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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...

Kate Sheppard

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores hav...

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.

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...

‘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...

Simple Questions, Simple Answers for North Carolina Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Is Kay Hagan the Clean Choice in North Carolina? Yes. Is climate change real? Yes. Is Kay Hagan Running Clean? Yes. Is Thom Tillis a Dirty Denier? Yes. Simple questions with simple answers.

Pacific Islanders Blockade World's Largest Coal Port

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Last week a group of Pacific islanders and Australians worked together to form a flotilla of kayaks and traditional canoes to blockade the world's lar...

Climate Change Brings New Military Challenges, Report Finds

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and wo...

Coastal Cities Are Drowning, Thanks To Sea Level Rise

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Coastal American cities are sinking into saturated new realities, new analysis has confirmed. Se...

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...

Miami Beach Prepares For Annual 'King Tide'

Reuters | Zachary Fagenson and David Adams | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 3 (Reuters) - Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beac...

Antarctic Sea Ice Just Hit A New Maximum

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The donut of sea ice encircling Antarctica is hovering around its yearly winter maximum area, an...

The Ocean Is Taking Away My Island

Ursula Ravoka | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Ursula Ravoka

I don't know much about science. What I know is that our shores are being eaten away. And nothing can stop the erosion. We are climate refugees. And we are fighting for our lives.

As Sea Levels Rise, Kiribati President Favors Buying Land Elsewhere

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

OSLO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure b...

The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

To make personal changes is to do too little. Only great movements, only collective action can save us now. Only is a scary word, but when the ship is sinking, it can be an encouraging one as well. It can hold out hope.

Making Room for More Water: Retreat from the Coast

Robin Bronen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Robin Bronen

The U.S. has a tremendous opportunity to develop a long-term strategy that adapts to predicted levels of sea level rise along with the increased intensity of storm surges from extreme weather events. The Obama Administration needs to implement the recommendation in the Bicameral Climate Change Task Force report now.

Scientists Identify Possible Cause Of Huge Ice Shelf Collapse

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a ...

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots. Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, ...

Louisiana Is Drowning. Quickly.

ProPublica | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

From Bob Marshall, The Lens, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, ProPublica: In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turn...

So, How Much Will Antarctica Melt?

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. One of the biggest question marks surrounding the fate of the planet’s coastlines is dangling ...

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...

Coastal Flooding Becoming More Frequent In United States, Study Reveals

Reuters | Ryan McNeill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

July 28 (Reuters) - Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mex...

WWII Soldiers' Bodies Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany, June 6 (Reuters) - Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese Wor...