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Kate Sheppard

There Will Be Flood: NOAA Projects Effects Of Sea Level Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea level rise, according to new resear...

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

6 Years After Hurricane Ike, Texas Coast Remains Vulnerable

Reuters | Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov 24 (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor...

An Inconvenient Process: How Solar Permitting Reform Can Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

Maury Blackman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Maury Blackman

Climate change is such a big issue that at times it seems nearly impossible to solve. But simplifying our bureaucratic process for solar permitting is something that local, regional and state governments can start doing today.

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready' For Rise Of Seas

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Abandon Seaside! Globe is Flooding! Invest in Arks! So might scream tabloid headlines had new...

Kate Sheppard

USPS Is Worried About What Climate Change Will Mean For Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service has a reputation for being unstoppable. And while rain, snow and gloom of night can't stop the U.S. mail, the he...

Secession Plans Pop Up In Florida

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

South Miami officials have passed a proposal that would divide Florida into two states, the Sun Sentinel reports. Vice Mayor Walter Harris said he ...

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change...

The Climate Post: Studies Focus on Warming of Oceans

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Oceans absorb carbon dioxide and 90 percent of the heat caused by human activity--making their warming a critical topic for climate research. Two new ...

21 Numbers That Explain Why The Time To Address Climate Change Is Right Now, Or Maybe Yesterday

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green

As this week's viral photo of 35,000 walruses crammed on an Alaskan shore reminds us, the climate crisis is still very much a thing. For those who mis...

The Warming of the Global Ocean Is Subtle and Alarming

Sarah Gille | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Sarah Gille

What can we do? If we want to slow the rate of warming in the atmosphere as well as the warming and rise of the oceans, we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to s...

The Climate Post: White House Announces New Climate Change Initiatives

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The White House on Wednesday announced executive actions to help states and communities build their resilience to more intense storms, high heat, sea ...

These Designs Could Save NYC And Other Cities From Another Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

Six winning entries in a groundbreaking federal design competition to protect cities from rising sea levels were announced on Monday, and include a co...

Climate Change This Week: Religion Gets Climate Change, Undrillable Reserves, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 29, 2014 How unusu...

Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Our deltas are literally sinking, shrinking and in grave a peril, and some may not survive in the coming years. This will impact millions of people, major food producing regions as well as valuable ecosystems.

Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

Throughout the Pacific, climate change is heightening the intensity of extreme weather events, driving sea levels up and exacerbating droughts. If that's not scary enough, if the world keeps burning fossil fuels as it currently intends to, this is just the beginning for Kiribati, and it can only get worse.

Kate Sheppard

History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile t...

Shane Shifflett

How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast

HuffingtonPost.com | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

In 2011, a tsunami sent waves as high as 49 feet crashing over the seawalls surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nucl...

Unstoppable Antarctic Glacier Retreat

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

If we don't see climate change in front of us -- in heat waves, wildfires, droughts, or air pollution -- it's dangerously easy to brush it off as something to deal with another day, another year, another generation.

The Climate Post: Federal Climate Assessment Report Pegs Climate Change as Culprit for Rising Temperatures, Seas

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new federal scientific report, out Tuesday, concluded that global warming is affecting the United States in profound ways and that human activity, n...

Flood Insurance

Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This is a broken system. And it will only get worse as extreme weather and sea level rise increase the incidence of events and the levels of destruction.

Earth Day: Treat Climate Change Like a Security Threat

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

What if someone told you war isn't real and it's just a conspiracy for the Armed Forces and defense contractors to get rich? Swap out the word "war" for "climate change" in the first sentence and you have the essence of my congressional colleagues' claim that climate change is just a left-wing conspiracy.