pipelines?

Let’s face it, all technologies we employ for the betterment of life carry risks – yes bathtubs included! With all the news about pipelines (and with Keystone XL taking center-stage), I thought it worthwhile to take a look as some stats.

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The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

Premieres November 18 and 19, 2012
8:00–10:00 p.m. ET on PBS

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