Rising sea temperatures threaten Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrels

Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352″ width=”800″ height=”395″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352 The impact of the rise in sea temperatures predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could affect the survival of the North Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrel in the Azores, Canary Islands … Read more

Temperatures across the country are rising, and heat officers might be able to help

Credit: CC0 Public Domain For most of his career, David Hondula worked as a professor and environmental science researcher at Arizona State University studying the impact of the changing climate. Now, he is on the front lines for Phoenix putting what he knows into practice. Nearly a year ago, Hondula was hired by the city … Read more

Rising seas fueled by climate change to swamp $34B in US real estate in just 30 years, analysis finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Higher high tides, supercharged by rising sea levels, could flood all or parts of an estimated $34 billion worth of real estate along the nation’s coasts within just 30 years, a new report concludes. Within the span of a 30-year mortgage, as many as 64,000 buildings and roughly 637,000 properties along … Read more

New data dashboard reporting street-level flooding in NYC gives real-time information on rising waters

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New York City is girding itself for storm season, which, in the face of accelerating climate change, could mean more frequent and extreme storms like Hurricanes Henri and Ida, and local cloudbursts producing prodigious volumes of stormwater. The city has a new arrow in its quiver to confront these threats with … Read more

Rising seas are trouble for Charleston’s booming community. This method may prevent disaster

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In Charleston, a place where street lines blur with sunny day tidal flooding and major storms dump enough water on downtown that one can kayak the deluge, Dale Morris is right at home. After all, water—its function, resource and the very element that threatens to sink the historic city—is what made … Read more

Flood risk is rising across the St. Louis region. Who will solve the problem?

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The region’s sewers, creeks and storm drains were no match for last week’s record-shattering rainfall—a remarkable downpour not just for its first total, but also for its intensity. Pouring water sprawled over creek banks, across roads, and into homes and vehicles, stranding hundreds and killing two. Leaves overtopped in St. Petersburg … Read more

Most major US cities are underprepared for rising temperatures

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain This month, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix all posted record high temperatures. And across the nation, Americans are ramping up for a scorching summer. Yet despite more frequent and intense heat waves on the horizon, cities are underprepared to deal with the challenge, according to a UCLA-led research team. Their new … Read more