Content tagged “climate change”

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  • IPCC report shows action on climate change is critical

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released the first of four chapters of its Fifth Assessment Report. It shows scientists are more certain now than in 2007 when the Fourth Assessment was released that humans are largely responsible for global warming — mainly by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests — and that it's getting worse and poses a serious threat to humanity. More »

    Science Matters

  • Nature gets a seat at the decision-making table

    As climate scientists release new information through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, environmental scientists are hailing a policy from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency as ground-breaking and long overdue. This summer, FEMA announced it would be the first federal agency to incorporate environmental benefits into decision-making. More »

    Notes from the Panther Lounge

  • Incinerating trash is a waste of resources

    Many urban areas have built or are considering building waste-incineration facilities to generate energy. At first glance, it seems like a win-win. You get rid of "garbage" and acquire a new energy source with fuel that's almost free. But it's a problematic solution, and a complicated issue. More »

    Science Matters

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