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New Interactive Map Highlights Effects of Sea Level Rise

New Interactive Map Highlights Effects of Sea Level Rise

By Kristy Dahl Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report showing sea level rise could bring disruptive levels of flooding to nearly 670 coastal communities in the U.S. by the end of the century. Along with the report, UCS published an interactive map tool that lets you explore when and where chronic […]

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    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    By Nika Knight A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow, Water, Ice […]

    Anything But the Wine! Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Grapes

    Anything But the Wine! Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Grapes

    A new Global Wine Index outlines the most at-risk wine regions according to natural disasters, rising temperatures and other climate change factors. Unfortunately, some of the world’s finest grapes are unlikely to survive. The index was created by a multidisciplinary European-Australian research team of engineers, seismologists, meteorologists, scientists and wine lovers, who analyzed 110,000 wineries […]

    Governor Declares State of Emergency to Save Louisiana Coast

    Governor Declares State of Emergency to Save Louisiana Coast

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Wednesday for coastal Louisiana to highlight the state’s need for more federal funding to address extreme weather events. “We are in a race against time to save our coast, and it is time we make bold decisions,” Edwards said. “The Louisiana coast is in a […]

    254 Dead in Colombia Mudslides

    254 Dead in Colombia Mudslides

    By Jeff Masters and Lee Grenci At least 254 people were killed in the city of Mocoa (population 40,000) in southwest Colombia near the border of Ecuador early Saturday, when torrential rains triggered a debris flow on a nearby mountain that surged into the town as a huge wall of water carrying tons of mud […]

    Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

    Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row with an increase of 3 parts per million (ppm). The measurements are coming from the Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory in Hawaii and were confirmed by NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in […]

    Brutal Heat Waves Crush Eastern Australia

    Brutal Heat Waves Crush Eastern Australia

    A hot air mass parked over central Australia is delivering the second brutal heat wave this month. January is quickly approaching a record-breaking month Down Under. It's Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded https://t.co/E8F4UfbiHj @MichaelEMann @350 @RobertKennedyJr @NRDC @ClimateReality — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) January 18, 2017 These heat waves are being driven by warmer […]

    It’s Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded

    It’s Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded

    2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, smashing records set in 2014 and 2015. This marks the third consecutive year of record-breaking heat, a first in the modern era. 2016 is the hottest year on record by a wide margin, 1.69 F (0.94 C) warmer than the 20th century average. [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1422510414428558/ expand=1] Deke Arndt, […]

    Louisiana Faces Faster Levels of Sea-Level Rise Than Any Other Land on Earth

    Louisiana Faces Faster Levels of Sea-Level Rise Than Any Other Land on Earth

    Louisiana—which faces faster levels of sea-level rise than any other land on Earth—could lose as many as 2,800 square miles of its coast over the next 40 years and about 27,000 buildings will need to be flood-proofed, elevated or bought out, the New Orleans Advocate reported. https://twitter.com/EcoWatch/status/456559366557016065 These dire predictions were pulled from a new […]