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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Great Lakes Experience Record Floods

Is Building in Floodplains a Good Idea?

Post-Sandy: Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

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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