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Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

New York Raises the Bar on Rising Tides

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Rising tides cause billions of dollars in damage to electrical grids, water and gas pipelines, cell phone networks, railroads and subways lines -- in short, all the utilities and infrastructure that we depend on everyday. Businesses implode, cars corrode, tempers explode. Our economy grinds to a soggy, salty halt.

Emily Swanson

Americans See Climate Change As Serious Threat, But Not Now | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Americans believe that climate change will have serious consequences for the United States, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But there's a catch: Mos...

The Climate Post: Reports, Website Document Effects of and Need for Dialogue on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Last year, carbon dioxide briefly passed the 400 parts per million milestone. Now, says Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, we'...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...

So Thankful to God and Earth for Blessings

Jarid Manos | Posted 03.31.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

I have been given such a blessing of life; I damn sure am going to use it and make it count.

Happy New Warming Year (Part II)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

Now that the 15 year global warming "pause" is confirmed dead, it is fascinating, if at times painful, to look back at the sharp disagreements among important scientific figures in the climate community.

Happy New Warming Year (Part I)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

As of January 1st, the 15-year running mean surface temperature change now starts from the much cooler 1999, and gives a very different picture.

The Attacking Ocean -- Visualization

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Jonathan Ezer

Brian Fagan has written a new book called The Attacking Ocean about rising sea levels. We've enjoyed his other works, so we created a book visualizati...

Kate Sheppard

Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- State and local leaders can now consider expected sea level rise due to climate change when applying for grants to help prevent proper...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater conce...

Encroaching Tides and the Shoreline Farmer

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Being a farmer has never been easy. But it gets even harder when fields flood with salt water.

Visiting Hawaii This Winter? Watch This Film Before You Arrive

Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

“It was nature’s greatest experiment in evolution, an experiment that asked a big question: What would happen if you put the world’s most active...

The Science Is Clear: The IPCC and the Need for Climate Action Now

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Researchers are more certain than ever before that humans are causing climate change and that some of its most dangerous impacts are accelerating faster than expected. We are gambling with the well-being of our kids and future generations.

Blue Marble

Peter Neill | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

People often ask me how to explain in the shortest amount of time the reason for my personal obsession with the ocean, with the need to communicate its vast utility and purpose and relevance to our future. It has not been easy to do so.

Climate Panel: Sea Level Could Rise 3 Feet By 2100

The New York Times | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

An international team of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent deca...

GOP Rep. Claims Global Warming Is More Religion Than Science

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) dismissed the concern over global warming, labeling it a "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useles...

'Green News Report' - August 1, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Ocean Exploration 2020 Forum

Peter Neill | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

What underlies this meeting? Well, it has become clear that the historic reliance by oceanographers on federal funds has hit the wall of budget cuts and sequestration and the ability to sustain research vessels at sea for long voyages of exploration must now be limited.

Royal Baby Joins Generation Royally Challenged by Climate Change

Shaye Wolf | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Shaye Wolf

More hot weather is in store for the little prince -- and every other kid born into this generation. By the middle of this century, according to Greater London Authority, most summers in London will be as hot as the city's epic heat wave of 2003, which killed an estimated 600 people.

We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.

NYC's Climate Plan Shows Need to Curb Carbon

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

The political clock is ticking. Six months have passed since President Obama won re-election and promised to do something about power plants. It will take all the time he has left to develop and implement a plan. He needs to start now.

Why the Attorney General Matters in Virginia

Michael E. Mann | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Michael E. Mann

This past week, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in at least 4 million years. Here's a simpler way to put it: pollution in the air, the kind that captures greenhouse gases and makes our planet warmer, just reached the highest level ever in recorded history.

Rising Sea Levels Mar South Carolina Shoreline

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- Living in a coastal town or city with seawalls and docks on the waterfront, it can be difficult to notice the sea level rise by in...