Talk about reducing your carbon footprint is one thing, action quite another. And when it comes to signing up with providers of alternative energy for electricity at home, the vast majority of Americans haven’t, according to a recent Associated Press report. Michael Hill of A.P. on July 6 reported that even though green power programs […]
Green building is gaining popularity among the nation’s counties, according to a new study by the American Institute of Architects. Since 2003, the number of counties with green building programs has grown from eight to 39 – an increase of 487.5 percent. The study, “Local Leaders in Sustainability: Green Counties,” surveyed 200 of the most […]
Anyone paying attention to news in the U.S. in June knows that the Midwest was unusually wet and the western U.S. extremely dry. A report from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, released July 9, discusses those and other climate trends for the early summer of 2008. June was the 27th warmest month in the U.S. […]
The June 2008 online issue of the International Journal of Sustainability Communication is devoted to communications on climate change. Guest-edited by Ed Maibach of George Mason University, the issue invites reactions to the published research papers for consideration in final revisions to those works. The final works are to be published later this year.
Veteran science writer Cristine Russell, now a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, asks “Now What?” in a July /August 20087 Columbia Journalism Review feature. Her answer, in part, calls for a sharpening of reporting on politics, and business in coming years while not ignoring the continuing importance of […]
With all the attention surrounding carbon dioxide these days, it is easy to forget that there are a number of other important natural and human-driven factors (“forcings” in climate circles) that influence Earth’s climate.
It’s not often that Stanford climatologist Stephen H. Schneider shares the limelight with the Dave Matthews Band (which has sold more than 30 million albums over the past 12 years), hip-hop rapper, producer, and actor Snoop Dogg, and recording artist and musical poet Citizen Cope.
Changing ocean chemistry threatens the survival of marine life as much as warming temperatures. Understanding the basic chemistry of ocean acidification and the relevant consequences for people and wildlife are keys to effective journalism on an issue of growing importance and interest to media audiences.
The Knight Science Journalism Tracker‘s Charlie Petit, himself a former full-time newspaper science reporter of some substantial standing, got a kick out of a recent wire service story on climate change and public health.
Readers of the Eugene Register-Guard are getting a regular dose of climate change insights by way of a frequent column written by the director of the University of Oregon’s Climate Leadership Initiative.
Ohio State University glaciologist Lonnie Thompson and climatologist Ellen Mosley-Thompson in May traveled to Jerusalem to receive the $1million Dan David Prize.
All three staff meteorologists at KLTV, the ABC affiliate broadcasting to the Tyler-Longview-Jacksonville area of Northeast Texas, joined forces last November to deliver an on-air rebuttal of the idea that humans are changing the earth’s climate.