Amanda Staudt’s Archive

James Hansen. Flickr photo by Milan Ilnyckyj.

Courage, Credibility and Conviction: James Hansen’s Remarkable Career at NASA

This piece originally appeared on Climate Access. Climate scientist James Hansen recently announced his retirement after 46 years at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to allow him …

Dave Powell - USDA Forest Svc - La Grande Ranger District - Bugwood

Forests in a Warming World

Mountain pine beetles have devastated nearly 7 million acres of pine forests in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota since 1996. And, that pales in comparison to the more than 40 …

Wildlife across the country will be impacted by climate change, according to a new draft National Climate Assessment. Photo by William Wiley.

Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available for Public Review

A long-awaited report on how climate change is affecting the United States will be released for public review on Monday, January 14. The Third National Climate Assessment¬†is the most comprehensive …

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy off the shores of Florida and an approaching cold front across the Midwest. (NASA GOES, 10-25-2012)

East Coast Faces Monstrous Halloween Hurricane: How is Climate Change Fueling Sandy?

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, forecasters are giving it nicknames that sound like the title of a disaster movie: Frankenstorm. The Perfect Storm II. All point to …

Dreading the End of Summer

Important habitat for the threatened Mexican Spotted Owl was destroyed in wildfires that ravaged more than 60% of the  Bandalier National Monument in New Mexico during the summer of 2011. The new technical input report features a case study of this fire and how it affected ecosystem services. Image source: Flickr (Lincoln Wildlife Crew-2008)

New Report on Climate Change and Wildlife

Fireworks, Washington, DC, July 4, 2007. Credit: Flickr (Camera Slayer)

Talking Climate Change before the Fireworks

Whitewater-Baldy Fire, New Mexico on June 6, 2012. Credit: Kari Greer, USFS Gila National Forest.

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause.

Shamu, San Diego, CA. Credit: Patty Mooney

Injecting Social Sciences into the Climate Movement

What do the boomerang effect, the deficit model, and the Shamu principle have to do with helping reduce our carbon emissions? What about the foot-in-the-door effect, spillover, and the single-action …

Green sea turtle on Hawaii's Punalu'u beach. Credit: Flickr (The Shifted Librarian)

Righteous is the Turtle. Protect Him!

The green sea turtle slowly clambered onto the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unconcerned with the small group of onlookers, the turtle found a nice spot …

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