Tuesday July 3rd 2012

‘Climate’ Archives

Home Prices In ‘Resilient Walkable’ Communities See Strongest Recovery

Home Prices In ‘Resilient Walkable’ Communities See Strongest Recovery

by Kaid Benfield, via NRDC’s Switchboard The housing price recovery has begun, says a new report from The Demand Institute, a think tank recently launched by Nielson and The Conference Board to track consumer demand.  Among the findings that are promising for more sustainable development patterns, the strongest segment of the market [...]

Half Of U.S. Nonresidential Construction To Be ‘Green’ By 2015: Firms Must Embrace Sector ‘To Stay Competitive’

Half Of U.S. Nonresidential Construction To Be ‘Green’ By 2015: Firms Must Embrace Sector ‘To Stay Competitive’

The green building sector is expanding rapidly post-recession. Will there be enough workers to fill demand? This may come as a big surprise: The U.S. commercial construction sector is facing a shortage of skilled workers. After a period of steep decline in commercial construction stemming from the 2008 financial crisis — forcing mass layoffs [...]

Public Opinion Snapshot: Americans Still Support Environmental Protection

Public Opinion Snapshot: Americans Still Support Environmental Protection

by Ruy Teixeira Given today’s economic problems, you’d think the public would be in a surly mood about environmental protection, seeing it as a secondary and perhaps conflicting priority to jobs and economic growth. That’s certainly what conservatives are hoping as they continue to push their environment-wrecking agenda. Turns out, [...]

Plugging the leaks

Plugging the leaks

Guest commentary by Beate Liepert, NWRA Clouds and water vapor accounts for only a tiny fraction of all water on Earth, but in spite of it, this moisture in the atmosphere is crucially important to replenishing drinking water reservoirs, crop yields, distribution of vegetation zones, and so on. This is the case because in the atmosphere, clouds [...]

Heartland CEO Joe Bast Calls Bill McKibben and Michael Mann ‘Madmen’

Heartland CEO Joe Bast Calls Bill McKibben and Michael Mann ‘Madmen’

The Heartland Institute is doubling down on its widely-condemned effort to label leading proponents of climate science as “murderers, tyrants, and madmen.” CEO Joe Bast has sent a letter to one of the scholars who “have expressed trepidation about continuing their long-time associations with us.” Not to worry, says Bast, [...]

Obama’s Biggest Climate Decision Of The Year May Be … Palm Oil?

Obama’s Biggest Climate Decision Of The Year May Be … Palm Oil?

Photo Credit: Aaron Fishman by Glenn Hurowitz The Obama administration is poised to make one of the biggest climate policy decisions of its entire administration – and it’s not about coal, oil, or gas, but rainforests.  EPA is deciding whether or not palm oil should be included in the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that American [...]

As Congress Continues Its Witch Hunt, Here Are Five Things You Should Know About Clean Energy Investments

As Congress Continues Its Witch Hunt, Here Are Five Things You Should Know About Clean Energy Investments

In an attempt to keep the political war against renewable energy in the headlines, Republicans are holding another hearing to question the value of government investments in the sector. Looks like ten political sideshows on Solyndra weren’t enough. If tomorrow morning’s hearing were being used as a chance to objectively assess where [...]

The Opportunities And Pitfalls Of Managing Smart Grid Data

The Opportunities And Pitfalls Of Managing Smart Grid Data

by Adam James At the advent of the Internet 30 years ago, having large amounts of personal information accessible on a shared network would have been unthinkable — even if that network would make our lives easier. But we found a way to navigate this privacy minefield with one straightforward idea: Entrust our personal information to [...]

Greenland Glaciers — not so fast!

Greenland Glaciers — not so fast!

There have been several recent papers on ice sheets and sea level that have gotten a bit of press of the journalistic whiplash variety (“The ice is melting faster than we thought!” “No, its not!”). As usual the papers themselves are much better than the press about them, and the results less confusing. They add rich [...]

James Hansen Is Correct About Catastrophic Projections For U.S. Drought If We Don’t Act Now

James Hansen Is Correct About Catastrophic Projections For U.S. Drought If We Don’t Act Now

The response by NOAA’s Martin Hoerling to James Hansen’s recent op-ed does not reflect the scientific literature. I’m traveling, so let me focus first on Hoerling’s incorrect statements — posted on this blog and DotEarth — about drought. As readers know, the journal Nature asked me to write a Comment piece on [...]

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