Environmental Protection

Global Climate Change


According to a new report by the NRDC, the anticipated impacts are more widespread than previously believed; major threats seen to oyster, scallop, and clam industries in CA, CT, FL, LA, MA, ME, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, RI, TX, VA, and WA.

Rapid Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Economies in Several States

According to a new report by the NRDC, the anticipated impacts are more widespread than previously believed; major threats seen to oyster, scallop, and clam industries in CA, CT, FL, LA, MA, ME, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, RI, TX, VA, and WA.

Ancient Snow Patches in Norway are Melting

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have discovered that snow patches that have been in Norway for more than 5,000 years are beginning to melt at a rapid pace due to climate change.

The proposed budget for 2016 reflects robust Administration support for science-based decision-making in managing natural resources.

President’s 2016 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

The proposed budget for 2016 reflects robust Administration support for science-based decision-making in managing natural resources.

A group of researchers from the University of Arizona has discovered that the Earth’s crust under Iceland rebounds as the island’s ice caps melt as a result of global warming.

Iceland Rising from Glacier Melt

A group of researchers from the University of Arizona has discovered that the Earth’s crust under Iceland rebounds as the island’s ice caps melt as a result of global warming.

Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.

Exploring the Natural Hazards of 2014

Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.

FAA Showing Off NextGen at JFK

The agency has installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 so passengers can see how the technology will work to enhance their flying experience--making it safer, faster, and cleaner for the environment.

Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe

Europe’s Transport Network Vulnerable to Climate Change

Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe's transport network over the last few years. As the climate changes, the transport system urgently needs to adapt, according to a new assessment.

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

Data-Driven Insights on the California Drought

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.



Five Companies Win European Business Awards

Karmenu Vella, the European Union's Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries commissioner, has announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15.

Increased heat brought on by climate change will be a problem for workers in numerous industries, NIOSH warns.

NIOSH Highlights Climate Change's Impact on Workers

The agency's Climate Change Occupational Safety and Health Work Group is working to determine OSH issues, identify gaps in worker protection, and make recommendations for safety and health improvements.

Eastern Australia Could Provide Revelations for Climate Change

Volcanic ash found along Eastern Australia is helping researchers from the University of New England determine the age and duration of climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period millions of years ago.

This photo is an aerial view of California

$1.45 Billion San Onofre Settlement Approved

The California Public Utilities Commission approved it Nov. 20.

This photo shows the Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3G/GO, which integrates Ener-Core’s proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology with a highly efficient 2MW gas turbine. It is engineered to meet demanding emissions regulations and to provide continuous power generation on a wide range of fuel qualities. (Ener-Core, Inc. photo)

Deal Provides Wider Access to Methane Flaring Solution

"Most industries that currently flare their waste gases will soon be able to use these waste gases productively while also significantly reducing their emissions of waste gases into the atmosphere. This is great news for our world's air quality and great news for the financial bottom lines of the industries that currently emit these greenhouse gases into the atmosphere," said Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core.

G-20 Summit Countries Promise Greater Female Labor Force Participation

The participating countries agreed to boost female labor force participation rates by 25 percent by 2025. Doing so will bring an estimated 100 million additional women into the labor force by that year.

This photo taken at Normandy Beach, N.J., on Sept. 4, 2013, 10 months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, shows reconstruction work at an apartment complex that was severely damaged. (Photo by Rosanna Arias/FEMA)

Climate Change Standards Webinar Set for Nov. 18

The webinar will focus on the work program of ISO Technical Committee 207's Subcommittee 7 on greenhouse gas management and related activities; it mainly deals with measuring, reducing, managing, and verifying greenhouse gas emissions.

Automakers Settle Greenhouse Gas Case

EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million penalty and will pay about $50 million more on actions to prevent further violations.

'More Effort' Needed to Meet Climate Change Target, UN Reports

The Global Diversity Outlook 4 report released Oct. 6 measures progress toward meeting 20 biodiversity goals that were agreed up in 2010, including reducing pressure on ecosystems vulnerable to climate change.

Rapid Climate Change Creates Need for Greenhouse Gas Standards Revisions

Because the climate is ever changing, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has decided to revise its greenhouse gas standards to meet current and future market needs.

New Study Explains Wintertime Ozone Pollution in Utah Oil and Gas Fields

A study by NOAA shows how oil and gas exploration can lead to high levels of ozone in the winter.

Human activity causing climate change did cause heat waves in Australia, New Zealand, and some Asian countries to be more severe, according to the NOAA report.

NOAA Report Links Climate Change to Heat Waves' Severity

The connection between human activities and increased severity and likelihood of droughts, storms, and heavy rain events was not as clear, according to the agency.

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