The ever-shifting—not necessarily shrinking—Pacific Island nations

Analyses of satellite imagery show many Pacific Islands are actually growing, but that doesn’t mean all is well for the people who live there.
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Sea turtles: Can these great marine migrators navigate rising human threats?

All seven sea turtle species are already endangered. Now humanity’s overshoot of planetary boundaries — climate change, ocean acidification, pollution and more — is upping the ante. Can turtles, people and conservation adapt?
Climate

Andrew Gunther, Jeremy Lowe: No, damming the Golden Gate won't save the Bay Area from rising seas

The Bay Area can be a coastal city that demonstrates how to adapt and thrive amid climate change. Or we can hold ourselves captive in a deteriorating 20th century landscape behind a dam trying to hold back the ocean.

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Changing climate poses burden as people count on fishing

Extreme weather damages access points for coastal residents dependent on seafood, while warming seas shift the balance of life under the water.
Climate

In Florida, coastal counties fuel population rise—and climate concerns

Growth along the state’s shorelines means more people face risks from rises in sea levels, which threaten to increase the severity of extreme weather and bring storm surges farther inland.
Climate

Holden Beach, Corps begin $3M storm risk planning study

The Holden Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project General Reevaluation Study is to consider feasibility and alternatives for federal participation in cost-shared management measures including beach nourishment for up to 50 years.
Justice

Report: Climate change could see 200 million move by 2050

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found.
Climate

Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores as glaciers melt

Some glaciers are disappearing faster than expected, causing those who specialize in harvesting ice cores to accelerate missions, rethink where to target next, and expand storage capacity.

Climate

Sea-level rise becoming a hazard for suburban South Florida neighborhoods far from ocean

Neighborhoods 20 miles inland are starting to feel the impact, as the Atlantic Ocean's higher elevation makes it harder for drainage canals to keep them dry.

Climate

Ida showed how the fossil fuel industry left Louisiana defenseless

The fossil fuel industry has caused Louisiana's coast to disappear. In the wake of Ida, it's more important than ever to hold Big Oil accountable.
Climate

Disappearing sea ice means stronger Arctic tides

With climate change, Arctic communities—already threatened by sea level rise, permafrost melt, and erosion—will also face longer seasons of more extreme tides.
Climate

How to save southern part of S.F.'s Ocean Beach - less roadway and a lot more sand

A 375-foot dredge ship has been cruising off the coast of San Francisco, ferrying thousands of tons of sand from the seafloor to Ocean Beach and marking the city's latest effort to confront climate change.

Climate

A search for the Chesapeake's vanishing saltmarsh sparrow

Rising sea level is inexorably drowning their nests and nestlings.

Climate

Sea-level rise becoming a hazard for suburban South Florida neighborhoods far from ocean

Neighborhoods up to 20 miles inland are starting to feel the impact, as the Atlantic Ocean's higher elevation makes it harder for drainage canals to keep them dry.

Climate

Get ready, South Florida. The first round of king tides is upon us.

The king tides arrive Thursday in South Florida. Daily high tides can rise by a foot or more during king tide, experts say.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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