Climate Change Action Could Save 500,000 Lives Annually, Study Says

By Marianne Lavelle September 2013 More than 500,000 lives could be saved globally each year by 2030 if the world took action to curb climate change, adding up to massive health benefits that far exceed the costs of forcing a reduction in fossil fuel emissions, a new study concludes. The research, published Sunday in Nature … More Climate Change Action Could Save 500,000 Lives Annually, Study Says

If Wasted Food Were a Country…

By SILKE SCHMIDT September 2013 …it would be the world’s third-largest producer of greenhouse gases, after China and the United States. This finding was published in September 2013 in a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) entitled “The Food Wastage Footprint.” As one might expect, the reasons underlying food waste are … More If Wasted Food Were a Country…

Climate Change Impact on Marine Species: U.S. and U.K. Reports Reveal Similar Findings

By SILKE SCHMIDT August 2013 Two independent technical reports published in August 2013 summarize the current state of knowledge about the effects of a changing climate on marine ecosystems. The first is called “Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate.” It was prepared by more than sixty U.S. scientists and published by the National … More Climate Change Impact on Marine Species: U.S. and U.K. Reports Reveal Similar Findings

Global Warming Takes Back Seat in Wisconsin

By Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content September 2013 Only a few years ago, fighting global warming was a front-burner topic among state policymakers. But the issue has been largely ignored in Wisconsin since 2010 with the collapse of legislation that would have required a big shift to renewable power. That’s unlikely to change any time … More Global Warming Takes Back Seat in Wisconsin