climate change http://wrvo.org en University at Buffalo to tackle global environmental issues http://wrvo.org/post/university-buffalo-tackle-global-environmental-issues <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>A new institute designed to tackle complex environmental issues across the globe has been launched in upstate New York. This month, the University at Buffalo announced the launch of the RENEW (Research and Education in Energy, Environment, and Water) program.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51585 at http://wrvo.org University at Buffalo to tackle global environmental issues Syracuse environmental groups protest Keystone XL pipeline http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-environmental-groups-protest-keystone-xl-pipeline <p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:00:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50861 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse environmental groups protest Keystone XL pipeline Taxpayers bear the brunt of climate change costs http://wrvo.org/post/taxpayers-bear-brunt-climate-change-costs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The impact and severity of weather events like the tornado that hit Oklahoma City are increasing due to a changing global climate, according to <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/files/taxpayer-climate-costs-IP.pdf" target="_blank">research</a> from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:49:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38500 at http://wrvo.org Taxpayers bear the brunt of climate change costs Study shows cities can impact weather over 1,000 miles away http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-cities-can-impact-weather-over-1000-miles-away <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>If you’ve ever been in a big city during the summer, you may have felt the "urban heat island" effect. It's caused when heat gets re-radiated by pavement and buildings. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:38:47 +0000 Marie Cusick 32835 at http://wrvo.org Study shows cities can impact weather over 1,000 miles away Forget the groundhog, scientists predict an earlier start to spring http://wrvo.org/post/forget-groundhog-scientists-predict-earlier-start-spring <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The groundhog predicted an early spring this year -- and he isn't the only one.&nbsp; Scientists now say that thanks to climate climate change, spring may arrive up to 17 days earlier in U.S. forests during the next century and that, could have an unexpected silver lining. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:33:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 32802 at http://wrvo.org Forget the groundhog, scientists predict an earlier start to spring 2012 heat causes temperature records to fall http://wrvo.org/post/2012-heat-causes-temperature-records-fall <p>As far as weather measurements go, Syracuse crushed its old record for the warmest year ever recorded. Central New Yorkers dealt with the warmest temperatures in more than 80 years during 2012. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:23:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31422 at http://wrvo.org 2012 heat causes temperature records to fall New report finds future sea level rise will be significant http://wrvo.org/post/new-report-finds-future-sea-level-rise-will-be-significant <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A <a href="http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/reports/sealevel/NOAA_SLR_r3.pdf" target="_blank">report published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)</a> finds that sea level increases over the next century will have significant impacts on coastal communities. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:10:20 +0000 Marie Cusick 30225 at http://wrvo.org New report finds future sea level rise will be significant Syracuse college students push for climate change divestment http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-college-students-push-climate-change-divestment <p>When environmentalist <a href="http://www.billmckibben.com/" target="_blank">Bill McKibben</a> visited Syracuse in October as part of the University Lectures series, he urged students to get their schools to make more sustainable investments. His words encouraged Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students to start the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:29:41 +0000 Olivia Fecteau 30854 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse college students push for climate change divestment Sandy sparks belief in climate change http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-sparks-belief-climate-change <p>A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:27:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29987 at http://wrvo.org Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-global-warming-likely-be-hotter-side-projections <p>The death and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed it, has brought the issue of climate change to the forefront. A<span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">ccording to a new study published in the journal Science, we can expect global warming to be on the high side of current projections.</span> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 29242 at http://wrvo.org Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections What the Beijing Olympics could mean for climate change http://wrvo.org/post/what-beijing-olympics-could-mean-climate-change <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As the 2012 Summer Olympics get underway this weekend, the world&#39;s attention will be focused on London.</p><p>But a team of scientists has recently been keeping a very close eye on the city that hosted the games four years ago: Beijing.&nbsp;</p><p>They&#39;ve discovered that China&#39;s efforts to cut back on traffic and clean up its air during the 2008 Olympics could have big implications for curbing climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2012GL052395.shtml" target="_blank">A recent study published in the journal of Geophysical Research Letters</a> shows that Beijing&#39;s traffic restrictions during the games led to a significant reduction in emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide (CO2).</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:58:19 +0000 Marie Cusick 23429 at http://wrvo.org What the Beijing Olympics could mean for climate change