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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State of the World’s Forests 2014: Enhancing the Socioeconomic Benefits from Forests

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3710e.pdf

Emphasizes how well-managed forests can contribute to sustainable development and promote food security.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2014%20MDG%20report/MDG%202014%20English%20web.pdf

 

Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations

 

Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Interim 2014 Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,United Nations

http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DDPP_interim_2014_report.pdf

The interim report describes an approach to decarbonization at the individual country level and presents findings on technically feasible ways to cut carbon emissions in industrialized countries by 2050.  Final report to be released in connection with September 2014 summit.  From the United Nations

 

Consequences of Climate Change Damages for Economic Growth: A Dynamic Quantitative Assessment

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/consequences-of-climate-change-damages-for-economic-growth_5jz2bxb8kmf3-en

Attempts to assess the damage that climate change might cause to economic development.  Estimates that global GDP might decline by 0.7% to 2.5% by 2060.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

NASA to Launch Carbon Observatory

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/24jun_oco2/

Describes the mission of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which was successfully launched on 7/2/2014.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems of the Eastern United States

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1804/pdf/pp1804.pdf

Reports that forests, wetlands, and farms in the eastern U.S. naturally store 300 million tons of carbon per year or 15% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions each year.  Completes the national biological carbon assessment for ecosystems in the lower 48 states—a national inventory of the capacity of land and aquatic ecosystems to store or sequester carbon.  From the Geological Survey

 

NASA-UCI Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/may/nasa-uci-study-indicates-loss-of-west-antarctic-glaciers-appears-unstoppable/

Reports results of investigation sponsored jointly  by NASA and the University of California-Irvine which determined that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt into the sea raising sea levels by four feet.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Global Change.gov

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

http://www.globalchange.gov/

Newly created site for the U.S. Global Change Research Program.  Location for the U.S. National Climate Assessments.   From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

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