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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:43am
Category: 
Water

A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday.

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Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate

Published: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:37pm
Category: 
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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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

Published: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:59am
Category: 
Water

When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude. And she may lose yet more.

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Climate Scientists: We’re Alarmed. Here’s Why You Should Be, Too.

Published: 
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:55pm

This week, the world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has issued an uncharacteristically blunt call to action on climate change. 

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Climate Change Has Reached Our Shores

Published: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:40am

AS the world barrels toward a climate crisis of its own making, my country stands at the precipice. In the Marshall Islands, like elsewhere in the Pacific, climate change is no longer a distant threat, nor at the doorstep.