Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMAcademic studies say it’s human nature to quickly normalize abnormal weather events. The paradox is that people most directly affected by climate change impacts often find it most difficult to adapt. [News Source]
New Yorker prays God will save her home from rising seas.
Two years on: Sandy inspires storm of climate research.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMThe two years that have passed since Hurricane Sandy crashed into the New Jersey shoreline have not been enough time for scientists and researchers to make much headway on the hows and whys of the Northeast’s epic storm. But that’s not because they aren’t trying. [News Source]
The future will not be dry.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMIn a world of melting ice caps, storm surges, and tropical cyclones, the most resilient cities aren’t the ones that fight the water back--but the ones that absorb it. [News Source]
Fracking may release cancer-causing air pollution – study.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMFracking wells may release cancer-causing chemicals into the air, a community science study has found. [News Source]
Methane emissions may swell from behind dams.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMImagine nearly 6,000 dairy cows doing what cows do, belching and being flatulent for a full year. That’s how much methane was emitted from one Ohio reservoir in 2012. [News Source]
Midterm elections’ impact on U.S. energy, environment agenda.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMThe 2014 U.S. mid-term elections could shake up Congress in the midst of two major transformations in energy and environmental policy. [News Source]
Tony Abbott gets climate action after Palmer backflip.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMTony Abbott has won a deal to transform climate change policy after Clive Palmer agreed to support the government’s Direct Action plan, three months after voting to abolish the carbon tax. [News Source]
Is Florida spending $350 million to deal with sea-level rise?
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMGov. Rick Scott has drawn criticism from environmentalists for denying in 2011 that man contributes to climate change and now dodging questions with the reply of "I’m not a scientist." [News Source]
Con Ed’s plan for surging Brooklyn-Queens grid may lead way to NY’s ‘Restructuring 2.0.’
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMConsolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. has an innovative plan for coping with New York City's growing outer boroughs: cobbling together 52 megawatts of "customer-side" and "utility-side" demand solutions by 2018. [News Source]
Washington’s state ecology staff at odds with Governor Inslee on ocean acidification effects.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMDespite Gov. Jay Inslee’s claims, the state Department of Ecology says there simply isn’t enough evidence to prove acid levels in the Pacific Ocean are harming oyster populations. [News Source]
Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent nations: Report.
Thursday October 30th 2014, 10:00 AMClimate change and food insecurity are "threat multipliers", and 32 countries dependent on farming face an "extreme risk" of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm said on Wednesday. [News Source]