Tag Archives: climate change

Is China’s scrap import ban the end of recycling?

Late last year, the mainstream media picked up on something that had already been causing sleepless nights for many in the North American recycling industry: China’s ban on certain types of scrap materials it imports. This wasn’t something totally new; China had already launched intensive inspections of incoming loads of scrap materials as part of its Green Fence crackdown in […]

» Read more

Study finds belief in climate change at a new high

From Carol Thompson of the Morning Call: The proportion of Americans who believe climate change is real and human-caused is higher than it has been in a decade, according to an annual survey conducted in part by a Muhlenberg College political scientist. Seventy-three percent of Americans surveyed in the Spring 2018 National Survey on Energy and the Environment believe there is solid […]

» Read more

[MAREA] Climate Change and Chickadees

Changes in the Geographic Ranges and Hybridization of Chickadees, as a Result of Climate Change Dr. Bob Curry, The Curry Lab, Villanova University According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s report Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment Update, human activity has already warmed Pennsylvania by 1.8 degrees F. If trends continue, by mid-century Philadelphia area temperatures will be similar to historical temperatures […]

» Read more

July 25 – Climate Change and Chickadees

Join MAREA to learn about the effects of climate change on chickadees in our region. MAREA presents Dr. Bob Curry of The Curry Lab, Villanova University, speaking about “Changes in the geographic ranges and hybridization of chickadees, as a result of climate change.” According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s report Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment Update, human activity has already […]

» Read more

Gov. Wolf ‘treading softly’ between criticizing Trump’s Paris accord decision and supporting energy jobs

President Trump‘s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord has created an ideological divide among states. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf — up for re-election in 2018 in a state that voted Republican last November — is trying to appeal to both sides by “treading softly”.  While he condemned Trump’s withdrawal, claiming it would give China a greater edge in energy jobs, he has […]

» Read more

Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization working to create the political will for a livable world. This chapter is one of more than 400 chapters in the U.S. and globally! Our Lehigh Valley chapter is very active. Volunteer opportunities include: steering, outreach, media, endorsements, and lobbying. We are a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber […]

» Read more

Greenhouse Gas

A greenhouse gas traps heat from the sun’s radiation when it is present in the atmosphere. Global climate change is caused by an increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the air, which amplifies the insulating effect of the gases (commonly known as the ‘Greenhouse Effect’). The most abundant greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N20), and fluorinated gases. The […]

» Read more
1 2