Environmental Issues: Global Warming

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the northeast at the end of October, the world's attention and sympathies focused on the victims of this historic disaster. But Sandy also is a wake-up call to the growing threat of climate change. Scientists warn that increasing levels of carbon pollution in the atmosphere are contributing to a warming world and rising seas that could lead to more destructive storms like Sandy in the future.

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Honoring the Anniversary of Sandy by Making Our Communities More Resilient: 10 Ways to Begin
posted by Frances Beinecke, 10/16/13
The Beach Haven Elementary School sat shuttered for most of last year. Superstorm Sandy flooded ...

Smarter, Safer Flood Insurance in a Warmer, Riskier Climate
posted by Peter Lehner, 1/24/14
Scientists at Rutgers University recently published a startling projection about sea level rise for ...

New Jersey Must Consider Climate Change Risks in Recovery Programs
posted by Ben Chou, 3/6/14
Extreme weather events in recent years have made states throughout the country rethink how investments ...
Road Map to Clean Energy and Climate Initiatives in Governor Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Report
posted by Kit Kennedy, 1/8/14
Curbing global warming emissions and building the clean energy economy are critical to New York ...
The Tragic Toll of Extreme Weather on Vulnerable Nations
posted by Adrianna Quintero, 11/13/13
This weekend, Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest tropical cyclone to reach land in recorded history ...
Resilient Cities from Ahmedabad to Atlantic City Actively Prepare for Climate Change
posted by Anjali Jaiswal, 11/4/13
President Obama’s executive order calling for federal agencies to build resilience against extreme ...
The Importance of Remembering Superstorm Sandy
posted by Adrianna Quintero, 10/29/13
Last year, I watched in horror as Superstorm Sandy approached the East Coast. Having lived through ...
Post-Sandy Floodplain Buyout Programs Are Taking Off in the New York Region
posted by Eric Goldstein, 10/29/13
Slowly but surely, the Cuomo Administration has been advancing an historic initiative that offers ...

New York Times: Treat the Causes as Well as the Symptoms
posted by Ben Chou, 11/1/12
The widespread devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy is only the latest warning that we must prepare and plan for more extreme weather events....

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OnEarth

Weekend Reads: The Importance of Being Urchin, the Trouble with Chris Christie, Your Radioactive Smile
posted by Jason Bittel, 11/8/13
You Are Made of Waste Your fingernails came out of an automotive exhaust pipe. Your hair? From the ...
Brilliant Disguise?
posted by Scott Dodd, 11/6/13
A few weeks ago, the editorial board of New Jersey’s largest newspaper bowed to the inevitable and endorsed ...
Weekend Reads: March of the Pine Trees, Hangover from Big Tequila, Subways not Submarines!
posted by Jason Bittel, 10/25/13
Could New York City Subways Survive Another Hurricane?In the days before Sandy hit, New York City transit ...
Mega-Fire Down Under, Daredevil Scientists to Test the Atmosphere, the Most Amazing Wildlife Shots of the Year
posted by Jason Bittel, 10/22/13
Australia in flames: Firefighters have their work cut out for them this week as stifling heat and ripping ...
Overcoming Barriers
posted by David Gessner, 10/21/13
“Firm ground is not available ground,” wrote the poet A.R. Ammons. The line refers to the trouble that ...
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