Entries of interest tagged with: GHG

Drawing Down Atmospheric Carbon

by Rebecca Canright As a student studying sustainability at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, I am encouraged by the recent research that Paul Hawken and his colleagues have conducted on the 100 most effective solutions to global warming. The … more

Creating a Local Climate for Community Conversation and Action

by Diane W. Husic The first report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 1990)1 led to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 195 countries that signed this 1992 treaty, including the U.S., are obligated to … more

Impacts of drilling in Marcellus Shale

In this section, we focus on the environmental impacts of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formations using the fracking or fracturing method (some background info is given on the Marcellus Shale page). Thoughts about use of the resultant … more

Biofuels = Biodevastation, Hunger & False Carbon Credits

Institute of Science In Society ISIS Press Release – 11 Dec 2006 Biofuels: Biodevastation, Hunger & False Carbon Credits Europe’s thirst for biofuels is fueling deforestation and food price hikes, exacerbated by a false accounting system that awards carbon credits … more