Climate Change & Economic Development

Global changes in temperature and weather, driven by accumulating greenhouse gases (GHG), are beginning to exacerbate food insecurity, displace coastal communities and undermine livelihoods, especiall...

Manatees & Caribbean Conservation: The Threat of Low Genetic Diversity

Across the Caribbean, protected coastal waters have served as primary feeding and breeding grounds for the endangered Antillean manatee. Unfortunately, these same coastal waters are also a popular “...

Building New City Solutions to Pressing US Challenges

“. . .focus has escalated into military conflicts while domestically it has deflated our sense of promise and freedom through terror scares. . .”Let me digress to discuss the two other major chall...

The Future of Electricity: Embracing Transition

Life is full of transitions. Some are small like the transition kids make in the morning from being stone-cold asleep to biking off to school. Some are big like graduating from school and entering pro...

Climate Reform & Social Justice: A Plea for Parity in Communities of Color

With the devastation from Hurricane Sandy fresh in our minds, it is time to deliberatively address the menacing climate change concerns that are facing our planet and their disparate impacts on commun...

We Mean Green: One University’s Sustainability Initiatives

The University of North Texas (UNT) continues its leadership in sustainability with its We Mean Green Fund (WMGF) – a $5 per student per semester fee, which funds environmental projects on campus. A...

Kivalina & Climate Change: Innovative Solutions from Israel

“We’ve got to figure out how we protect the environment, the Native culture and still come up with a sound solution that doesn’t create more problems down the road. This means collaboration betw...

Solar as an Energy Partner Power Production’s Paradigm Shift

Much discussion and news about solar energy has occurred lately prompted largely by the Solyndra bankruptcy and the federal loan guarantees, which took taxpayer dollars down with the Company. In fact,...

Siberia’s Baikal: The Greatest Lake

You know, we Siberians live in fear of being exiled to Moscow, says Leonid Yevseyev, and we both laugh. Yevseyev, a native-born Siberian, is beside me on a promontory as we l...

Visual Dysfunction vs. ADD/ADHD Misdiagnosed Child Behavior Disorders

Children presenting with inattention that can contribute to behavior disorders are often misdiagnosed and/or misrepresented. Teachers and parents commonly characterize these children as being difficul...

Science & Intelligence Analysis

Intelligence analysis is a dynamic, interactive battle of wits played under complex, uncertain circumstances. Analysts must gather evidence from open and classified sources, evaluate its credibility, ...

Running Out of Time: Climate Change Policy Failures

In January 2011, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) jointly announced that 2010 tied 2005 as the hottest years in...

Saving Serengeti

It is one of the most famous names in the world. Almost any schoolchild, no matter where, can tell you about it. Many companies and services have adopted the appellation. Sunglasses and clothing lines...

Naval Base Ventura County Leading the Way with LED Lighting

As the designated “Energy Showcase Base” for the West Coast, Naval Base Ventura County’s (NBVC) charter is to install and test “new and emerging” and “state of the shelf” technologies an...

Southeast Florida’s Regional Climate Change Compact

Southeast Florida is a region planning for the large scale, looming conditions of climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather event vulnerability. Hundreds of concerned parties are engaged in c...

Honey Bee Health & Food Security

The honey bee is, arguably, the most famous insect on the planet. It has been associated with human populations for thousands of years and is a model for cooperation, collaboration and interaction wit...

US Coast Guard District 17: Arctic Shield & Cultural Responsiveness

Although the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has served the Nation in ports, at sea and around the world for more than 200 years, USCG District 17 is unique because it is responsible for the entire state of A...

The Past as Guide to the Future: US Geological Records of Sea-Level Change

Sea-level rise is one of the more certain impacts of future climate change; although, uncertainty surrounds its likely global and regional magnitude. Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions is an unlik...

Smart Power Move: Solar as a Crucial US Energy Component

Living and acting in an environmentally conscious way and finding a balance between economics, environment and society is, historically, not a new concept. However, it is a relatively new concept for ...

Education & Innovation Promoting Public/Private Water Solutions

The 2010 Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) is a far-reaching measure that seeks to assure Federal buildings and property are managed with a priority on energy and water-efficient practi...

Behaviorally Realistic Solutions to Environmental Problems

Why don’t people: set thermostats to use less energy when they are out of the house; cancel mail catalogs they never open; check their tire pressure regularly; ask whether their nursery stocks non-i...

Mage Solar Understanding Solar Basics

It doesn’t take a solar expert to realize that the magnificent concept of clean, reliable and easy to deploy solar energy is unstoppably making its way into the collective conscience of society. Sol...
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