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Sea Level Rise

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Less Stable Than We Thought, And That's Bad News For The World

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green

If the ice sheet that blankets most of Greenland should melt, it would be catastrophic because sea levels would rise more than 20 feet. This would sub...

What Will Happen To The Ocean Under Trump?

David Helvarg | Posted 12.07.2016 | Green
David Helvarg

Like a rogue wave the election victory of Donald Trump for President left about half the nation stunned and the other half giddy with foam. Among the worried parties, environmentalists are girding for a long series of battles.

FLOATING AIRPORTS FOR AMERICA'S COASTS?

Steve Chapple | Posted 11.29.2016 | Technology
Steve Chapple

--WALTER MUNK, SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, PROPOSES A FLOATING AIRPORT FOR CALIFORNIA AND SAN DIEGO What happens when San Diego outgrows its...

U.S. Climate Envoy Jonathan Pershing: Five Feet Of Sea Level Rise By 2050 Possible

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.18.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

The mood in Marrakech was somber when top climate envoy for President Barack Obama Jonathan Pershing dropped a bombshell on observers gathered there: The rapid warming in polar regions the world is now witnessing may result in five feet--or 1.5 meters-- of sea level rise by 2050.

A Changing Climate Equals A Changing Ocean And Coast

Stefanie Sekich-Quinn | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Stefanie Sekich-Quinn

Climate change is one of the largest issues facing humanity today.

Obama Administration Outlines Path For Climate Change Resiliency

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.31.2016 | Green

Whether you believe it or not, climate change is here. Communities around the United States, from Miami to Shishmaref, Alaska, are beginning to feel ...

'Green News Report' - September 8, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major earthquake rattles Oklahoma, linked to fracking; Violent confrontat...

Climate Denial and Sea Level Rise

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Climate adaptation may well be the path to climate mitigation. You don't need to understand or agree with climate science or computer models to invest in infrastructure to reduce damage from extreme weather events.

Facing Rising Seas, Remote Alaskan Village Votes To Move (Again)

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

The residents of Shishmaref, an island village of around 560 people in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, have voted to relocate in the face of rising seas broug...

An Ocean Policy For The Next President (Whoever She May Be)

David Helvarg | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
David Helvarg

There are commonsense steps the next president could and should take to help restore the blue in our red, white, and blue.

A Patriotic Act Of Faith For Environmental Protection And Climate Justice

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

George Jones is still serving his country. Navy vet (Korea) and lifetime resident of Virginia, Mr. Jones bused to Richmond to take his message of American responsibility to the governor. That message: no new pipelines, no more fracking, enough already with our dependence on fossil fuels.

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

Rising Sea Levels Will Reportedly Put U.S. Military Bases At Risk

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. Eas...

Sustainability Is More Than Recycling

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

A dozen years ago sustainability was an uncommon word, and was used occasionally to describe anything that would maintain over time. Then the term gained new meaning as increasingly scientific studies were published with data relating to climate change and its impact on our planet.

These Maps Make A Pretty Powerful Argument For Fighting Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.05.2016 | Science

Sea levels could rise several feet by the end of the century, devastating coastal communities around the world. Yet while it's critical to understand ...

'Green News Report' - May 24, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In wake of massive Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada's insurance industry ca...

Rapid Protection of Wetlands Critical to Environmental and Economic Health of the Hudson Valley

Ned Sullivan | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Tidal wetlands are among the most productive and protective ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, they're also among the most fragile.

Coastal Flooding Will Hit World's Biggest Polluters Hardest

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green

Three of the world's heaviest polluters will likely face the greatest human and financial costs caused by coastal flooding, one of the effects of clim...

Rising Sea Levels Swallow 5 Pacific Islands

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green

Scientists' warnings that climate change will cause rising sea levels to swallow large swaths of land is playing out in the Solomon Islands. At least ...

On Sea Level Rise Shareholder Proposal, NextEra Energy and FPL Fog The Mirror

Alan Farago | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

April 2016: Beach "renourishment" in Delray, FL In just over one week, NextEra management will hold its annual meeting in Oklahoma City. The parent c...

Leaving "The Rock"

Carl Nettleton | Posted 04.23.2016 | Green
Carl Nettleton

We have to leave "The Rock." And I don't mean leaving earth, although that might be a solution if it were possible. "The Rock" we have to leave is a metaphorical one, but real none-the-less.

San Francisco Combats Rising Sea Levels With Solar Panels

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact

San Francisco just took a step toward its ambitious goal of relying solely on renewable energy by 2020 with a law that makes it the first major U.S. c...

A Shareholder Proposal On Sea Level Rise: NextEra Energy Says 'No.' Will Investors Agree?

Alan Farago | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

This is not a confusing issue. Our shareholder resolution requesting an annual report from NextEra Energy on the real, quantifiable risks of sea level rise according to best available science is common sense.

The Climate Post: Antarctic Ice-Sheet Collapse Could Trigger Rapid Sea-Level Rise

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A study published in Nature finds that Antarctic ice-sheet collapse driven by greenhouse gas emissions could double the sea-level rise predicted for this century -- from 3.2 feet according to a three-year-old United Nations estimate to upward of 6.5 feet by 2100.

7 Things That We Wish Were April Fool's Jokes But Are All Too Real

Kicker | Posted 04.01.2016 | College
Kicker

We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?