Mission Statement: The GMM Environmental Concerns Working Group hopes to raise awareness of environmental issues that affect the lives of everyone and about which we can make a difference, and the importance of a sustainable lifestyle.
–> See our Environmental Events Calendar.
–> See our blog on Delaware Valley Environment.
–> See our Sustainable Living Resource page.
Nov 1, 2016
Tesla introduces gorgeous new solar shingles and some serious storage.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative this week is hosting a conference to help measure the conservation impact of sustainable forests.
Mar 31, 2016
A recent study predicts that the West Antarctic ice sheet could melt rapidly.
Mar 21, 2016
Recent alternative energy projects are going subsidy-free.
A study predicts that millions of people along coasts will be affected by sea-level rise
An evaluation of the effect of sea-level rise on coasts predicts fewer problems with inundation than currently predicted.
A report explains how trees deal with carbon dioxide in response to global warming better than previously thought.
Read a recent article by Edward O Wilson on the global solution to extinction.
A recent article explains the contribution of climate change to extreme weather.
Feb 9, 2016
Check out the evidence on climate change from NASA.
Learn how solar thermal electricity can lower our dependency on carbon-based electricity generation.
Read the Center For Sustainable Economy’s report on how economic, political, and social implications of climate change are starting to drive change.
Learn about how climate change can cause extreme snow storms.
Climate change activists have identified the fossil fuels We Must Keep In The Ground To Avert Catastrophic Climate Change. They plan actions starting in May 2016.
Read about the urgency to reduce carbon dioxide levels below 350 ppm.
Read a discussion of the consequences of shutting down nuclear power plants.
Secondary forests can gobble more carbon dioxide than old-growth forests. Read the Nature report.
Read suggestions about how to talk about climate change.
Learn about why rainforest loss in Indonesia is still ongoing.
The UK has the first wind farm with more than 1 giga Watt capacity.
See a discussion of how one recycling company works towards zero waste.
Learn how schools can save money going solar.
Copenhagen will divest from fossil fuels.
Feb 1, 2016
Tesla, Inc. plans to release its Powerwall version 2 this summer.
Learn about how a DC super-grid could promote use of renewable energy sources. Read the original Nature report.
Read about why hydrogen powered vehicles are a less realistic option compared to battery powered electric vehicles.
Energy Storage cost is predicted to drop by 70% over the next 15 years.
There are now 50,000 operating wind turbines with a capacity of 70 GW in the USA.
Jan 25, 2016
Solar installations and jobs in the USA have continued to grow rapidly.
Ocean heat uptake has doubled in recent decades.
Mining of coal appears to be on its last legs worldwide.
In his State of the Union address Obama slams climate deniers.
See a list of the greenest countries on our planet.
Solar City is building a new solar panel factory that will make 1 GW per year.
Tesla, Inc plans to build a new “giga factory” that will produce as much renewable energy as it uses.
Amazon.com has committed to use renewable energy sources to power its computer operations.
The 2017 Chevy Bolt promises a range of 200 miles for $30,000.
Denmark has set a world record for the fraction of its power generated from renewable sources.
Exponential growth is predicted for UK energy storage devices.
Most economists agree that cutting carbon use makes sense.
Arizona has set new expensive rates for grid-tie home solar systems.
–> See our Environmental Concerns 2015 Page.
Some slide shows about environmental issues:
Links to lists of top environmental blogs:
Climate Reality Project
Inside Climate News
Global Climate News
State Impact at NPR
DeSmog Blog for all aspects of climate
National Climatic Data Center
EPA Climate Change
GreenPeace Climate Change
NASA Climate Change
WHO Climate Change
Center for Sustainable Economy
Post Carbon Institute
Some environment blogs for Philadelphia: