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Climate Change Already Hampers U.S. Military Sites Around the World, Government Study Finds

Climate Change Already Hampers U.S. Military Sites Around the World, Government Study Finds

The U.S. military is neglecting to plan for climate change-related risks facing hundreds of overseas facilities, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office. In addition to failing to plan for and incorporate climate change’s risks into project designs, the report found that many facilities are not consistently tracking costs incurred […]

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    How Climate Change and Wars Are Increasing World Hunger

    How Climate Change and Wars Are Increasing World Hunger

    By Leah Samberg Around the globe, about 815 million people—11 percent of the world’s population—went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years. Between 1990 and 2015, due largely to a set of sweeping initiatives by the global community, the proportion […]

    Florida Faces 3 Toxic Crises Triggered by Flooding

    Florida Faces 3 Toxic Crises Triggered by Flooding

    By Dipika Kadaba Ah, Florida—home to famous natural landscapes and amazing wildlife, but also to more than 20 million people and billion-dollar industries. Decades of booming development in Florida—all of it built in the path of Atlantic hurricanes—have brought to a head some toxic problems the state still struggles to solve. Every major flooding event, […]

    World Bank Continues to Fund Climate Chaos, Despite Recognizing the Threat

    World Bank Continues to Fund Climate Chaos, Despite Recognizing the Threat

    By Allison Lee In the last year alone, vulnerable populations have suffered massive damage from the impacts of a changing climate. “Super hurricanes” have torn through the Caribbean—turbocharged by abnormally warm waters—making islands uninhabitable. Flooding, mudslides, wildfires, and avalanches have hit nearly every continent, killing thousands. These extreme weather events decimated basic infrastructure and destroyed […]

    Flood Risk Increasing for Atlantic Coast Cities

    Flood Risk Increasing for Atlantic Coast Cities

    By Tim Radford Cities on the Atlantic coast are likely to see more flooding. It won’t just be catastrophic inundation, delivered by hurricane: it could also be routine, fine weather nuisance flooding. And that will happen not just because of sea level rise, driven by global warming, but by another factor: in Virginia, North Carolina […]

    Puerto Rico Faces ‘Apocalyptic’ Conditions: Humanitarian Crisis Grows for 3.4 Million U.S. Citizens

    Puerto Rico Faces ‘Apocalyptic’ Conditions: Humanitarian Crisis Grows for 3.4 Million U.S. Citizens

    Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis continued to grow over the weekend, as officials described “apocalyptic” conditions across the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Many of the 3.4 million American citizens living on the island are without power and disconnected from communications, and officials estimate some areas won’t see power restored for months. Isolated towns […]

    C02 and Food: We Can’t Sacrifice Quality for Quantity

    C02 and Food: We Can’t Sacrifice Quality for Quantity

    Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution. You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s difficult to keep up with the constantly shifting—and debunked—denier arguments, but one common thread promoted by the […]