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RHODES TRUSSELL, GLOBAL LEADER IN WATER TREATMENT
TECHNOLOGIES, TO RECEIVE 2013 CLARKE PRIZE
June 20, 2013 02:11 PM - National Water Research Institute
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) has announced that civil and environmental engineer R. Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, NAE, will be the twentieth recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Trussell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trussell Technologies, Inc., an environmental engineering consulting firm based in Pasadena, California.
Climate Change will Trap Millions in Poverty According to World Bank Report
Warming could surpass the 2°C guardrail in the next two to three decades
Interaction of climate impacts can cause ”˜domino-effect’ ultimately affecting long-term human development
June 19, 2013 02:53 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC — In a new report released today, the World Bank warned that climate change-driven increasing severe weather, sea-level rise, storm surges will threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. According to the report, climate-related extremes events from current warming are already pushing the most vulnerable households below the poverty trap threshold and will make promoting economic growth, poverty and inequality eradication increasingly challenging as temperatures continue to rise. By 2030, the report warns, between 40% and 80% of the land used to grow maize in Sub-Saharan Africa will be unable to sustain crops due to droughts and heat, while sea-level rise and increased tropical storms could inundate much of the Thai Capital, Bangkok and other low-lying coastal cities and islands.
BROOKLYN HOME RAVAGED BY SANDY IS HELPED BY ROBIN HOOD RELIEF FUND GRANT TO COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
June 19, 2013 11:13 AM - Community Environmental Center
New York, NY – Stella S. remembers when the ocean invaded her home in Sea Gate, in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
“My basement was totally destroyed,” she said during a recent telephone interview. “Five feet of water. You can still see the water line. It was very scary.&rdquo
Delta/Surrey Residents Raise Dust Over U.S. Coal Exports
June 17, 2013 09:55 AM - Burns Bog Conservation Society
Prior to the Metro Vancouver meeting Friday, June 14th over the import/export of U.S. coal in the Lower Mainland, a forum on coal was held by Burns Bog Conservation Society and the Wilderness Committee. The forum, held on Wednesday June 12th at the Delta Golf Course (11550 No. 10 Road), was attended by over 200 Delta and Surrey residents. The forum told residents that the coal terminal expansion at Fraser Surrey Docks would result in 175 car train travelling through the community, 4 times a day. At the time, a coal train was sitting on the tracks less than 50 meters from the meeting.
US and China Agree to Use Montreal Protocol to Cut Super Greenhouse Gases
Agreement on HFCs Opens Door to Biggest Climate Mitigation Through 2020
June 14, 2013 10:03 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC –President Obama and President Xi concluded their first-ever summit June 8th with two successful outcomes: an agreement to work together to reduce the threat from North Korea, and an agreement to “work together and with other countries through multilateral approaches that include using the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs….”
Black Carbon Emissions Cut 90% in California; Model for Polluted Mega Cities of the World (Fast climate mitigation possible from controlling diesel engines; extra warming from previously ignored brown carbon also confirmed)
June 13, 2013 12:14 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC, — In a first-of-its kind study examining the impact black carbon has on climate in California, researchers found the state’s efforts to reduce air pollution, particularly from diesel engines, has cut black carbon concentrations by 90% since 1966, without any noticeable disruption to the lives of the citizens of California, but with tremendous benefits to their health, as well as to climate protection.
Fraser Surrey Docks coal issue
June 11, 2013 07:38 AM - Burns Bog Conservation Society
While the coal issue continues to heat up with potential coal port expansion at Fraser Surrey Docks, on River Road, Delta's Burns Bog Conservation Society has announced a forum, 'Coal, Climate Change, Burns Bog and You.' June 12, 7-9 pm, at Delta Golf Course (#10 and Hwy 91),
Coal trains, climate change and their implications for the Bog will be addressed by Burns Bog Conservation Society President Eliza Olson, Wilderness Committee's Eoin Madden and Bellingham, Washington resident Frank James, M.D. These three speakers will be teaching the art of communicating with your government as well as covering the facts of coal port expansion. James will be bringing his experience as an advocate against the Blaine, WA, Cherry Point coal port expansion, currently in environmental review.
Obama, Xi can secure critical climate victory this week
Leadership by two presidents would ensure successful HFC phase down;
Montreal Protocol victory would produce fast climate protection
June 10, 2013 09:42 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington, D.C.- President Obama and President Xi have the opportunity when they meet tomorrow and Saturday to secure the biggest climate victory available before 2020 by agreeing to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. In a letter sent yesterday, the Bicameral Climate Change Task Force from the U.S. Congress urged President Obama to pursue a Montreal Protocol victory during his meeting with China’s new President in Rancho Mirage California
CARL SAFINA LEAD SCIENTIST FOR GYRE EXPEDITION, SOUTHWEST ALASKA
Scientists, Artists and Educators Explore Marine Debris Crisis,
Museum Exhibition to Follow
June 4, 2013 11:10 AM - Blue Ocean Institute
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – On June 7, an international team of scientists, artists and educators will launch an expedition to study the global marine debris crisis from one of the most breathtaking places on the planet: southwest Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center, in partnership with several national and Alaska-based organizations.
First-Ever National Ranking Shows Most Coastal States Failing to Protect Oceans
May 29, 2013 03:49 PM - Marine Conservation Institute
Seattle WA - Today two leading marine science and conservation organizations, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue, issued the 1st-ever quantitative, scientifically rigorous national ranking of states’ protection of their ocean waters. SeaStates:How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters? shows that most states and territories are failing to safeguard our nation’s marine life, seafood and coasts.