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California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees

Published: 
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:03pm

For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. The goal has been to go back in time, to bring back some of the habitat for birds, animals and fish that existed before the state was developed.

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Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming

Published: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:57pm
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More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. 

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Looks Like Rain Again. And Again.

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:48am
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Water

The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it makes predictions that eventually come true. 

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Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate

Published: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:37pm
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Water

The sunny-day flooding was happening again. During high tide one recent afternoon, Eliseo Toussaint looked out the window of his Alton Road laundromat and watched bottle-green saltwater seep from the gutters, fill the street and block the entrance to his front door.

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UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

Published: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:02am
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Energy

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.