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March 2012 set records for warm temperatures that promoted early leafing and flowering across large areas of the United States. A team of scientists at the USA National Phenology Network, which is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, have published a studywhich shows that 2012 was the earliest ... keep reading
To protect New York City from the increasing number of flooding events expected in the next century—similar to Hurricane Sandy—the city needs to consider a costly and invasive option: permanent evacuation of communities in the lowest-lying areas and massive barriers around the city that will cost billions of ... keep reading
Climate change could destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080 unless we take steps to limite greenhouse gases. The study was released the journal Nature Climate Change. The study’s authors looked at 50,000 common species. They found that ... keep reading
It seems that the weather may be getting through to Americans in a way that scientists have not managed to in the past . A study at George Mason University shows that a majority of Americans Say Global Warming Is Affecting Weather in the United States. About six in ten ... keep reading
NASA has produced this amazing and very short animation that depicts how temperatures around the globe have warmed over the past years. The data come from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS), which monitors global surface temperatures. NASA notes, “All 10 of the warmest years ... keep reading
The World Meteorological Organization’s Statement on the Status of the Global Climate which put 2012 joined the ten previous years as one of the warmest — at ninth place — on record made number of other significant observations. Above-average temperatures were observed during 2012 across most of the globe’s ... keep reading
When Superstorm Sandy hit New York City last fall, the publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, like most everything else, totally shut down. It was a week before power returned to FSG, according to Brian Gittis, a senior publicist. When he got back to his office, he began sorting through galleys ... keep reading
Only 39% of mining companies believe the climate is changing; 13% have made plans to adapt. CSIRO Recent research suggests only a minority of mining companies are preparing for the biophysical impacts of climate change. Those that are preparing are going it alone: there is little collaboration on planning between ... keep reading
Continuing a decade-long increase, global food prices rose 2.7 percent in 2012, reaching levels not seen since the 1960s and 1970s but still well below the price spike of 1974. Between 2000 and 2012, the World Bank global food price index increased 104.5 percent, at an average annual ... keep reading
A new survey finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans want to prepare in order to minimize the damage likely to be caused by global warming-induced sea-level rise and storms. A majority also want people whose properties and businesses are located in hazard areas – not the government – to foot the ... keep reading
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