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Montana Meets Vietnam

Among other things, the students will be spending several days in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), taking field trips to coastal fishing communities, meeting with rice and aquaculture farmers, and visiting cultural sites.… Read More

Carbon Markets for Developing Communities

Suppressed demand involves surveying an energy demand or need that isn't actually being realized at the present time, and then installing a cleaner alternative than what could normally be expected.… Read More

Getting the Carbon Out of Hydrocarbon Fuels

Our work at Princeton illustrates that there are technologies that can be deployed to reduce energy-related GHG emissions, even with continued fossil fuel use, without breaking the bank.… Read More

Midwestern Wind Turbines Keep Fresh Breeze Over Nearby Crops

Now, researchers are getting a sense of how air currents change at the ground level near large turbines, fueling speculation about how this might affect crops growing nearby. … Read More

Freak Pattern Brings Europe Record Cold and Snow

In short - the atmosphere is jammed up like the Beltway at rush hour. Storm systems have nowhere to go, and are doing weird loop-de-loops up into the Canadian Maritimes, and even off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.… Read More

With Climate Change, Long-Term Trends Are Key

As the start of the New Year rapidly approaches, you're going to hear conflicting news about whether 2010 was the warmest year in the instrumental record. The thing to remember: When it comes to climate change, long-term trends are what's important.… Read More

The Importance of Risk Perception for Effective Climate Change Communication

Risk is subjective. It’s not just a matter of the facts, but how those facts feel. Climate change is a perfect example. The same facts lead to widely different interpretations and opinions.… Read More

Warmest November on Record, NASA Data Shows

NASA data shows that November was the warmest such month on record globally, with 2010 flirting with the title of warmest year.… Read More