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Entries by Mary Ellen Harte from 07/2012

Climate Change This Week: Extreme Heat, Thunder, and More

| Posted 07.01.2012 | Green

Lately, daily record-high temperatures have been outpacing daily record-lows by 2 to 1, an imbalance expected to grow as climate continues warming.

Climate Change This Week: Drought, Tarmac Traps, and More

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

A string of unusually hot days at Reagan National Airport managed to soften the tarmac enough to immobilize a US Airways plane recently.

Climate Change This Week: BBQed Beef, Carbon Storage Quakes, and More

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Green

The grazing lands of scores of U.S. ranchers have been charred by blazes or ravaged by drought amid a regional shortfall of the alfalfa hay that could stave off starvation, reports Laura Zuckerman at Reuters News. The choice? Feed or sell.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Halloween, Global Basket Cases and More

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

You know that annoying drought that we are all so tired of? It'll be hanging around 'til Halloween at least.

Go Solar and VOTE Solar

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

California has the Million Solar Rooftops Initiative, and recently Governor Jerry Brown has set a new goal to power three million homes via rooftop solar. Now let's think bigger. Why not expand this vision to 60 million U.S. solar roofs?

Climate Change This Week: Ozone Damage, Pipe Power and More

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.