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- US drinking water contamination with ‘forever chemicals’ far worse than scientists tho ught | Environment | The Guardian January 23, 2020
- Jeffrey Sachs Endorses Bernie Sanders for President January 23, 2020
- Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines January 23, 2020
- Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation + Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas January 23, 2020
- Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg – BBC News January 23, 2020
- How can we combat the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan? January 22, 2020
- Historical Atlas of Africa: A. J. F. Ajayi, Michael Crowder January 22, 2020
- Writing African History (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) January 22, 2020
- The History Atlas of Africa : From the First Humans to the Emergence of a New South Africa (History Atlas Series): Samuel Kasule January 22, 2020
- The New Atlas of African History: G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville January 22, 2020
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Wuhan: Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport January 22, 2020
- Do Morals Matter? | Behind The Book featuring Joseph Nye January 22, 2020
- ‘Loose with the truth’: Chuck Schumer on the gravity of Donald Trump’s alleged offences January 22, 2020
- ‘The time to act is now’: Prince Charles calls for green taxes to fight climate emergency January 22, 2020
- The Heat: World Economic Forum January 22, 2020
- BBC World Service – Witness History, Silent Spring: A book that changed the world January 22, 2020
- Has Reaganomics Turned America Into a “Sh*thole” Country? January 22, 2020
- Solution To Climate Change Is To Make It Profitable, Says Private Equity Investor | Davos 2020 January 22, 2020
- China declares a ‘war’ on plastic pollution January 22, 2020
- Appeals Court Dismisses Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government January 21, 2020
- Trump and Greta Thunberg Address Elites at Davos as Oxfam Condemns Mounting Inequality January 21, 2020
- Voting Rights Advocate: The Impeachment of Trump Is Needed to Protect Our Elections & Democracy January 21, 2020
- A Show Trial? As Trump Impeachment Trial Begins, Mitch McConnell Accused of Staging a Cover-Up January 21, 2020
- How McConnell’s “rigged” impeachment trial rules keep the public in the dark January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg Addresses Global Elite at Davos: Our House Is Still on Fire January 21, 2020
- David Suzuki on the climate change existential threat January 21, 2020
- Only Greta Gets it Right (climate) – World Economic Forum, Jan 2020 January 21, 2020
- Adam Schiff Annihilates Trump Lawyer’s Impeachment Trial Metaphor January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg Shames Economic Elite At Davos January 21, 2020
- Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire at the Nasher January 21, 2020
- ‘What will you tell your children?’: Greta Thunberg blasts climate inaction at Davos January 21, 2020
- Trump blasts impeachment trial upon arrival at Davos Economic Forum January 21, 2020
- Davos: Greta Thunberg makes opening remarks at session on averting ‘climate apocalypse’ January 21, 2020
- Oxford Martin School – Events January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum | LIVE January 21, 2020
- Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, A Story – Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY January 21, 2020
- New evidence against Trump may not be part of Senate trial January 21, 2020
- Putin moves to keep power indefinitely January 21, 2020
- China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus January 21, 2020
- Oxfam warns of widening gap between rich and poor January 20, 2020
- Andrea Bernstein, “American Oligarch” January 20, 2020
- ‘This is not inevitable’, says Oxfam about rising global inequality January 20, 2020
- Dust storm barrels across regional NSW | Nine News Australia January 20, 2020
- Massive dust storm engulfs New South Wales in Australia January 20, 2020
- Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed January 20, 2020
- SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words January 20, 2020
- Davos 2020 – Press Conference: IMF World Economic Outlook Update January 20, 2020
- Climate Change, Migration and Environmental Refugees January 20, 2020
- Climate refugees fleeing drought were part of the migrant caravan from Central America January 20, 2020
- Michael Mann – Future Australians may become ‘climate refugees’ | TheHill January 20, 2020
Daily Archives: March 12, 2018
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Climate Change News
Published on Mar 12, 2018
US storm PATH update LIVE: 18ins of HEAVY SNOW to hit USA – Noreaster poses DANGER to LIFE
THE USA will be hit by another dramatic storm this week bringing with it dangerous heavy snow and fierce winds as the storm looks set to smash the coast in two weeks. Here are live updates and the latest news on storm Skylar’s path and tracking.
Winter Storm Skylar will bring heavy snow and gusty winds to the Northeast early this week, marking the third coastal storm to affect the region in a span of fewer than two weeks.
Skylar will also lay down a blanket of snow from the Ohio Valley into the Appalachians before its arrival on the East Coast.
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories from parts of Northwestern Pennsylvania, New Jersey up through Maine.
More than 38 million are under a winter weather advisory or warning from the Tennessee Valley into New England including New York City, Boston, and Portland, Maine.
Snow will move into the region on Monday evening, spreading into far northern Maine by late afternoon Tuesday – with up to 20 inches possible in some areas, the NWS says.
Storm Skylar path update: Where will winter snow storm BATTER USA?
Monday, March 12
1.54pm update: The NWS is warning people to take precautions as the noreaster approaches
The NWS said: “A developing nor’easter forecast to affect the East Coast again. Unfortunately nor’easters impact millions of people in the eastern U.S. with heavy snow and strong winds.”
Advice includes checking your forecast for your area, purchasing a shovel and snow-melting materials, and fulling up your car’s petrol tank.
1.06pm update: Crews are still trying to restore power to thousands of homes after last storm
Thousands of people were left without power when the last two nor’easters hit the USA.
In New Jersey , PSE&G crews are still trying to restore service to about 800 customers. At one point, well over 100,000 PSE&G customers were without power.
JCPL has about 4,000 customers without power but says it plans to restore service to everyone by Monday night.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy responded to all of the outages, tweeting over the weekend: “As of now, @JCP_L has committed to restoring power by this evening for all customers who lost power during the first storm.
“We will hold them accountable for this promise to the people of New Jersey.
“Once all power has been restored to every New Jersey resident and business, our administration will begin an investigation into what went wrong and how utilities could have responded better.”
12.50pm update: Latest USA weather forecast from WBUR as Storm Skylar approaches
Monday: Some sun but with increasing afternoon clouds. High: 42.
Monday night: Cloudy with snow developing around midnight. Low
Climate Change News
Published on Mar 10, 2018
A must-do list for climate change in Greater Boston
THE THREAT OF climate change feels distant — until it doesn’t.
A pair of powerful storms, one in January and another this month, provided an alarming preview of what’s to come: a woman clutching her child in the floodwaters in Quincy, tens of thousands going without power for days, and the future site of General Electric’s downtown Boston headquarters inundated with water.
State and local officials have done an admirable job analyzing the long-term risks. And in Boston, a couple of pilot projects are in the works: one that will raise a portion of Main Street in Charlestown and another that will create a flood wall that can be rapidly deployed to protect a part of East Boston.
But the recent storms have made it clear that we need more urgency. More resources. And we’ve got to be smart about how we deploy them. Below, some guiding principles — and some specific recommendations — for a region coming face-to-face with its epochal challenge.
Think big. Much of the climate change planning in the region anticipates sea level rise of up to three feet by the end of the century. And that could be handled without offending community sensibilities or riling up property owners too much, says Paul Kirshen, professor of climate adaptation at the University of Massachusetts Boston: Relatively small, unobtrusive barriers and attractive green spaces would be enough to block and soak up the water. But if greenhouse gas emissions remain at current levels, he warns, sea level rise could top 7 feet. That means bigger structures at bigger cost, with more blocked sight lines. It also means giving up on shoreline development in some cases. This is a much more difficult conversation, but an essential one.
Think heat. The dramatic flooding of the last few months has focused public attention on the dangers of rushing water. But experts say our primary challenge may be hotter temperatures. Between 1971 and 2011, the thermometer topped 90 degrees in Boston for about 11 days per year.
Mar 08, 2018
In Pennsylvania, regulators have ordered an emergency shutdown of a major gas pipeline Wednesday, after massive sinkholes began opening up around the pipeline in suburban Philadelphia, forcing some residents to evacuate. The state’s Public Utility Commission ordered the temporary shutdown of Sunoco’s Mariner East 1 system, warning its continued operation and the construction of the adjoining Mariner East 2 pipeline could have “catastrophic results.” Sunoco is a subsidiary of the pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners, which is also behind the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
Mar 08, 2018
In San Francisco, an appeals court has ruled that a group of young people suing the Trump administration over climate change can take their lawsuit to trial. The 21 youth are arguing the government has failed to take necessary action to curtail fossil fuel emissions, violating their constitutional rights. They first launched their lawsuit under the Obama administration.