The Arctic is melting and guess who faces more flooding — that’s right, South Florida.

A new assessment of polar ice melt could mean bad news for South Florida: higher sea rise than previously thought. Based on new evidence, the Arctic Council — a cooperative effort among eight nations to monitor climate change — concluded that the Arctic warmed faster between 2011 and 2015 than any time on record, with glaciers and sea ice melting ...

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Parking lot project catches the eye as well as stormwater.

Parking lot project catches the eye as well as stormwater Howard County wins BUBBA by repairing wall using gardens, waterfalls to also control runoff By Donna Morelli on April 25, 2017 An earthquake, and then a flood, forced officials to repair a parking lot retaining wall in hilly Ellicott City, MD. The wall, already weakened by the magnitude 5.8 quake ...

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Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs – report.

By Alister Doyle (The online version of the April 24 story is refiled to fix byline, and typo in 12th paragraph) By Alister Doyle The Arctic’s quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday. The frigid region’s shift ...

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Extreme Arctic melt is raising sea level rise threat; New estimate nearly twice IPCC’s.

Global sea level rise could happen at nearly twice the rate previously projected by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, even under the best scenario, according to a new report. By the end of this century, as some glaciers disappear completely, the Arctic‘s contribution to global sea level rise will reach at least 19 to 25 centimeters, according to ...

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The fingerprints of global warming on extreme weather.

When climate scientists examine whether the warming of the Earth has made extreme weather events such as heatwaves or downpours more likely, they generally do it on a case-by-case basis. But a group led by Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh has aimed to develop a more global, comprehensive approach to investigating how climate change has impacted such extremes. With a ...

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International food crops could vanish as groundwater disappears.

Humans are depleting vital groundwater resources across the globe, creating a significant threat to the international trade of food. Photo by Jenny E. Ross/via Getty Images We already know that humans are depleting vital groundwater resources across the globe. But a new study shows one of the biggest causes of disappearing groundwater is the international food trade. About 70 percent ...

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Trump: 100 days that shook the world – and the activists fighting back.

Naomi Wolf, author, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: ‘Trump didn’t do this. You did this. Your own inaction brought us exactly here’ The first 100 days of President Donald Trump: how has my life changed? First of all, there was the mourning period. Not for me, but for my fellow citizens. I was just mad. And I wasn’t even ...

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UN tool uses satellite data to help farmers save water.

The tool allows users to spot areas where water is used inefficiently and take action by changing the irrigation system or switching to a more water-efficient crop By Umberto Bacchi ROME, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new Google-powered online tool that uses satellite data to map water consumption in Africa and the Middle East aims to help farmers ...

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