Climate Change

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A Future Business Created by Sea Level Rise

Here’s a business concept poised for takeoff in centuries to come, with our rising sea levels. The floating island business. The Dutch (wouldn’t you know it!) company Dutch Docklands has come up with the concept of The Floating Beach®. Now 22nd century tourists needn’t ever worry about their favorite island getaway being underwater. Floating beaches […]

March 7th

The First Nation to Run out of Water? Yemen

War-torn Yemen is set to be the first country in the world to completely run out of water. War and strife are caused by shortages, and Yemen has been no exception to that rule. As the nation has succumbed to desertification, war has followed. As the world warms, desertification (in some regions in parts of […]

March 2nd

Chicago Says Disinfecting City's Sewage is Eco Un-Friendly

Chicago is the only major U.S. city that does not disinfect its sewage. Why? Because it’s bad for the environment. At least that’s the latest reason from its 120-year-old water agency. They claim disinfecting the water would bolster the district’s greenhouse gas emissions and thereby do more bad than good. Engineers with the Metropolitan Water […]

February 17th

Monitoring Sea Level Rise: Jason 3 is the Next Generation

Sea level rise is on everyone’s mind, and accurately measuring it is more important than ever. The EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been doing just that work for years, providing data showing a 3.3 millimeter sea level rise over the last […]

February 11th

Lake Chad Recognized as a Wetland of International Importance

In a world where governments, borders and legislation have everything to do with how our natural resources are treated, it’s cause for celebration when an important body of water in a dry area shared by four countries is recognized as worth protecting. On World Wetlands Day (February 2) 2010, the Cameroon Republic declared its portion […]

February 9th

Climate Change Alters Gray Whale Migration

It’s the peak of gray whale southern migration off the central and southern coast of California. Between 20 to 30 whales an hour are being spotted in Monterey, but gray whales are also being spotted up north in Washington state months ahead of their typical migration schedule. According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, these Washington […]

February 4th

Himalayan Glacial Error Leaves Himalayan Water Truth in Doubt

The backlash over the recent revelation that the 2007 IPCC report included an erroneous alarm that the Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035 has been well-documented. Much of the concern flowed from the fact that the glaciers feed several major rivers in South Asia and Southeast Asia where millions of people live. General opinion now […]

February 2nd

Maldives Pledges 100% Emissions Cut by 2020

Before Copenhagen, the Maldives went scuba-diving to hold an underwater cabinet meeting, emphasizing the threat of rising sea levels to their nation. Years ago they pledged to become a carbon-neutral country, utilizing clean energy and offsetting all airline flights to their tourist resorts. And now, as countries around the world send their emissions cuts to […]

February 1st

CalWater Project to Study the Impact of Climate Change on California Water

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called California’s water troubles a “holy water war… north versus south, California versus the feds, rural versus urban….” As divisive as the state’s water issues are, they are just as poorly understood. Population growth, inconsistent weather and the threat of drought are well known factors that make water planning difficult, […]

January 28th

Study Finds Coral Reefs Recover from Climate Change Damage

A study by the University of Exeter has provided the first ever evidence that coral reefs can recover from climate change. The researchers surveyed ten sites located within the Bahamas, both inside and out of marine sanctuaries. These reefs, which were studied over a two and half year period, had been severely damaged by bleaching […]

January 14th