Tagged: global warming

BU Study: Changes in Store for Northeast Summers

A new study from Bruce Anderson, Ph.D., of Boston University’s Dept. of Geography and Environment has found that the summertime conditions in the Northeast have the potential to change dramatically as the century progresses. According to Dr. Anderson, the study found “there is the threat that conditions across the Northeast are going to become significantly […]

Senate fight over “cap-n-trade”

The upcoming Senate battle over President Obama’s climate-change bill will center on the “cap-and-trade” system to allow trading of pollution permits as emission levels are increasingly tightened.  Energy risk-management expert Mark T. Williams, who teaches finance in the School of Management, says not to expect Senate approval until the economy rebounds and there’s a stronger […]

Widespread public support for greenhouse gas rules

A Washington Post-ABC News survey shows that 75% of Americans back federal government regulations on the release of greenhouse gases from power plants, cars and factories to reduce global warming. Cutler Cleveland, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, knows the issues as Congress prepares to vote on climate change legislation. Cutler Cleveland, […]

Global warming will also lead to more allergy and asthma sufferers

Today’s warming climate changes is making pollen season last longer, as damp areas of the country will get wetter impacting those with mold allergies while in drier areas pollens and other airborne irritants will become more a problem along withy an influx of insects.  What can people do? Make sure they know what their specific allergy is and be aware of […]