Daily Archives: January 11, 2017

Senate to Begin Confirmation Hearings for Wealthiest Cabinet in U.S. History Despite Lack of Vetting

House Republicans Pass New Rule To Let Them Hide Evidence From Ethics Investigations

The Planet is Burning Up Because of Corporations Like Those Formerly Led by Rex Tillerson

Service or affordability? NYC’s fare hike worries low-income residents

EPA to ban 72 ingredients from pesticides, but is it enough?


Markey Questions Rex Tillers on Torture, Paris Agreement, Global Energy Issues- 1/11/17

Tillerson says U.S. can ‘define a different relationship’ with Russia

Is Trump’s plan for his company enough to avoid conflicts of interest?

Obama’s ‘bold, yet fragile’ climate legacy

Boston underwater: How the rising sea levels will affect the city


Boston underwater: How the rising sea levels will affect the city

As temperatures are projected to climb, polar ice to melt, and oceans to swell over the coming decades, Boston is likely to bear a disproportionate impact of rising sea levels, government scientists reported recently.

The seas along the East Coast from North Carolina to New England are rising three to four times faster than the global average, and coastal cities, utilities, beaches, and wetlands are increasingly vulnerable to flooding, especially from storm surges.

These images and maps of flooded areas around Boston were created by Nickolay Lamm, from StorageFront.com. Lamm, a researcher and artist, was inspired by the New York Times’ “What Could Disappear” interactive and collaborated with Remik Ziemlinksi from Climate Central.

Or check out scenes of other cities underwater.

Select any of the water levels on the left depict four levels of flooding: 0 feet is today’s sea level. Five feet will take between 100 and 300 years. Twelve feet of water is the potential level in the year 2300 and 25 feet will occur centuries from now.