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Changes in Rainfall, Temperature Expected to Transform Coastal Wetlands This Century

Sea-level rise isn’t the only aspect of climate change expected to affect coastal wetlands: changes in rainfall and temperature are predicted to transform wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world within the century. These changes will take place regardless of sea-level rise.

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Plastic you can drink: A solution for pollution?

News, Pollution
Jan
25

Entrepreneurs from Bali, studied the emerging field of bioplastics and devised their own recipe using cassava starch, vegetable oil, and organic resins. The resulting “100% bio-based” material was biodegradable and compostable, breaking down over a period of months on land or at sea, or instantly in hot water.

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Sea level rise will disproportionately hit U.S. this century, NOAA warns

Global sea level rise is unfolding at a stunning pace, and a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) says the U.S. will find itself directly in the crosshairs. Over the coming decades, some parts of the nation’s coastline will be hit harder than others.

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See Jersey Shore beach erosion damage from nor’easter

Erosion, News
Jan
24

Officials in Jersey Shore towns up and down the coast woke up to a familiar sight early Tuesday after a nasty nor’easter churned up the coast: eroded beaches.

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California Announces New Emission Targets As Trump Enters White House

California officials formally proposed a new goal on Friday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels — just minutes after Trump was inaugurated and mention of climate change was removed from the White House website.

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New regional sea level scenarios help communities prepare for risks

Sea level rise is occurring worldwide, but not at the same rate everywhere. Differences will also likely continue in the future, so decision-makers need local information to assess their community’s vulnerability.

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Trump Just Deleted Obama’s Climate Change Webpages

At the exact hour when the presidency transferred hands, the Obama administration’s climate and energy webpages became some of the first casualties of the new Trump administration.

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Station Obama in Antarctica Will Continue Monitoring Climate Changes

Scientists are returning to the site in the next few days as part of a five-week research cruise underway in the Southern Ocean and plan to make it an annual visit. The data they collect at Station Obama shows how climate change is altering one of the most fragile places on the planet from melting ice to massive ecosystem changes.

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2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records; How NASA Knows | Video

Two key climate change indicators — global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent — have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data.

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