Tag Archives: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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 […]

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Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels such as natural gas, oil, and coal are non-renewable energy sources that are formed from the decomposition of plants and animals over millions of years. They can be extracted from the earth and burned to create energy, and are now the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Learn More U.S. Department of Energy – Fossil Fuels Environmental Energy and Study […]

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LVSN on RCN – May 28, 30 and June 1

Join RCN host Dan Mowdy and LVSN Board members Andrea Wittchen, Marie North and Becky Bradley, intern Madeleine Weko and MAREA President Dr. Vera Cole for an introduction to the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network. Thirty minutes of lively discussion about sustainability in the Lehigh Valley and how the LVSN connects the sustainability community. The program airs Sunday, May 28 at […]

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