August 2013

2012: The Year of Broken Climate Records

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) State of the Climate report was released on Tuesday, and its findings were alarming. Hundreds of researchers and climate scientists from around the globe contributed to the report, which assessed global temperatures, ocean temperatures, sea level rises, arctic sea ice cover, greenhouse gas emissions, climate-related weather events and dozens of other variables—all of which painted a bleak picture of the current state of our climate.

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New Study Reveals Impact of Global Warming on Marine Life

While the effect of climate change on land animal species is well-documented, our understanding of the way that climate change impacts marine life has been limited—until now. A recent study undertaken by scientists at 17 institutions across the world revealed startling impacts.

Notably, evidence showed that phytoplankton, zooplankton and bony fish are moving toward the poles at an average rate of 72 kilometers per decade, compared with the terrestrial average of 6 kilometers per decade.

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The Future of Green: Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Today is the first day of our exciting new blog series: The Future of Green. Every other Friday we will post a blog about a cutting-edge and futuristic innovation in the world of green technology. Technology is one of several barriers that stand between today’s society and a sustainable future. The innovators we highlight through The Future of Green are shattering those barriers. Make sure to tune in every other Friday for a glimpse into the future of energy and sustainability.

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