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Flooding in Paris Becomes ‘More and More Recurrent’

Flooding in Paris Becomes ‘More and More Recurrent’

A flooded Seine River reached peak flood level early Monday morning following weeks of intense rain that has thoroughly doused Paris. Authorities reported that the river’s flooding peaked at 19.2 feet—just shy of the 20 feet reached in June of 2016, which was its highest level since 1982—and is not expected to recede until Tuesday. […]

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    4 Key Questions About the Surprising Winter Storm Grayson

    4 Key Questions About the Surprising Winter Storm Grayson

    By Erika Spanger-Siegfried On Thursday in Massachusetts we were asking ourselves questions that have rarely, if ever, needed asking. What happens when half-frozen seawater suddenly floods onto roadways? Can something the consistency of a milkshake and 3 feet deep be plowed? There’s a large dumpster floating down the street … What depth of water is […]

    Why a Crawfisherman Is Fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

    Why a Crawfisherman Is Fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

    By Emilie Karrick Surrusco Jody Meche and his family have harvested crawfish from Louisiana‘s Atchafalaya Basin for generations. When he set his first trap in the 1980s, he hauled in an abundant catch. These days, his traps come back full of dead crawfish. Meche holds the oil and gas industry responsible for the steady destruction […]

    5 Steps to Make Your Business More Climate Resistant

    5 Steps to Make Your Business More Climate Resistant

    By Elizabeth Sturcken No business is immune to the devastating effects of climate change anymore, as we saw from the onslaught of extreme weather events in 2017. Disasters brought more than $300 billion in damages this year, a 60-percent increase over 2016, Swiss Re reported last week. As every business leader has long known, storms, […]

    Creating a Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

    Creating a Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

    By Jennifer Weeks Much news about the environment in 2017 focused on controversies over Trump administration actions, such as proposals to promote more use of coal and budget cuts at relevant federal agencies. At the same time, however, many scholars across the U.S. are pursuing innovations that could help create a more sustainable world. Here […]

    Our Favorite Environmental Journalism of 2017

    Our Favorite Environmental Journalism of 2017

    By Joe Sandler Clarke and Unearthed reporters From the finest American journalism chronicling the worst excesses of the Trump administration to international stories showing the impact of climate change on the developing world, here are the stories we wish we had written this year. On our changing climate Alaska’s permafrost is no longer permanent – […]

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    This was a year of tug-of-war for the environment. With Donald Trump becoming president of the U.S. at a time when wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were devastating the country, it was challenging for scientists, activists and concerned citizens to get their voices heard. But several stood out as global leaders on climate and helped give […]

    Climate Crisis to Uproot Millions in the Coming Decades: Nations Need to Be Ready

    Climate Crisis to Uproot Millions in the Coming Decades: Nations Need to Be Ready

    By Gulrez Shah Azhar Wildfires tearing across Southern California have forced thousands of residents to evacuate from their homes. Even more people fled ahead of the hurricanes that slammed into Texas and Florida earlier this year, jamming highways and filling hotels. A viral social media post showed a flight-radar picture of people trying to escape […]