Michelle Arellano

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Only 3 Percent of Floridians Think Global Warming Is the Biggest Environmental Threat to Florida

When asked, "What is the biggest environmental problem facing Florida today?" about 32 percent thought it was the quality or shortage of fresh water. …

South Florida lauded for sea-rise response

President Obama's top environmental advisers lauded South Florida for racing ahead of other regions of the United States in preparing for high sea …

Sea Level

Greenhouse gas emissions creep up in the United States

Despite all the talk of solar power and renewables in the United States, greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly in 2013, according to the U.S. …

Antarctic ice melt causes small shift in gravity.

Gravity—yes, gravity—is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space …

The UN climate summit reveals India's hypocrisy on saving forests

On Tuesday, India’s minister for environment, forests, and climate change, Prakash Javadekar, scoffed at the idea of the country reducing emissions to counter climate change. He held the US chiefly responsible for the climate crisis, and therefore it had to bear the responsibility for reducing …

Climate Summit: UN Exempts World's #1 Polluter from Stricter CO2 Enforcement

The European Union and United States government-funded Global Carbon Project (GCP) released their latest Atlas that tracks annual CO2 emissions by …

Fossil Fuels

UN climate summit pledges to halt the loss of natural forests by 2030

Governments, multinational companies and campaigners are pledging to halt the loss of the world’s natural forests by 2030.<p>A declaration announced as part of a UN summit on climate change being held in New York also pledges to halve the rate of deforestation by the end of this decade and to restore …

Explaining Surprise Eruption of Japan Volcano Where Dozens Are Presumed Dead

Mount Ontake belongs to a class of unpredictable "stratovolcanoes."<p><b>The weekend tragedy on Japan's Mount Ontake, where more than 30 hikers are presumed dead after an eruption of toxic fumes and ash, is a deadly reminder that volcanoes—especially certain kinds—can be unpredictable.</b><p>Resting on a …

World Bank's Environmental Injustice in South Africa

<i>This post was co-authored by Dominique Doyle, Energy Policy Officer at Earthlife Africa Jhb.</i><p>Two weeks ago on the side-lines of the U.S-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C., World Bank President Kim used the metaphor of an "almost energy apartheid" to validate the move to fund more coal-fired …

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Funds Wastewater System Upgrade

<b>TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL)</b> – The <b>C</b>ity of Blountstown now has the capability to upgrade and expand its aging wastewater-collection system thanks to a …

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.<p>Black female rhinoceros are seen grazing at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya's …

Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands

A 19th-century quest for natural fertilizer, bird guano, led to the world's largest marine reserve.<p>Blame it on "guano mania." A craze for natural fertilizer made from bird droppings spurred the U.S. to take possession of a group of remote Pacific islands in the 19th century, and now those islands …