Posts Tagged ‘impacts’

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.

Coral Reefs Reaching 11th Hour As They Degrade Worldwide

Written by Sandra Rodriguez on . Posted in Learn

The severe degrading of our planet’s coral reefs is an issue that needs to be quickly taken seriously, or one of the wonders that make our lives so beautiful will be gone forever. Recently in DC, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force held its annual meeting and the “Reefs at Risk Revisited” report was launched at the National Press Club, bringing more attention to the issue.

New York City’s ‘Global Weirding’

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

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Bill Ulfelder, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in New York, recently appeared on NY1’s latest “Going Green” segment to discuss the crazy winter weather much of the U.S. is seeing this winter. Click here to see the video interview. Ulfelder observes that everyone talks about climate change when it’s 92 degrees in April (referencing […]

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