Climate http://nhpr.org en Attack Of The Jellyfish! http://nhpr.org/post/attack-jellyfish <p>In early October, one of the largest nuclear reactors in the world was forced to shut down after a swarm of <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/01/jellyfish-clog-swedish-nuclear-reactor-shutdown" target="_blank">jellyfish flooded</a> and clogged its water cooling pipes. The bloom of jellyfish that devastated Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear plant is symptomatic of a global problem. Research out of the University of British Columbia shows a sixty-two percent increase in jellyfish blooms since 1950. Proliferation of the species has been crippling fishing and tourism all over the world and blooms are increasing in frequency, intensity and duration. <strong>Gwynn Guilford </strong>reported on the proliferation, which appears in large part to be related to the impact of humans on the oceans; her article appeared in <a href="http://qz.com/133251/jellyfish-are-taking-over-the-seas-and-it-might-be-too-late-to-stop-them/" target="_blank"><em>Quartz</em></a>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:10:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37640 at http://nhpr.org Attack Of The Jellyfish! Learning To Live Without A.C. http://nhpr.org/post/learning-live-without-ac <p>The heat wave that blanketed the east coast in mid-July was the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/heat-wave-death-toll-climbs-9-article-1.1408334">longest to hit New York City in a decade</a>. Not surprisingly, the Big Apple broke records for energy usage, as sweltering city-dwellers turned up the AC.&nbsp; The US leads the world in climate control – but at a significant financial and environmental cost<strong>. &nbsp;Leon Neyfakh</strong> is a reporter for the Ideas section of the Boston Globe – and author of the article <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/07/20/how-live-without-air-conditioning/4DqSdLtDiJ4iAn29lNCjaI/story.html">“How to Live Without Air Conditioning”.</a></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:23:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 32272 at http://nhpr.org Learning To Live Without A.C. California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law http://nhpr.org/post/californias-sustainable-communities-and-climate-protection-law <p></p><p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Three regions in California recently implemented transportation plans as part of a statewide strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Can you explain?</strong> <em>-- Bill Oakes, Reno, NV</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 31398 at http://nhpr.org California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative http://nhpr.org/post/barack-obamas-climate-change-initiative <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What is the gist of President Obama’s new plan to tackle global warming and how does the green community feel about what the White House is proposing?</strong><em>&nbsp; -- Bill Kemp, Seattle WA</em></p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30458 at http://nhpr.org Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative Is It Too Late to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Climate Change? http://nhpr.org/post/it-too-late-avoid-worst-impacts-climate-change <P><STRONG>EarthTalk®<BR>E - The Environmental Magazine</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><U>Dear EarthTalk</U>: </STRONG><STRONG>I read that CO2 in our atmosphere is now more than 300 parts per million. Doesn’t this mean that we’re too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<EM> -- Karl Bren, Richmond, VA</EM></P> <P>Actually the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere today is roughly 390 parts per million (ppm). And that’s not good news. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:10:38 +0000 10746 at http://nhpr.org Is It Too Late to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Climate Change? NOAA: Last Six Months Hottest on Record in NH http://nhpr.org/post/noaa-last-six-months-hottest-record-nh <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/6">released </a>temperature data for the past six months on Monday. Reports that NOAA&rsquo;s data shows this to be hottest first half of the year yet<a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/6/supplemental/page-2/"> in the Granite state</a>.</p><p>New Hampshire wasn&rsquo;t the only state to break records: all told twenty-eight states had their hottest first six months on record, and for another 15 states the temperatures ranked in the all-time top-ten.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:44:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 8423 at http://nhpr.org NOAA: Last Six Months Hottest on Record in NH