Was Maryland’s flash flood a sign of what the future has in store?

A sudden and intense storm rocked a quiet Maryland town recently, causing catastrophic damage and several deaths. In a Grist.org blog post, Andrea Thompson reports “the streets of Ellicott City, Maryland became raging rivers …”, “with cars tossed around like toy boats after nearly six inches of rain fell in…

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Is Climate Change Increasing Wildfire Risk?

More than 29,000 wildfires have burned over 2.6 million acres in the U.S. 2016. Those numbers are increasing concerns that 2016 may approach last year’s historic totals of 10 million acres burned costing Americans $2.1 billion. A recent National Climate Assessment study suggests that climate change has made our landscapes…

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Is Climate Change Already Affecting Gamefish?

Fact Alert – the following is based on science, not opinion, so proceed at your own intellectual peril! Four recent studies have found climate change has impacted both cold and warm water species. The American Fisheries Society found this news so important that it devoted the latest issue of its…

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Did Top Science Groups Really Tell Congressional Climate Change Doubters to Knock It Off?

Did the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, say he is not “a great believer in man-made climate change” and did more than half of the Republicans in Congress actually question the science of human-caused climate change? A recent article in the Washington Post answers those questions and further…

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Can this Innovative Approach help Flood-Weary Farmers Stay on their Land?

Will chronic floods force farmers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley to abandon farms that have been in their families for generations? Will catastrophic flood events that used to occur every 10 years but have become annual events for the last five years, cause some forward-thinking farmers to consider a major…

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Can the Environment Recover from this Human Damage?

Is human degradation to the natural resources really outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage? The most comprehensive environmental study ever conducted by the United Nations suggests that is exactly the case. A recent article in The Guardian says the report warns that “water sources are under increasing threat…

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