It gives me pause to see proposals now before government agencies to relax the standards for discharge and stream protection
The impacts of climate change are likely to cause a 1.2% decline in GDP across the U.S. per one degree rise in temperature (C)
We should insist that long-term monitoring programs are maintained and enhanced to record changes in Earth’s conditions.
Humans appropriate about 40% of all terrestrial plant production for various purposes
if we added iron to a large area of the world’s oceans, we could dramatically lower the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.
Those who enjoy understanding about science need to do more than bask in that pleasure.
The CO2 storage capacity of areas favorable for CCS in the United States amounts to 150 x 1015 g of CO2—equivalent to about 25 years of our emissions at current levels.
As a first approximation, a large protected area will preserve more species than a small one.
All this argues for the electric utility companies to spend far less money planning natural-gas and nuclear-fired power plants and far more on wind mills and improvements to the grid
If we are to ensure high quality water, significant effort must be put to managing sources of nitrogen and phosphorus in runoff that reaches the Great Lakes