When it comes to climate change and the ocean, we often think of the impacts to water temperature, sea level rise and coastal storms. However, Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University calls ocean acidification a "game-changer in the way we think about how climate change can affect the functioning of our oceans."
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it’s worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.
Scientists can take an important lesson from the "climategate" debacle by recognizing that even when thorough and rigorous science is performed, the need for openness and clarity still exists.
Rumors abound about the dark forces that might be at play at the New York State DEC. Next week’s election results could determine the fate of New York’s environment.
Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.
HOME, a new documentary from French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, narrated by Glenn Close, is a tremendous illustration of nature at its finest and humanity’s impact on it at its most destructive. The film is showing for free at the East Village Cinema starting tomorrow.
This Oscar season, we're rooting for Gasland, a documentary about the controversial natural gas technique known as fracking. Numerous other eco-docs have been nominated in the past. What do the awards say about the environmental movement?
The United Nations Environment Program has a new report stating that cutting black carbon and ozone will reduce warming in the first half of this century, having immediate benefits for public health.
Are you among the ever-shrinking group of people who remain unconvinced that hydrofracking poses a threat to the nation’s water resources?
A mentor for many in the renewable energy world, Jane Weissman, who directs the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, is widely celebrated for her commitment to clean energy development and education.
The debate raging around fracking is very familiar to Greg Swartz: Fracking offers a potential economic boost for landowners, but carries with it potential health and safety hazards and risk of severe environmental degradation.
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
So many films feature energy as a theme that Dr. Michael Webber assembled a presentation that examines how energy production and consumption and our views about energy have changed over time.
David Lochbaum is widely considered one of the top independent authorities on nuclear power in the U.S. At the Union of Concerned Scientists, he monitors safety issues at the nation’s nuclear power plants, keeps a close eye on the NRC and is a go-to expert for the government, media and public during breaking events like the 2011 nuclear power plant crisis in Japan.