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Archive: Climate

29 Jun 2016

Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in U.S.

by PHILIP WARBURG
Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs. READ MORE

27 Jun 2016

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

by HEATHER MILLAR
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction. READ MORE

23 Jun 2016

Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

by DIANE TOOMEY
As an advocate for Alaska’s Native communities, Robin Bronen points to a bureaucratic Catch-22 — villages cannot get government support to relocate in the face of climate-induced threats, but they are no longer receiving funds to repair their crumbling infrastructure. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

06 Jun 2016

At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be affected by global warming. READ MORE

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29 Jun 2016: U.S. Solar Energy Market Experiencing an Unprecedented Boom

28 Jun 2016: U.S., Canada, and Mexico to Set 50 Percent Renewable Power Goal by 2025

27 Jun 2016: Abandoned Coal Mines Emit As Much CO2 as a Small Power Plant

24 Jun 2016: Cities on Six Continents Join Forces to Combat Climate Change

23 Jun 2016: Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

22 Jun 2016: New NASA Visualization
Illustrates Severity of Recent Texas Floods

17 Jun 2016: California’s Roadside Trees Provide $1 Billion in Municipal Services

15 Jun 2016: Clean Energy Could Cost Up To 59 Percent Less by 2025, Report Finds

14 Jun 2016: CO2 Crosses 400 ppm For Last Time “Within Our Lifetimes,” Study Warns

10 Jun 2016: Researchers Find a Way to Turn CO2 Into Rock at Iceland Power Plant


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