Nuclear Energy

Which Way for Nuclear Energy?

Last updated: February 27, 2017 The United States generates about one fifth of its electricity from nuclear power, making it the country’s largest zero-emissions energy source. The national rate of nuclear power consumption has remained relatively constant since around 1990. …


Soil Carbon Storage

The world’s soils hold a significant amount of carbon – more than double the amount in the atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent report finds that storing, or “sequestering,” carbon will be essential in lowering atmospheric carbon …


Food, Agriculture and Climate Change

Crops and Climate Climate change threatens the global food supply as certain crops become more expensive and scarce, with implications ranging from more chronic hunger to changes in common cuisine. Many crops will see negative impacts from the extreme weather, …


Federal Changes to Coal Cleanup Funding

Coal use across the U.S. has declined, causing large coal companies to declare bankruptcy. In light of this, environmental groups have joined community organizations living near mines to hold coal companies accountable for the cost and cleanup of closed sites to …


Antarctic Warming

Antarctic ice loss will cause catastrophic sea level rise Despite being the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica is very vulnerable to global warming and represents the world’s largest source of potential sea level rise. Many of its ice shelves are …
Season Creep

Season Creep

Climate change is disrupting the natural cycle of seasons Climate change forces spring to arrive much earlier, while winters to become shorter and milder. This phenomenon has been documented globally and informally dubbed as “season creep.” Season creep can have …
Sea Levels

Sea Level Rise

Sea levels are rising rapidly Sea levels have risen between eight to ten inches since they began increasing in the middle of the 19th century. The speed of rising has accelerated, with its rate doubling since 1992. These changes stand …
Arctic Sea

Arctic Sea Ice

Climate change is a key driver of Arctic Sea Ice decline Sea ice in the Arctic is rapidly disappearing and the decline is accelerating. Climate change is a key driver of this trend, with the Arctic warming twice as fast …

Animal Agriculture’s Impact on Climate Change

Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to human-made greenhouse gas emissions and a leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss.