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Unfortunately for America’s coastal cities, Superstorm Sandy was not an aberration. The storm that left so many Northeasterners stranded in flooded homes without electricity was just the first of many to be expected as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. Cities are constructing plans ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
NATURE’S SIGNALS are changing American minds about the risks of climate change. But Washington’s minds are lagging, despite President Obama’s stirring call to action in his inaugural speech. The best hope for achieving the transition to a low-carbon economy is through innovation to reduce the costs...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
(CBS News) Withering drought, vast wildfires, town-leveling tornadoes, fierce heat -- not to mention superstorm Sandy -- all made 2012 one of the worst years in terms of lives lost and property destroyed from extreme weather. Most scientists believe climate change is partly to blame for last year's...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
Through a clearing in the jungle, visitors catch their first glimpse of the ancient Maya ruins of Yaxchilan in Mexico's southern Chiapas state. Stubborn vines have penetrated the walls of the Maya temple of the underworld. Bats hang in the cool vaulted ceiling and spiders scurry around the structure...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Mayor's endorsement could turn climate change into a serious election issue – and it might even embolden RepublicansNew York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg took climate change out of the closet on Thursday by invoking the issue in his endorsement of Barack Obama. "This November, vote for a presiden...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Hurricane Sandy is now a gauge of the region’s new fragility. Climate change and extreme weather are presenting government — and the public — with some overwhelming choices. The authorities must not only reopen the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, but also ponder whether to put up sea gat...
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