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Planning with Water (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

In the past few editions I have been addressing the recognition of the global water crisis, its relationship to the effects of climate change, and its...

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

On Climate and the Environment, New York Is Leading Where Washington Fails

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Late last month, a stalled weather front dumped more than 13.5 inches of rain in a few hours on Long Island, flooding over 1,000 homes and businesses, opening massive sinkholes, and forcing hundreds to evacuate. That's almost as much rain as Long Island typically gets in an entire summer.

The Risks to U.S. Water Resources From Climate Change

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There are hundreds of pages of information, observations, projections, and conclusions to absorb -- almost all of it bad news.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making Our Cities More Like Forests

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Andy's drive to repair the smog-damaged woods of the local mountains became a 40-year passion for addressing pollution, drought, and global warming through systems that mimic natural forests.

Video: After The Storm

Richard Ha | Posted 03.02.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

What a storm! The house shook with intense thunder and lightning last night. This morning, an eleven-mile stretch of Highway 19 was closed, 20 mile...

LOOK: Ancient Hawaiians Had 2,000 Names For Rain. Here's Why

Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

Did you know that ancient Hawaiians had 2,000 names for rain? November marks the beginning of the "rainy season" in Hawaii, but rather than dreary...

Science Mag's 'Once and Future Climate Change' Coverage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

"Is the climate changing?" is not the big climate question one of the world's most respected scientific journals is seeking to address. Instead, the question they attempt to address is: What does climate change mean for us, for our ecosystems, for the globe?

Increasing Ocean Wind Speeds Could Be Causing More Rain

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- During the last quarter-century, average wind speeds have increased over the world's oceans, as have wave heights, generating rougher se...

The More We Know, the Worse it Gets

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

This past week, two studies were published that point a finger at human-caused climate change as being the cause of bigger storms and flooding seen over the last few decades.

Abu Dhabi Scientists Create Desert Rainstorms: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Desert dwellers wishing to transform their arid surroundings into a profitable, crop-sustaining oasis have reportedly gotten one step closer to making...

Scenes From A Record Rainstorm (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Record amounts of rain fell all across the East Coast today, and the weather doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. Major flooding was reporte...

Precarious Homes Potentially Subject To Climate Change (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although the local and even regional effects of climate change will vary from place to place, natural disasters will likely be exacerbated as global t...