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  • ray_johnson.jpg Gardening map, temp records show warming trend

    In just about all areas of the country, the climate has warmed significantly so that zones have changed by up to one number or more, Ray Johnson writes.

    September 9, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Carbon, compounds have many properties

    There are many fine qualities of carbon, though one makes it a greenhouse gas, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    August 5, 2012 5 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg The answer is blowing in the wind

    The use of alternative energy methods has dramatically increased over the years, causing a decreased use of fossil fuels and an increase in private investment, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    July 1, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Oceans taking brunt of excess carbon dioxide

    Increased levels of CO2 due to the combustion of fossil fuels are adversely affecting our ocean's acidity levels and underwater ecosystems, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    June 10, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Climate change no longer a puzzle

    Research has shown that our Earth is currently going through an energy imbalance, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    May 6, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Oceans seeing effects of rising temperatures

    There is a planet-wide circulation of water in the oceans that transports heat, and greenhouse gases are contributing to rising temperatures in our planet's oceans, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    April 1, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Dealing with the rising energy problem

    Many energy experts, scientists and planners say that we do not have a carbon-dioxide problem so much as an energy problem, namely, wasted energy, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    March 4, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Invasive insects evidence of climate change

    Today, observations suggest we have the equivalent of a new canary in a cage, this one for detecting climate change: the presence of billions of dead trees in the North American West, Ray Johnson writes.

    February 5, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Cities set benchmark for fossil-fuel use

    With a growing awareness of the impact of burning fossil fuels, cities developed an environmental program to take on some of the responsibility, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    January 1, 2012 4 Photos

  • ray_johnson.jpg Carbon dioxide emissions our legacy to the future

    As we continue to consume carbon in its various forms, we are indeed delivering a legacy to future generations, columnist Ray Johnson writes.

    December 4, 2011 4 Photos