In the wake of the “derecho” storm that hit the Mid-Atlantic, Governor O’Malley blamed global warming for prolonged power outages in Maryland.
Archive for July, 2012
The final post from the First Stewards symposium held in Washington, D.C. last week shares insights learned by the symposium’s official witnesses whose goal it is to ensure the learnings from the symposium will be carried forward.
Coastal residents of indigenous communities in Alaska are literally losing land and landmarks to the sea as permafrost melts and sea levels rise. Some traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share their stories of climate change with other Native American groups at a First Stewards symposium.
Representatives of North American indigenous tribes from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico are gathering at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian this week to give voice to the changes they are experiencing in the climate around them.
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week and to watch a fun and informative video on coral reefs.
An unusually warm March lulled Michigan cherry blossoms into blooming early so that April frosts decimated the crop. The tough year for northern growers won’t stop the National Cherry Festival this week, but the luscious, local fruits are hard to come by – and pricey if you can find them. Another sign of climate change?
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week and to count down the top 20 cities with billions at risk from climate change (in U.S. #19 Virginia Beach, #12 New Orleans, #3 New York City and Newark and #1 Miami).
Much-needed reform of the federal flood insurance program became law today, promising smarter policy to reduce costly damages from flooding to communities, property and taxpayers.
Kids belong outside – especially in the long, hazy days of summer. But what if it’s too hot – or windy – or wet – out there? The Nature Conservancy’s Sarene Marshall offers tips for surviving extreme heat and weather with kids.