Miami says it can adapt to rising seas. Not everyone is convinced

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
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Florida-Georgia water dispute returns to Supreme Court

The court will decide whether Georgia must cap its water use from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and allow more water to flow downstream to Florida.


Miami Beach to cut back on famous palm trees over climate concerns

As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool.


University of Idaho glaciologists studying fast-moving glacier with hopes of improving sea-level rise predictions

A team of University of Idaho scientists are studying a fast-moving glacier in Alaska in hopes of developing better predictions on how quickly global sea levels will rise.

Scientists see stronger evidence of slowing Atlantic Ocean circulation, an ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the climate

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a system of currents, has long been considered capable of a sudden shutdown, which could have dramatic climate effects.

NC groups want state to join climate change fight

If the petition is approved by the Environmental Management Commission, it would force Duke Energy to cap the amount of greenhouse gases it releases.

As extreme weather events increase, what are the risks to wildlife?

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.

Cities are sinking under weight of urban development

A new study quantifies what big buildings are doing to the ground beneath San Francisco and other cities, as sea levels rise. 

Amid rising seas, ‘dry’ resort is wetter than it likes

The impacts of rising sea levels can be clearly seen in Ocean City, New Jersey, a family resort town spending tens of millions of dollars to deal with flooding.


How much carbon can Louisiana's wetlands hold? New study aims to find out

Report to quantify benefits of coastal restoration, might help price carbon credits.


Sea level rising more rapidly: ‘Report Cards’

The recently released U.S. Sea-Level Report Cards from William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences show that not only are seas rising faster, the acceleration rate is increasing.


How to prepare for Cape Breton's climate future: talking with Nova Scotia Environment's Jason Hollett

2020 is clocking in as one of the warmest years of the decade for Cape Breton. Climate data shows that the average temperature for the island rose to 6.6 C in 2020, from a normal of 5.9 degrees.


When climate change and xenophobia collide

During a hurricane, migrants in the Bahamas were told that they could seek shelter without fear. More than a thousand were deported, reflecting a global trend.

Submarine permafrost has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases, scientists warn

The amount of carbon locked into submarine permafrost is more than humans have released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.


Water could make Michigan a climate refuge. Are we prepared?

What may it take to prepare the Great Lakes region for the future climatologists say we can expect?
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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