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Too Big to Flood? Megacities Face Future of Major Storm Risk

As economic activity and populations continue to expand in coastal urban areas, particularly in Asia, hundreds of trillions of dollars of infrastructure, industrial and office buildings, and homes are increasingly at risk from intensifying storms and rising sea levels.

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Effects of Climate change will be felt more deeply in decades ahead

A federal advisory panel released a draft report on how Americans can adapt to a changing climate, a more than 1,000 page tome that also sums up what has become increasingly apparent: The country is hotter than it used to be, rainfall is becoming both more intense and more erratic, and rising seas and storm surges threaten U.S. coasts.

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Why The Economy Needs Nature

One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature.

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Guyana On Low Carbon Development Path

Imagine Guyana and Dominica without forests and rivers, or Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia without beaches.

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A New Point of Reference for Offshore Energy Development

A new Department of Energy research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America’s coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for offshore wind and ocean power development.

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NOAA: 2012 to rank as second costliest US year since 1980

During 2012, there were 11 extreme weather and climate events in the US that reached the billion-dollar threshold in losses, according to figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Drought, icemelt, superstorms … a review of 2012’s environmental news

A look at the biggest moments of what was a tumultuous year for nature and green politics.

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Why We Underestimate the Costs of Climate Change

The wastewater infrastructure of New York and New Jersey was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the systems failed. It is just one manifestation of a larger danger. Once we start to think about how climate change can undermine the basic structures we have built and upon which we rely, it becomes clear that virtually everything is at risk…

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The Land Of The Rising Coastline: Sweden

In contrast to worries from the Maldives to Manhattan of storm surges and higher ocean levels caused by climate change, the entire northern part of the Nordic region is rising and, as a result, the Baltic Sea is receding…

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