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Easter Island is Eroding
The New York Times

Easter Island is Eroding

Posted: April 5, 2018

Rising ocean levels are a major concern for one of the world's most treasured sites. Easter Island, located 2,200 miles off the coast of Chile, is grappling with an eroding coastline that's threatening it's ancient monuments.

Easter Island is Eroding Due to Sea Level Rise
NY Times

Easter Island is Eroding Due to Sea Level Rise

Posted: March 15, 2018

Centuries ago, Easter Island’s civilization collapsed, but the statues left behind here are a reminder of how powerful it must have been. And now, many of the remains of that civilization may be erased, the United Nations warns, by the rising ...

Can Carbon Dioxide Removal Save the World?
The New Yorker

Can Carbon Dioxide Removal Save the World?

Posted: February 12, 2018

But will it work? The New Yorker explores innovative ideas for removing carbon from the atmosphere - as threats becoming more dire. But carbon removal is a risky business.

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps is a Game of Inches
NY Times

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps is a Game of Inches

Posted: January 10, 2018

FEMA is remapping flood zones after this past season of horrific hurricanes. In Canarsie, Brooklyn, just 26 buildings were in the 1983 FEMA flood zone; under the revised maps, that would have skyrocketed to 5,000 buildings.

The Science of Predicting Fires
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

The Science of Predicting Fires

Posted: November 16, 2017

"Globally, fires play an important role in climate change, as they emit both aerosols and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at accelerated rates. Though fire is crucial for the renewal of many ecosystems, it can be extremely devastating for ...

Climate Science Special Report
U.S. Global Change Research Program

Climate Science Special Report

Posted: November 9, 2017

The U.S. government has released an authoritative assessment of climate science in the U.S., examining how we got to be living in the warmest time modern civilization has ever experienced.

The Race to Save Coffee
The Washington Post

The Race to Save Coffee

Posted: November 9, 2017

Climate change is threatening one of the world's most beloved beverages: coffee. Rising temperatures could dry out crops, and create an environment ripe for new crop-killing diseases to spread. The effects could be devastating.