Tag: rising sea levels

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2012

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It’s nearing the end of summer, so let’s talk beaches. And sunbathing.

  1. At a Virginia beach, rising seas mean rising tempers over what comes first at Chincoteague: parking or preservation. (Scientific American)
  2. A city whose natural tidelands are 50 percent filled-in means that Boston, too, is planning for ‘near-term risk’ of rising tides. (NPR)
  3. Soaking up lots of rays may be bad for humans, but this bug is sunbathing for its health. (BBC Nature)
  4. Mutant Fish? Eyeless Shrimp? They’re not new species, they’re from the Gulf. (Treehugger)
  5. NASA has captured satellite images of the wildfires burning at night. Stunning! (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. How eco-friendly is your bike? (Guardian)
  2. Nearly 4 million Americans live in homes more prone to flooding from rising sea levels. (Washington Post)
  3. New species of frog calls NYC home. (Wired Science)
  4. Federal judge rejects lawsuit to stop wolf hunting. (New York Daily News)
  5. Relief! Amazon plant cures toothaches . (Mongabay)

Picturing the Effects of Sea-Level Rise in Connecticut

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience tool inspires action to protect Connecticut’s shorelines from rising sea-level and future storms.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2009

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Sea-level rise due to climate change — will it be much worse than once thought? Cool Green Morning has your answer, along with the rest of the day’s most interesting green links. Hurry up and read it while you’re still above water… Has the science on sea-level rise due to climate change been too optimistic? […]

World Oceans Day: Will There Be Coral Reefs for Our Children?

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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When I was in fourth grade, my family took a vacation to Hawaii to visit my aunt and her family, who had been relocated to the islands for work. This was at the height of the Magnum, P.I. series, so you can imagine my excitement as I pictured myself peeling around in a red Ferrari […]

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