After too many encounters with “I”-named hurricanes, Sarene Marshall’s family has kept a wary eye on storm Isaac brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter. Instead, they pecked around for a short time and flew back. In Nebraska, other cranes never left.
This post was originally published at the National Journal’s Energy & Environmental Experts blog as a response to the question: Does global warming increase the risk of extreme weather? The science is clear: Warmer temperatures accommodate more water vapor in the atmosphere. This in turn leads to more instability and increased risk of extreme storms [...]
Even on a small scale, an oil spill can be a nasty mess.
As long as the storms get stronger and oceans continue to rise, we will need more and more restoration and ecosystem-based adaptation projects like Alabama’s oyster reef restoration.