NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever

NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever

Did you know that the Earth’s average temperature has risen over one degree Fahrenheit in the past century? It might not sound like much, but think about it this way: A one-degree rise in your body temperature can lead to a fever. Five degrees can land you in the hospital. So guess what? Our Earth …

Tobacco’s environmental footprint

Tobacco’s environmental footprint

My name is Nick Voulvoulis. I’m a Professor of Environmental Technology here at Imperial College in the Centre for Environmental Policy. My work is mainly on the interface between human systems and natural systems; so understanding how we interact with the environment and live more sustainably. The problems we face around the planet has to …

Remotely operated aircraft measure Arctic soot

Remotely operated aircraft measure Arctic soot

Over the past 100 years, air temperatures near the surface in the Arctic have increased about twice as fast as the global average. The spring melting of Arctic snow and ice is starting earlier, the melt season lasts longer, and sea ice extent has decreased. When the reflective snow and ice melts, darker land and …

Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Through the Paris climate agreement European governments reaffirmed their commitment to limit greenhouse gases and achieve net zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. This will require moving away from fossil fuels. EU member states have also committed to phasing out harmful fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, but our new research shows …

Faculty of Environment 2014 Holiday Message

Faculty of Environment 2014 Holiday Message

In this classroom is over a hundred first-year Environment students and they’re in their last class of the term. So we thought we would transform the Minto Atrium into something a little more festive to help them celebrate the end of the term, give them a welcome break before the start of exams and also …

The Social Environment

The Social Environment

The National Environmental Policy Act, also known as NEPA, is an environmental law that established the decision-making process agencies must follow prior to the design and construction of transportation projects that use Federal funding or require Federal approval. Following the right process or class of action is vital to properly completing the NEPA process. The …