About John @johnupton
John Upton is a features journalist at Climate Central.
John’s Recent Stories
Science Jul 14‘Living shorelines’ use oyster shells and marsh grass to reverse coastal erosion
Americans who live along coastlines are watching their land disappear and property threatened as climate change causes sea levels to rise. While homeowners often rely on expensive seawalls and bulkheads to slow the erosion, a growing number are building “living…
Science Jul 14As seas rise, Americans use nature to fight worsening erosion
Homeowners are using marsh seedlings and bags of oyster shells to create "living shorelines," a natural alternative to seawalls--and one that reduces coastal erosion as climate change causes sea levels to rise.
Nation Dec 09How smoke from California’s fires is harming the most vulnerable
Tens of thousands of homeless in Southern California are struggling to escape smoke as wildfires tear through the region.
Health Dec 08California struggles to breathe after year of climate-fueled wildfires
From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.
Science May 12When Atlantic City floods, low-income neighborhoods are left underwater
New Jersey's working class have been left behind, as federal funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery and flooding problems have gone to wealthier neighbors.