Dire future etched in the past: CO2 at 3-million year-old levels
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-dire-future-etched-co2-million.html by Patrick Galey and Marlowe Hood APRIL 5, 2019 The last time there was so much CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere, ice caps virtually disappeared Planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere — at its highest level in three million years — is poised to lock in dramatic temperature and sea level rises over a timescale […]Continue reading
CO2 Levels Are as High as They Were Three Million Years Ago
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/warming-temperatures-could-transform-antarctica-plant-filled-land-green-180971880/ The last time Earth had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees were growing at the South Pole By Meilan Solly APRIL 4, 2019 Climate change researchers are peering into the past in hopes of anticipating the future, but as a group of British scientists reported at a recent Royal Meteorological Society meeting, […]Continue reading
Weed killer residues found in 98 percent of Canadian honey samples
https://www.ehn.org/weed-killer-residues-found-in-98-percent-of-canadian-honey-samples-2632384800.html Study is the latest evidence that glyphosate herbicides are so pervasive that residues can be found in foods not produced by farmers using glyphosate. Carey Gillam Mar 22, 2019 As U.S. regulators continue to dance around the issue of testing foods for residues of glyphosate weed killers, government scientists in Canada have found the […]Continue reading
Save Fort Green Park
Friends of Fort Green Park are helping to preserve our trees and prevent the city from cutting down healthy city trees. The Parks Department misrepresented the health of the 58 mature trees marked for removal — a total of 71 trees will be endangered, including an additional 13 due to extreme pruning and adjacent excavation […]Continue reading
Friends of Fort Green Park Fighting to Preserve The City’s Trees
Friends of Fort Green Park The Parks Without Borders plan for Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn has not undergone environmental review as required under SEQRA. Nearby residents and regular users of the park have asked many questions that have not been answered, despite repeated FOIL requests for information about the environmental impact of removing so many large, mature trees. These effects include […]Continue reading
Will Expansion of Westchester Airport Damage NYC Water?
Sierra Club New York City Group presents; Sustainability Series 2019 Will Expansion of Westchester Airport Damage NYC Water? Martin Rogowsky – Former Westchester County Legislator Jonathan T. Wang – Private Pilot & Founder of Citizens For A Responsible County Airport Michael Dulong – Senior Attorney with Riverkeeper Wednesday, April 10th Hosted by the Seafarers […]Continue reading
Trash Talk: How Fast Can We Ramp up Recycling?
Sierra Club New York City Group presents; Sustainability Series 2019 Trash Talk: How Fast Can We Ramp up Recycling? Bridget Anderson – Deputy Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Dept. of Sanitation Maggie Clarke, Ph.D. – Chair of SWAB Waste Prevention & Reuse Committee Wednesday, May 8th Hosted by the Seafarers and International House […]Continue reading
Coal Ash Contaminates Groundwater at 91% of US Coal Plants, Tests Show
An analysis of water monitoring reports found unsafe levels of toxic substances near hundreds of coal ash sites, many of them in the Midwest and Southeast. James Bruggers MAR 4, 2019 Coal ash from the now-retired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee, is among the worst groundwater polluters, a new analysis shows. At a power […]Continue reading
Is the Green New Deal Impossible?
by James Brewer Stewart 2/14/19 If you are sneering at advocates of the Green New Deal as impractical dreamers, misguided fanatics or headline seeking demagogues, here is a lesson from our nation’s past that should make you think again. Not only are these agitators deadly serious, but they have substantial historical precedent to back them […]Continue reading
Don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s a big hole in the world’s most important glacier
CAN’T HARDLY THWAITES by Eric Holthaus on Jan 31, 2019 Civilization’s most important glacier has revealed another worrying surprise to scientists. The Thwaites Glacier, the largest outflow channel of the vulnerable West Antarctic Ice Sheet, now has a gigantic subterranean hole. The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and 1,000 feet tall — […]Continue reading