Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMMuch of the public hand-wringing over the effects of climate change centers on altering human, political and industrial behavior to reduce carbon emissions. But engineers are pondering some other, surprising remedies. [News Source]
Here’s how engineers are trying to hack climate change.
Youth activists score big climate victory in small Minnesota town.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMLast month a handful of students convinced the Grand Marais city council to adopt a “climate inheritance resolution” that could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the tiny North Shore hamlet. [News Source]
Alaska’s thaw reveals—and threatens—a culture’s artifacts.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMPrecious items of the Yupik people, long frozen in time, are emerging as temperatures rise. Now the rush is on to save them. [News Source]
Washington businesses slam carbon tax.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMA public hearing on a carbon tax proposal in the Washington Legislature drew a large crowd Tuesday in Olympia. [News Source]
Cape becomes laboratory for climate study.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMResearchers are using the Cape Lookout National Seashore as the site for a study to determine how climate change might affect key cultural resources over time, and what can be done. [News Source]
A dangerous change of climate in Washington.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMIt’s clear Pruitt’s primary interest is in ensuring blue skies for fossil fuel-based energy companies. At least he has done the nation and those dedicated to resisting his efforts a favor by making no secret of it. [News Source]
Report: Duke Energy could save ratepayers money with more clean energy.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMRatepayers in the Carolinas could save nearly $10 billion if Duke Energy increased solar power sixfold, shuttered coal plants ahead of schedule, and abandoned goals for a new nuclear plant, a new report shows. [News Source]
Florida scientists fear Trump budget cuts could impact hurricane forecasting and climate research.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMA growing chorus of scientists is raising the alarm over reports of Trump administration budgets cuts that would affect climate change research and hurricane forecasting. [News Source]
Why Donald Trump should play even more golf.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMThere’s a furore over how much he’s played in his first few weeks as president. But evidence shows that being outdoors could be the best way for him to stay calm and sane. [News Source]
‘Spinning sail’ rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMAn ocean-going tanker is to be fitted with a type of “spinning sail” invented almost a century ago in a step that could lead to more environmentally friendly tankers worldwide. [News Source]
We can climate-proof Australia, but we have to start now.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMOur government spends 10 times more on disaster recovery than on prevention, but now it needs to think ahead. [News Source]