As mountain snowpacks have become increasingly hit or miss in the western US, everyone from power companies to ranchers and farmers to recreational boaters have felt the effects. The problem is that precipitation across much of the western US is highly seasonal. The majority of water falls as snow in the mountains over the course of just a few … [Read more...] about Cloud Seeding Could be the Answer to the West’s Snowpack Shortfalls
Climate change’s impacts are already being felt around the world – from more intense wildfires, hurricanes, floods, hail and wind, and droughts. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported there were 16 disaster events that cost more than $1 billion in the United States, with a total cost of $306.2 billion, making 2017 the … [Read more...] about Climate Change Will Reduce Nutrients in Crops
Four big oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from welcoming the most influential climate science report in years, as a meeting in Poland descended into acrimony on Saturday. By failing to reach agreement after two and half hours of emotional negotiations, delegates in Katowice set the scene for a political fight … [Read more...] about Climate Science On 1.5C Erased At UN Talks As US And Saudis Step In
Environmental lawyer and social entrepreneur James Thornton, the founder and CEO of ClientEarth, delivered a November 14 lecture in Washington, D.C., on how lawyers throughout the world are taking action to protect the environment. His lecture was the eighth Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law hosted by the Salzburg Global … [Read more...] about Can Lawyers Save the Planet?