Left: Cynthia Nixon. Right: Governor Cuomo of New York.

Political Challenger Cynthia Nixon: New York Governor Cuomo is Not Green Enough

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If you thought New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was a hardline green, wait until you see the alternative; Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon is running to become the next Governor of New York, on the basis that Governor Cuomo is too soft on climate issues. Sex and the…

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Balancing nuclear and renewable energy

By Cathy Milostan, Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear power plants typically run either at full capacity or not at all. Yet the plants have the technical ability to adjust to the changing demand for power and thus better accommodate sources of renewable energy such as wind or solar power. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s…

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Britain Cuts Climate Change Diplomatic Staff by 25%

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian is upset that the British Government foreign minister Boris Johnson has cut the number of staff tasked with negotiating international acceptance of global climate treaties and initiatives. Foreign Office climate staff cut by 25% under Boris Johnson Damian Carrington Environment editor Exclusive: The prime minister says the UK…

China’s Urban Heat Island Problem

How does urban-induced warming in Beijing interact with air temperature in summer? INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Beijing has undergone several important urbanization development stages since late 1978. Linked with urbanization, the so-called “urban heat island effect” is a key problem caused by urban land expansion. Such changes in air temperature in…

Study: cut down trees in California to save billions of gallons of water

From the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION and the “tree huggers nightmare” department Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests Too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests stress water supplies, scientists say There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO).…