Archive for March, 2012

In the News: March 28

Written by Stephanie Hedean on . Posted in Uncategorized

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In the News is a Planet Change selection of news, stories and images on topics relating to climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet.

Here’s a peak at a few of the items on our radar this week — 10 global green cities; before and after drought images from space; the growing link between weather extremes and warming; and, a hypnotic video from NASA on our Perpetual Oceans. Continue reading for the complete list…

In the News: March 21

Written by Stephanie Hedean on . Posted in Uncategorized

Landfill in Danbury Connecticut

In the News is a Planet Change selection of news, stories and images on topics relating to climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Click Continue Reading to see the stories we’ve pulled from the news…

NYC to Utilize Dump Site for Solar and Wind Power; Oil from Deepwater Horizon Enters Gulf Food Chain; Rising Sea Levels Threaten Coastal US; Colorado River Running Near Empty; VIDEO Test Drive of the Nissan Leaf; Solar, Wind and Biofuels a $246B Market; Warming Antarctic Changes Penguin Breeding Cycles.

Nature Can Protect Us From Storms and Floods

Written by Frank Lowenstein on . Posted in Uncategorized

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The roads of South Florida stretch in across a seemingly endless flat and watery landscape. There are no hills, but countless drainage ditches and culverts, trying mightily to carry the abundant rain to the sea.

It’s the perfect place to read Juliet Eilperin’s Washington Post story today on how sea level rise and climate change-driven increases in storm intensity threaten the roads to the oil port of Port Fourchon. It could have been written about Cape Coral, Miami Beach, Key West, or any of a dozen other Florida cities.

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