Oil firms this week renewed a request for the nation’s highest bench to stop Baltimore from pursuing a state court battle for industry compensation for local climate change impacts.
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Addressing a major source of uncertainty in glacier-flow models, researchers present a new slip law to describe glaciers sliding on soft, deformable material.
(Iowa State University) Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation that accounts for the motion of ice that rests on the soft, deformable ground underneath unusually fast-moving parts of ice sheets. Models using the equation — a ‘slip law’ — could better predict how quickly glaciers are sliding, how much ice they’re sending to oceans and how that would affect sea-level rise.
The law invoked by President Trump to spark production of ventilators for COVID-19 is increasingly used by federal disaster agencies to access materials during climate-related catastrophes. Its explosive rise came after Hurricane Katrina.
(New York University) A pioneering law may be insufficient to incentivize significant energy use reductions in residential and office buildings, a new study finds.
Protecting public health was a core function of governments long before the expansion of the state in the 20th century. “Great fears of the sickenesses here in the City, it being said that two or three houses are already shut…
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The coronavirus outbreak raised everyone’s awareness of the significance of global supply chains to modern economies. But global supply chains also play an important role in greenhouse gas emissions. How they are managed can either increase or decrease carbon emissions, new research shows.
One of the motivations behind Rhode Island’s ongoing public nuisance climate change lawsuit against energy producers is to secure a “sustainable funding stream” for the state, according to recently released documents. Public interest law firm Energy Policy Advocates (EPA) submitted…
A federal judge last week halted a major adaptation challenge, striking a blow to efforts to compel companies to defend their physical infrastructure against climate change.
There are so many obvious victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are plenty that aren’t as apparent. Animal shelters and rescues are among those impacted but the coronavirus. As more people across the United States are being told to…