Almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy flooded New York’s subways, destroyed homes and blacked out half of Manhattan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose spending billions of dollars to mitigate storm risk along the city’s more than 500 miles of coastline.
“Is Environmentalism Dead?” This question sent existential despair rippling through the environmental community about nine years ago, when two eco-provocateurs wrote a really, really long essay answering the question. It was really long.
U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey will make his strongest attack yet on climate change skeptics he accuses of purveying a what he calls a “seductive” and “dangerous” message that global warming has stopped.
Sea levels may rise as much as 69 centimeters (27 inches) through 2100 as water temperatures rise, glaciers melt in the Andes and Himalayas and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shed water, European scientists said.
For the first time since 1964, Israel will allow Sea of Galilee water to flow into the Jordan River as part of a rehabilitation project that will cost millions of shekels, the Israel Water Authority said.
James Hansen, the former NASA climate scientist who first brought climate change to the attention of Congress in the 1980s, stepped down as head of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies last month. That hasn’t stopped him traveling the globe to lobby for climate protection measures, while remaining an adjunct professor for Earth and Environmental Studies at Columbia University.
Standard physicals are, well, pretty standard. During a visit geared more toward detecting disease than preventing it, your doctor makes you cough and checks your numbers. If there’s an abnormality -- your blood pressure has spiked or your liver enzymes are elevated -- it’s your schedule that suffers as you’re shuttled between specialists.