On the Cusp of Climate Change by Produced by JEFFERY DelVISCIO, JESSIE DEWITT, CLAIRE MALDARELLI and LARRY BUCHANAN


By Produced by JEFFERY DelVISCIO, JESSIE DEWITT, CLAIRE MALDARELLI and LARRY BUCHANAN

Animal and plant species around the world may be threatened by warmer global temperatures.

Published: September 22, 2014 at 12:00AM

A Microscopic Issue of Unknown Consequences by HENRY FOUNTAIN


By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Climate change may impact even the smallest organisms, like photosynthesizing microbes that play a critical role in the desert and scrub environments in the Southwest.

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:00AM

Too Much of a Good Thing by NATALIE ANGIER


By NATALIE ANGIER

Carbon dioxide keeps the earth unfrozen by retaining the sun’s energy, but our use of fossil fuels is extracting it too rapidly.

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:00AM

It’s Not Genghis Khan’s Mongolia by RACHEL NUWER


By RACHEL NUWER

Winters and summers that have grown more extreme imperil a country’s herding tradition.

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:00AM

Global Warming Concerns Grow by MARJORIE CONNELLY


By MARJORIE CONNELLY

More than half of Americans said global warming was caused by human behavior, the highest level ever recorded by The New York Times/CBS News poll.

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:00AM

Portland Will Still Be Cool, but Anchorage May Be the Place to Be by JENNIFER A. KINGSON


By JENNIFER A. KINGSON

Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change say that they see few safe havens from future storms, floods and droughts. But some regions, will fare much better than others.

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:00AM

For Polar Bears, a Climate Change Twist by JAMES GORMAN


By JAMES GORMAN

Warmer temperatures are giving polar bears less time to hunt seals but leading them to a new source of food, snow geese, with devastating results to plants.

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:00AM

Yaser Khalifa is a man with many years of experience as an electrical and computer engineer. After graduating from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, Yaser continued his education by pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cardiff University. Upon graduation he leapt into the working world and has since worked with teams made up of people ranging from engineers working on super conductors to fellow professors at SUNY New Paltz. Yaser also has had over 40 papers published in a variety of educational publications. He has worked with such companies as General Electric as an electrical engineer consultant with their global research division as well as numerous others in different capacities. When not working you can find Yaser engaging in his other passions. He is an avid outdoors man and loves to mountain bike whenever possible. He both leads mountain biking tours as well as engages simply for pleasure. He was introduced to the sport by a friend at SUNY New Paltz and has since then volunteered as a biking guide with Minnewaska State Park, among others.