Tagged : new-england
January 7th, 2012
Last month, a group of 51 scientists in New Hampshire, concerned about the lack of concern for climate change among candidates for public office, issued an open letter describing why they think it should be a priority issue.
The letter describes how climate change threatens New England’s crisp autumns and white winters, a source of great pride and tourism, as well as its coastlines and quality of life.
With the Republican presidential contenders massed in the state for the New Hampshire primary, set for this coming Tuesday, it time to republish this appeal.
Science and Public Policy in New Hampshire
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Tags: · Climate Change, less snow in Northeast, New England, New Hampshire, politicians, presidential primary, Republican candidates, scientists, warmer winters
June 18th, 2009
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
This Global Change Research report released this week is a compendium of the expected fallout from climate change in the U.S.
It’s not something you’ll want to curl up with in place of your bedtime novel; it won’t make you hazy, happy and sleepy (picture yourself bolt upright, watching crime news to calm down). Still, for those of us deliberately trying to keep our heads above the sand (or our real estate above the tide) it’s a must read.
I recommend skipping a lot of the governmentish intros and conclusions. Cut to the heartland synopses; these assessments of each region are a great reality check. This section of the report is stout and specific and will wrest away any fuzzy notion you have that climate change will just make things a tad warmer and we’ll all wear fewer sweaters.
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Tags: · Agriculture, BarbaraKesslerBlog, Climage Change, coastal flooding, cropland, dairy farming, Drought, Global Change Research Project, Great Lakes, heatwaves, hydropower, insects, New England, Ogallala Aquifer, Pests, United States, warming temperatures
February 18th, 2008
By Harriet Blake
The Cape Wind Energy Project released its final environmental impact report Friday. The project, to be located in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts, aspires to be America’s first offshore wind farm.
The project’s goal is to use the power of wind to provide three-quarters of Cape Cod and nearby islands’ clean electricity – enough to power about 200,000 homes – and at the same time, create new jobs and lower electric costs.
Photo: Cape Wind Associates
This images shows the projected view of the wind farm from Craigville six miles away.
The wind farm of 130 turbines five miles off the coast of Cape Cod would provide an alternative to using fossil fuels since wind is a renewable energy source. Already in use overseas in countries such as Denmark, wind power is a proven option to traditional energy sources such as oil, gas and coal.
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Tags: · Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Cape Wind Energy Project, New England, Wind Farms