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Wildlife are harmed by extreme weather events. Photo by USFWS

Stormy Skies in a Changing Climate

Increased Flooding According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the amount of rain falling in powerful downpour events has been significantly above average since 1991. Further, sea-level rise has worsened the …

Workers installing rooftop solar panels. US National Forest Service photo by Alex Snyder.

Latest Climate Report Confirms We Have a Climate Problem — Do You Give a Care?

If you are still sitting on the fence about whether we contribute to climate change, perhaps the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will help clear …

Pilots with EcoFlight, an advocacy and education nonprofit, get a bird's-eye view of flooded oil and gas fields on Colorado's eastern plains. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight.

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  “of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads …

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Wildlife Friendly Solutions to Flooding and Other Water Challenges

Imagine your house regularly floods when the local river leaves its banks after a heavy rain.  Now imagine that your Congressman announces a plan to build a levee along the …

Credit: Sid Jansma, Jr.

Great Lakes Experience Record Floods

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Is Building in Floodplains a Good Idea?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

Post-Sandy: Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

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Thoughts on A New Normal

I attended the Aspen Environmental Forum this past weekend, bringing together a mixture of scientists, policy makers and business leaders who all care deeply about the environment. This year the …

Rising Waters: Climate Change and Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

Climate change will have many different impacts on the Pacific Northwest. It is imperative that we recognize these effects and change the way we interact with our planet in order …

Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of …

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