News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

10 Things the Department of Defense Needs to Include in Their New Climate Change Report

After a dearth of action on climate change and a record year of extreme events in 2017, the inclusion of climate change policies within the annual legislation Congress considers to outline its defense spending priorities (the National Defense Authorization Act) for fiscal year 2018 was welcome progr […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

US Global Warming Emissions under President Trump: 3 Striking Findings from New EPA Report

The EPA just released its latest annual report on US greenhouse gas emissions. This year’s edition is notable because it includes information for the first time about global warming emissions that have occurred during the President Trump era. To spare you the trouble of digging through all 667 pages […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Climate Change and Groundwater: Incorporating Climate Realities and Uncertainties into California’s Groundwater Planning

Climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we manage water in the Western U.S. The recent Fourth California Climate Change Assessment lays out the many pressures facing water managers in California in detail. Luckily, the science available to us today creates opportunities for water manage […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

What to Watch for in Michigan’s State of the State Speech

Next Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will give her first State of the State address as Michigan’s chief executive officer. It is a key opportunity for her to address climate change, infrastructure needs, and clean energy and water—all priorities Governor Whitmer emphasized during last year’s camp […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.