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Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

11/6/2013 // By Julian Keniry

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University of Georgia (UGA) and declared: “Isn’t global warming a red […] Read more >

Workers installing rooftop solar panels. US National Forest Service photo by Alex Snyder.

Latest Climate Report Confirms We Have a Climate Problem — Do You Give a Care?

10/9/2013 // By Felice Stadler

If you are still sitting on the fence about whether we contribute to climate change, perhaps the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will help clear things up. Here’s what the IPCC’s headlines say: The Climate […] Read more >

Lodgepole pine trees in Colorado. Photo by National Wildlife entrant Mandy Christy.

Clear Science, Murky Ambition: Forests and Our Carbon Pollution Footprint

10/3/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States is periodically required to submit a report outlining its progress in addressing carbon pollution. The end of 2013 marks the sixth time since 1992 […] Read more >

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Obama Commits to Tackle Carbon Pollution in 2012

11/18/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced plans for establishing new carbon pollution limits on the nation’s power plants.  This is good news. Just last month NWF had voiced serious concerns that these efforts were going to be delayed indefinitely.  Significantly, the […] Read more >

Call to Action on Weather and Climate Extremes

11/18/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Just in case you hadn’t already figured out that something crazy is happening with our weather, the world’s top climate scientists today issued a report detailing exactly what we know.  Early this morning, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […] Read more >

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

11/2/2011 // By Miles Grant

A new report is set to warn the intensity of 2011′s floods, heat and drought aren’t freak occurrences – they’re the direct result of man-made climate change. Read more >

David Orr, Oberlin College

Confronting Climate Collapse: The Work of a Lifetime

1/12/2010 // By Julian Keniry

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse, recently published by Oxford University Press, is David W. Orr’s ninth book.  Although dozens of climate-related books have been published within the last several months and even more information exists online, there are […] Read more >

Copenhagen Day 1 (EPA’s Lisa Jackson, Smart Grids, Weatherization)

12/14/2009 // By Carly Queen

Wednesday, December 9 (Day 1) McNair Wagner, Robert Boyd and I woke up very early this morning (7am CET = 1am EST), put on our warmest clothes and made our way to the Bella Center for the U.N. Climate Conference. […] Read more >

Updated Science: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Predicted

9/28/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

The United Nations Environment Program released an excellent report summarizing scientific evidence from over 400 sources that have emerged since the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report. This compendium affirms that climate change is happening faster than […] Read more >

Report: Climate Change Coming Sooner, Stronger Than Thought

9/27/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A report released on September 22 by the United Nations points to some disturbing findings about how much quicker global warming is coming on: Roseanne Skirble of Voice of America reports: “The UNEP report presents scientific evidence that has emerged […] Read more >

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