Climate/Atmospheric Conditions


The Climate Solutions Speaker Series

The Climate Solutions Speaker Series We are getting started on the next phases of our project, the Climate Solutions Speaker Series where we are providing three different sessions/seminars dedicated to implementing climate solutions at the Presidio; those projects...

Storing Clean Energy in Salt Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

Source: grist.org Published: August 3, 2017 A Spanish solar thermal plant uses molten salt storage to run 24 hours a day. By Bobby Magill Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and...

Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation and Climate Change

Source: rainforest-alliance.org Published: September 8, 2015 Since agriculture is the greatest driver of deforestation, farmers are critical allies in the fight to save standing forests. In Sri Lanka, which exports some of the world’s finest tea, only 28 percent of...

Dutch Students Grow Their Own Biodegradable Car

Source: reuters.com Published: August 8, 2017 Nichola Groom (Reuters) – U.S. residential solar company Sunrun Inc on Monday reported second-quarter revenue and earnings per share that fell short of Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down nearly 10 percent...

Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Source: e360.yale.edu Published: July 25, 2017 Environmentalist Paul Hawken believes that to motivate action on climate change, the focus needs to be on solutions rather the problem. And, he says, those solutions – from changing the type of refrigerants used to...

Peatlands Are 2nd Only to Oceans in The Amount of Carbon They Store

Source: drawdown.org Published: July 25, 2017 Peatlands: Although they cover just 3% of earth’s land area, they are 2nd only to oceans in the amount of carbon they store. Peatlands, also known as bogs or mires, are neither solid ground nor water but something in...

Refrigerants with Low Global Warming Potential

Source: facilityexecutive.com Published: February 10, 2017 By Brian Fricke, Ken Schultz, and Xudong Wang With the ratification of the Montreal protocol in 1987, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants, such as R11, R12, R22, and R123,...