Public Health

How Air Quality & Pollution Impact Public Health

Climate change reduces the air quality, and thus, people's health Greenhouse gas emissions, including ozone (O3), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter from fossil fuels, not only cause climate change but also pollute the breathable air, causing many public health …
Extreme Heat

How Extreme Heat & Heatwaves Impact Public Health

Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other natural disaster Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem and a leading cause of weather-related mortality in the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines …

The Fight to Put a Value on Rooftop Solar Power

Advancements in technology have enabled consumers to install solar panels on their roofs more cheaply than ever before. This presents utility companies—which have for decades monopolized the energy markets—with new challenges.

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 …