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Public comments sought on RESTORE Act draft NOAA science planLast Updated on 2014-10-30 10:28:00
October 29, 2014
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program research will focused on the health of the Gulf of Mexico whose resources, such as these salt marshes near Grand Isle, LA, were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Credit: NOAA)
Today, NOAA released for public comment the draft science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, which supports research in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term sustainability of the ecosystem and its fisheries. Click here to read more
Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & RecommendationsLast Updated on 2014-10-29 10:37:04Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations, ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally poor responses among the vast majority. Click here to read more
Sen. Whitehouse to push carbon price billLast Updated on 2014-10-29 10:31:58Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is preparing legislation that will put a price on carbon and he plans to introduce it next month.
Whitehouse announced the legislation during a conference at New York University on Tuesday, claiming it would “generate significant new federal revenue. Click here to read more
Fossil fuelLast Updated on 2014-10-28 12:02:28
Fossil fuel is any naturally occurring carbon compound found in the Earth's crust that has been produced by anaerobic conditions and high pressures acting on dead organisms. These fossil fuel deposits are typically found at depths beneath the Earth surface or ocean floor of tens of meters to kilometers, and often occur in large agglomerations of gas, liquid or solid matter. Presently, combustion of fossil fuels account for over 86 percent of the world's artificial energy delivered to the human society. These fuels are considered non-renweable in that their natural creation time requires millions of years.
The extraction, processing and combustion of fossil fuels causes significant adverse environmental consequences to biodiversity, air quality and water quality, as well as substantial impacts to human health and mortality. These processes also generate large... More »
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