Natural Resources and Climate Change

 

Natural Resources and Climate Change

Natural resources and climate change are tightly linked. Click on a link to go to that topic.

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What's the picture? It's Oeschinen Lake in the Swiss Alps

 

  • UNEP Green Economy initiative Featured Article UNEP Green Economy initiative UNEP Green Economy initiative

    HERE is the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) Green Initiative. UNEP's ground-breaking report Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and... More »

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    Climate change is upon us, and is causing devastating effects already, with more to come.  One area it is affecting is our water resources (see... More »

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Tar Sands, Global Warming, Protests, and the Keystone XL Pipeline Last Updated on 2014-04-05 03:27:37 Tar Sands, Global Warming, Protests, and the Keystone XL Pipeline Introduction - What Are Tar Sands? The Keystone XL Pipeline Global Warming and Environmental Concerns US Government Environmental Analyses Protests Against the Keystone XL Pipeline at the White House The Economics of Tar Sands The Politics of Tar Sands What's the picture? It's some tar sand.   Introduction - What are Tar Sands? Bituminous sands, colloquially known as oil sands or tar sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit. The sands contain naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, water, and a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum technically referred to as bitumen (or colloquially "tar" due to its similar appearance, odour, and colour). Oil sands are found in large amounts in many countries throughout the world, but are found... More »
Risky Business (Climate Change) Last Updated on 2014-01-13 05:36:54 RISKY BUSINESS How much economic risk does the United States face from the impacts of climate change? The Risky Business initiative will help us find out. Risky Business includes two core components: An independent risk assessment will combine existing data on the current and potential impacts of climate change with original research that will quantify potential future costs. The results, to be released in the summer of 2014, will reveal the likely financial risk the United States faces from unmitigated climate change. An engagement effort will target the economic sectors most at risk from a changing climate, and begin the process of helping leaders from across these sectors prepare a measured response to the risks they face. The engagement will be led by a risk committee composed of top national and regional leaders from across the American economic and political spectrum. Risky... More »
Environment New Jersey RSS News feed Last Updated on 2013-09-28 23:24:44 Here is the Environment New Jersey RSS news feed. This shows climate change impacts at a state level. ----------- Environment New Jersey:          Solar Rising: Report Ranks New Jersey Fourth in the Nation in Solar Power September 27, 2013 9:58 AM Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks New Jersey 4rd in the nation per capita for solar installations. Although this makes New Jersey one of a dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies, we have slipped from first in the country. Last year, solar capacity in New Jersey grew by 43%, bringing it to a total of 971 Megawatts.   Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America's Top 12... More »
Letter to Pres. Obama opposes Keystone XL Southern proposed extension Last Updated on 2012-05-13 00:00:00   UU-UNO Letter to President on Keystone FINAL 8May2012   More »
Rio + 20 Conference - Reports and Documents Last Updated on 2012-01-28 00:00:00 Reports from Rio 2012 For general information on the Rio + 20 Conference with links click HERE. Photo: Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General   Summary of Rio 2012 (iisd) Summary of Rio 2012 (iisd) Go to top ----------   Report by Kim Lovell, Sierra Club ReflectionsOnRio2012_KimLovell Go to top ----------   Zero-Draft Rio Document The "Zero Draft" document was the preliminary Rio Document; it contains climate change information on p14: Climate change 88.    We reaffirm that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and express our deep concern that developing countries are particularly vulnerable to and are experiencing increased negative impacts from climate change, which is severely undermining food security and efforts to eradicate poverty, and also threatens... More »