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Vermont Governor Bemoans Climate Inaction After Flood

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Saying his state is under siege after Hurricane Irene swept through his state early this week, the governor of Vermont had some choice words about the failure of leaders at the national and international level to cut carbon pollution that …


Seven Things to Know About How Hurricanes Affect Wildlife

8/27/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

As Hurricane Irene made landfall on the East Coast this week, the news media was rightly focused on the many dangers to humans from such powerful storms.  Due to the hurricane’s track, 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate low-lying …

A Hurricane By Any Name

6/3/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Cindy and Philippe may not sound very scary, but a hurricane by any name is still just as dangerous. June marks the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season, and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has a list of names …

Hurricanes and the BP Spill – Separating Fact From Fiction

6/2/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Last week NOAA released its Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, which describes how conditions are ripe for a year with above average storm activity. NOAA estimates that eight to 14 hurricanes will form in the Atlantic basin this year. In a typical …

Gulf Coast Region Holds Collective Breath as Hurricane Season Starts

5/27/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Just what we needed in the Gulf Coast. Hurricane season starts formally next Tuesday. In the midst of a man made catastrophe unfolding in the Gulf Coast, the region must also brace for the possibility of a natural disaster. A …

Climate Change Hits Home

3/17/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Climate change is hitting home, here and now, in some ways that maybe you might not have expected.  Check out this video.

Still More Evidence Warming to Bring Stronger Hurricances

2/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

It seems like every day, we learn more evidence of the climate crisis and its impact on people. Today’s proof — a new repor from a special World Meteorological Organization panel of 10 experts in both hurricanes & climate change

Two New Reasons to Break Our Oil Addiction – Now

11/10/2009 // By Miles Grant

Two major reminders about how urgent it is for America to break its addiction to oil.

Connecting the Dots: Interview with NWF’s Dr. Amanda Staudt

9/12/2008 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Amanda Staudt, a climate scientist, was on KTBC-TV in Austin, TX this morning, connecting the dots between global warming and stronger hurricanes. You can watch the interview on KTBC’s website! To learn more about how …

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