Tag Archives: Climate Change

Jillian Ames

After Reporting August 2016 as the hottest month in an 11-month streak of record-high temperatures, NASA reiterated what scientists have been stressing for years: climate change is upon us. While global climatic changes pose numerous environmental consequences, many scientists also

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Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience Project
Coping with Certain Uncertainty: 7 Practices of Resilient Businesses
Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience ProjectFebruary 18, 2016

Special Guest Blog: Conversations with Thought Leaders — Nexight Group believes that solving complex problems requires the collective insight of diverse leaders. In this new feature, we hear from today’s leading thinkers on how to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing

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Beth Ward

After years of work and two weeks of intense negotiations, last week 195 nations agreed to take steps to address climate change. The 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris was a historic event, and

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Beth Ward

July was the hottest month—ever. The average global temperature was the highest it’s been since recordkeeping started in 1880. And we’re on track for 2015 to be the hottest year ever recorded. Last week, President Barack Obama visited Alaska, the

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Brooke Ehrenberg
Aruba & Desalination: Tiny Island, Big Innovation
Brooke EhrenbergAugust 26, 2015

This summer marked my fourth trip to the island of Aruba.  It is a small island country, spanning only 69 square miles, yet it is densely populated and comprised of a rich blend of cultures.  During numerous conversations with locals,

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Chris Averill

In April, I blogged about water restriction legislation in California and whether the target reduction of usage was realistic and achievable. The targets focused on reducing residential water consumption by 25 percent, even though agriculture accounts for approximately 80 percent

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Chris Averill

A few weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to Iceland on vacation where we hiked inside a volcano, soaked in hot springs, climbed behind waterfalls, and walked along a black sand beach. Each of these experiences were unlike anything

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Chris Averill

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown ordered California’s first-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions in response to the state’s ongoing drought. From September 2014 through February 2015, the average daily per capita water consumption in California was 111 gallons, and varied between

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Jared Kosters

In the past decade, researchers have made significant efforts to synthesize and isolate atomic-scale energy materials structures with vastly enhanced performance. Such technological improvements lead to greater energy savings, lower energy costs, and carbon emission reductions. Two materials, in particular,

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Victoria Markovitz
Making a Difference One Meal at a Time
Victoria MarkovitzMarch 20, 2015

Americans are used to hearing that they should eat more veggies to improve their health. But last month, a U.S. nutritional advisory panel took this a step further. By eating less meat, they stated in a report, Americans could protect

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