Archive for May, 2010

  • What we could achieve at the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

    At the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference, countries will come together to establish a global partnership to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). Shared goals will be set, a coordinating institution for the partnership designated, commitments to actions and financing made, guidelines agreed, and a framework for transparency and coordination [...]

  • Climate Change Indicators

    Monday, May 3rd, 2010

    Heat waves, storms, sea levels, glaciers, and wildlife migrations are just a few of the environmental indicators that show measurable signs of climate change. A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States , looks at 24 key indicators that show how climate change impacts the health and environment of [...]

  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    Monday, May 3rd, 2010

    Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found its way [...]