Archive for the ‘climate change’ Category

The New York Times Magazine has published their 2009 green issue. Articles include, “Why Isn’t the Brain Green?” and “Natural Happiness.”

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Michael was interviewed as part of the story, Project to Help NH Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change, which aired this morning.

You can listen to the show and hear about Michael’s work with the New Hampshire Estuaries Project assisting communities to assess culverts in light of the increasing frequency of severe storms. This research project is part of the EPA‘s National Estuary Program, Climate Ready Estuaries.

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Looking for balanced information on biofuels? Worldchanging provides just that while reviewing recent studies that call some biofuels into question.

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Have family, friends, or colleagues who you know aren’t yet using compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFL)? Try sharing CFL love with this 3-minute video:

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Keene’s efforts to prepare for and combat climate change are reported in the February 17 online USA Today. Read the article here: N.H. city prepares for worst as warming fears rise

Don’t miss a quote from ANE’s own Kay Delanoy toward the end of the article!

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Looking for information about the impact of climate change close to home? Wondering who’s working on efforts to combat climate change and mitigate its impacts in New Hampshire? A good place to find information is the State of New Hampshire’s website, Climate Change Efforts in New Hampshire.

On the site, you’ll find links to relevant Executive Orders issued by the Governor; to state agencies, cities, and towns working to combat climate change; and to reports produced by non-profit organizations, universities, and government agencies, among other information.

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As we approach the date for the national teach-in Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America, we’ll be highlighting stories about climate change. We’ve planned a week of Focus the Nation activities for the ANE community and hope to see y’all there.

The BBC reported disturbing news about the Arctic ice cap last December. According to modelling studies, the Arctic is likely to be free of ice during the summers as soon as 2013.

And this from the folks at Focus the Nation:

According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to hold global warming to the low end (3-4 degrees F), global emissions of CO2 will have to peak in 2025—less than 20 years from now. Granting a 10-year lag for developing countries, this means that developed country emissions, including the US, must peak and begin to decline by 2015.

It’s urgent that we take action now at both the personal and political levels. There are many opportunities to learn how during the week of Focus the Nation activities beginning January 28.

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