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    SUMMARY Students will apply a role-playing activity to explore the challenges facing climate change planning in New York City.  Radley Horton, lead climate scientist... More »

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    SUMMARY There is much unknown about the ramifications of large-scale deployment of geoengineering technologies.  Are they merely short-term fixes?  What are the... More »

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    SUMMARY The lesson plan provides a full menu for use from primary school to high school. Depending on the grade level and the unit of study that provides the context for a... More »

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Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon Last Updated on 2014-09-30 11:07:17 (Reuters) - President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax will target the power sector, particularly generators operating thermal plants with installed capacity equal or larger than 50 megawatts (MW). Click here to read more More »
World wildlife populations halved in 40 years Last Updated on 2014-09-30 11:03:47 The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index. The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago. The report says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%. Click here to read more More »
A Timeline of 2013 Extreme Weather and Global Warming Last Updated on 2014-09-30 10:58:29 On Monday, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society released its annual look at extreme weather events scorching heat and the role of climate change in causing them. More than 90 scientists from 14 countries compiled the report, which examined 16 separate events ranging from scorching heat toto heavy rains to searing drought that occurred in 2013. Check out the timeline to see what events were covered, when they occurred and if there was a discernible climate change connection or not. Click here to read more.  More »
Importance and relationship of boreal forests to climate Last Updated on 2014-09-30 10:47:57 This is Section 14.2 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. Lead Author: Glenn P. Juday; Contributing Authors: Valerie Barber, Paul Duffy, Hans Linderholm, Scott Rupp, Steve Sparrow, Eugene Vaganov, John Yarie; Consulting Authors: Edward Berg, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Olafur Eggertsson,V.V. Furyaev, Edward H. Hogg, Satu Huttunen, Gordon Jacoby, V.Ya. Kaplunov, Seppo Kellomaki, A.V. Kirdyanov, Carol E. Lewis, Sune Linder, M.M. Naurzbaev, F.I. Pleshikov, Ulf T. Runesson,Yu.V. Savva, O.V. Sidorova,V.D. Stakanov, N.M.Tchebakova, E.N.Valendik, E.F.Vedrova, Martin Wilmking.   The boreal region covers about 17% of the terrestrial area of the earth[5], with a broad zone of forest in a continuous distribution across the Eurasian and North American landmasses. The boreal forest is defined as a belt of forest south of the tundra characterized by a small number of coniferous species... More »
Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Last Updated on 2014-09-29 11:09:52   It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world, before Columbus set sail. But once you're there, there's no need for fossil fuels at all. The ancient island off the west coast of Africa is now a model for the future, within months of running on 100 percent renewable energy, which consists of a mix of wind and hydro-power. Click here to read more More »