Nearly 100 Climate Action Plans for National Parks Removed From Website

Read the full story at EcoWatch. Climate change is a major challenge to America's beloved National Parks—from hotter, drier conditions that can spark intense wildfires that can permanently alter Yosemite's landscapes, to sea level rise triggered by warming temperatures that threaten the Everglades. In fact, nearly 100 parks have been preparing for and adapting to the damaging effects of climate change …

In ToxicDocs.org, a Treasure Trove of Industry Secrets

Read the full story at Undark. The historians Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner took notice when, in 2004, a colleague wrote a 41-page report lambasting their work. The two New York professors (Markowitz at the City University of New York and Rosner at Columbia University) had spent decades working together at the intersection of history …

Understanding Green Tribology

Read the full story from AZO Cleantech. The study of tribology combines both the studies of science and technology to understand how surfaces interact in a relative motion and how these interactions can cause a variety of subsequent effects to the materials involved. These surface interactions can often result in friction, wear and corrosion to …

After Devastating Cyclone, Fiji Farmers Plant For A Changed Climate

Read the full story from NPR. Scientists say warmer ocean temperatures in the South Pacific are creating more intense storms and flooding. Low-lying islands like Fiji's face some of the most severe effects of climate change. As the country begins to feel these effects, farmers there are re-thinking how they plant.

Why airports are embracing renewable energy

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. The largest airports in the world have the land areas and populations of small cities. They operate around the clock and move tens of millions of passengers each year. They are constantly looking for ways to source the power needed to keep their energy-hungry operations on track. …

Supreme Court rejects case over EPA coal jobs reports

Read the full story in The Hill. The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a coal mining company’s appeal arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must regularly report on the impact to coal jobs from its regulations. Murray Energy Corp.’s case was one of dozens the court declined to hear without any explanation.