Category

In The News
04
Feb

WaPo: BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago. About 6,500 brown pelicans and 3,000 smaller seabirds cram their nests every summer onto...
Read More
29
Jan

The Real News Network: Philippines Prepares for the Rise of Sea Levels

As sea levels rise, people living in coastal regions will see floods. Most of this will take place in Asia. In the Philippines, climate change is no longer an abstract concept for those living near the coast.
Read More
27
Jan

Keys Weekly: What we value is what we protect

Far too often, critical issues become siloed into conversations about winners and losers. Dividing everything important into political divisions is a sure way to resolve nothing. Sea level rise needs to escape the clutches of anyone who will use it for any purpose other than uniting us and coming together to rise to meet the...
Read More
23
Jan

NOLA.com: Trump ends some protections for wetlands and waterways, aiding developers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms.
Read More
17
Jan

NOLA.com: Louisiana tribes file complaint with United Nations over U.S. inaction on climate change

Four coastal Louisiana tribes that claim the U.S. government has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change submitted a formal complaint Wednesday to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Sea-level rise and coastal erosion are drowning tribal burial sites in South Louisiana, according to the complaint.  
Read More
17
Jan

NOLA: com – Deadline set for residents of vanishing Isle de Jean Charles to apply for relocation

Residents of a sinking Louisiana island have until the end of the month to apply for a new home under a first-of-its-kind federal program to help people retreat from the effects of climate change. The state Office of Community Development set Jan. 31 as the deadline for Isle de Jean Charles residents to request resettlement...
Read More
13
Jan

Forum Tuesday to focus on how community can adapt as Gulf encroaches

A forum Tuesday at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux will focus on how the community can adapt as seas rise and wetlands continue to erode. The America’s Wetland Foundation will host the Coastal Communities Adaptation Roundtable. Open to the public, it’s scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Student Union’s Bollinger Suite. “Today’s news...
Read More
16
Dec

Keys Weekly: The Keys can rise with the Tide

There’s an ugly rumor making the rounds that sea level rise may cause our families to retreat from this special place we call home. Don’t believe everything you hear. This is not to discount the seriousness of issues that will continue to affect all of us. Without getting into the divisive politics of why, seas...
Read More
13
Dec

USA Today: ‘Ground zero’ for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests

NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University. “Climate change is the single-biggest environmental challenge that we face, not only in New...
Read More
10
Dec

NYT: Climate Change Is Ravaging the Arctic, Report Finds

Temperatures in the Arctic region remained near record highs this year, according to a report issued on Tuesday, leading to low summer sea ice, cascading impacts on the regional food web and growing concerns over sea level rise. Average temperatures for the year ending in September were the second highest since 1900, the year records...
Read More
1 2 3 4 33