Rising sea levels

February 09, 2018 - 7:42 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Samantha Chapman, Villanova University (THE CONVERSATION) With the help of technology, humans can traverse virtually every part of our planet’s surface. But animals and plants are less...
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February 06, 2018 - 6:36 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Cameron Wake, University of New Hampshire (THE CONVERSATION) The year 2017 painted a grim picture of coastal storms in the eastern United States. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were...
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February 02, 2018 - 12:01 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — January was the hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand according to figures released Friday, and experts say climate change is one factor. The heat has led to a shortage of fans that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern jokingly referred to as "fan-ageddon." Ardern said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 19, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 18, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, a barbed-wire fence encircles the Highlands Acid Pit that was flooded by water from the nearby San Jacinto River as a result from Harvey in Highlands, Texas. A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding and other natural disasters to the nation's most polluted places. The Government Accountability Office told members of Congress it was assigning investigators to study risks to human health and the environment that natural disasters pose to the more than 1,300 sites in the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding and other natural disasters to the nation's most polluted places. The Government Accountability Office told members of Congress it was assigning investigators to study the risks to human health and the...
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A cyclist gets a lift on Bypass Road during a snowstorm in Williamsburg, Va. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Alexa Welch Edlund /Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia got socked Thursday by a powerful winter blast of snow and cold that's seldom seen along its coast, with tens of thousands of residents losing power, more than 100 drivers stalling or crashing on roads and at least one man strapping on skis to get bagels for his family...
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President Donald Trump speaks on national security Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Washington. Trump says his new national security strategy puts "America First." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 18, 2017 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of the "America first" world view he laid out in his new National Security Strategy. The document depicts...
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, left, Sir Richard Branson, right, and special envoy to the U.N. for climate change Michael Bloomberg, second right, arrive for a meeting of philanthropists funding climate projects as part of the Climate Summit, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 12, 2017 - 11:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — An international summit Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has drawn world leaders, celebrities, companies and environmental groups to the French capital, all aiming to keep up momentum on efforts to curb global warming. Financial institutions are...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps might have its overnight subway service shut down. That's part of an urban planning think tank's aggressive approach to repair and improve New York's aging subway system in the next 15 years, something the group called the region's most pressing priority...
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