Global Warming

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Can Cities Adjust to a Retreating Coastline?

Published: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:44pm
Category: 
Water

Last June, in rolling out an ambitious $20-billion plan to gird New York City against the impacts of rising seas and storm surges in a warming climate, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg gave a classic “no retreat” speech

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Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about stopping global warming

Published: 
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 8:44am
Category: 
Energy

We have already crossed the 400 parts per million mark. We crossed it earlier this year. The question now is how high it will go before we begin bending the curve. 

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Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming

Published: 
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:45pm
Category: 
Energy

An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.

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New Tools Pinpoint Natural Gas Leaks, Maximizing a Fuel’s Green Qualities

Published: 
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:26am
Category: 
Energy

Natural gas is hailed as green and safe, but its environmental benefits and ability to temper climate change are reduced by its tendency to leak into the air undetected. 

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New Mexico is the driest of the dry

Published: 
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Water

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.