Ecology, Energy, Economy

Project BudBurst

“Project Budburst citizen scientists find that plants are blooming unusually early.”
Students, gardeners, retirees and other volunteers across the nation who are taking part in a nationwide initiative–Project BudBurst–are finding hints that certain plants are blooming unusually early, perhaps as a result of climate change.
The citizen scientists are recording the timing of flowers and foliage, amassing [...]

Federal Climate Change Programs

As awareness of global climate change has expanded over past decades, Congresses and Administrations have committed several billion dollars annually to studying climate change and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, most notably carbon dioxide. Most of that spending is done by the Department of Energy (DOE) and by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, although [...]

Archipelago East Of Quebec Melting Away

The warmest winter on record is causing the ice to melt in Canada. The lack of ice has caused thousands of seals to breed elsewhere. The island economy is expected to lose 6 million dollars. Baby seals are dying.
Fishers and hunters are quite concerned about the changes. A resident said, “There [...]

Climate Engagement

NOAA Awards Grants — Coastal residents, businesses and decision-makers around the country will consider how their communities can adapt to climate change through eight newly awarded NOAA National Sea Grant College Program grants.
Each of these $25,000 climate engagement mini-grants will support projects focused on preparing for changing climate conditions. The projects will be led by [...]

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