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In a Town Shaped by Water, the River Is Winning By Linda Poon –Citylab – May 24, 2019 The floor beneath Sally Tennant’s feet was thumping, as if it had a heartbeat—an irregular one, with each thud getting louder and more violent. … Continue reading

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The Wettest 12 Months: New Analysis Shows Spikes in Flood Alerts in the US Juan Declet-Barreeto – Union of Concerned Citizens – May 23, 2019 April 2019 marked the wettest 12-month period in the United States since record-keeping began 124 … Continue reading

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Green infrastructure nature’s best defense against disasters UN Environment – May 17, 2019 UN Member States today called for increased investments in ecosystem-based solutions for disaster prevention. Healthy ecosystems play a crucial role in preventing environmental disasters and mitigate climate … Continue reading

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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments TuftsNow – May 14, 2019 When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research. A study … Continue reading

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“Frost Fairs,” the Little Ice Age and Climate Change By Remi Shaull-Thompson – Scientific American – May 7, 2019 Scientists do not fully understand what caused the Little Ice Age. Data from tree and ice cores suggests that there was … Continue reading

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Call for wetland decade under the U.N. decade on ecosystem restoration (2021-2030) Phys.org – March 25, 2019 The environmental health of wetlands across the world is deteriorating. The authoritative Global Wetland Outlook released by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in … Continue reading

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What if we could use nature to prevent disasters? The World Bank – March 5, 2019 – Video Heavy rain and severe flooding brought the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, to its knees. In China’s Yangtze River Basin, rivers spilled … Continue reading

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What counts as extreme temperature is a moving target By Sarah DeWeerdt – Anthropocene Magazine – February 26, 2019 With climate change, weather patterns that were unusual in the past (ahem, February heat waves in London) are becoming more common. But … Continue reading

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Find Your Climate-Altered Future On A New Interactive Map By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – February 12, 2019 Ever had trouble picturing how climate change could alter the quality of life in your community? Now there’s a map … Continue reading

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The Rising Tide of Climate Injustice By Clinton Parks – Undark – February 14, 2019 Chesapeake Avenue, in the Salters Creek neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia, sits atop a seawall that shields it from the Hampton Roads, the body of … Continue reading

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