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- Trump’s border wall harms the environment, activists say February 28, 2020
- Welcome to The Climate Crisis Newsletter | The New Yorker February 28, 2020
- The HAPPINESS Project and Increasing Access to Mental Health Services | Office of the President February 28, 2020
- Should Americans reconsider travel plans in wake of coronavirus? February 28, 2020
- Communities on lockdown as coronavirus spreads in Italy February 28, 2020
- Nations increasingly fearful of coronavirus pandemic and resulting global recession February 28, 2020
- Fueling Change: Oil Extraction in Alaska and California | KCET February 28, 2020
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reads Green New Deal into Congressional Record February 27, 2020
- Trump Cancels NYC Climate Resiliency Study After Mocking Planned Sea Wall February 27, 2020
- Trump Blames “Caronavirus” Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting February 27, 2020
- “Pence is Not a Medical Expert”: Is the Trump Admin Ready to Stop a U .S. Coronavirus Pandemic? February 27, 2020
- “Dead Bodies Everywhere”: Hindu Nationalist Violence Rocks Delhi as Trump Vi sits Modi in India February 27, 2020
- How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common February 27, 2020
- ANALYSIS: Protestors, University struggle to see eye to eye on divestment February 27, 2020
- Fossil Free Yale (@FossilFreeYale) / Twitter February 27, 2020
- Yale Endowment Justice Coalition February 27, 2020
- FFY submits new demands to Swensen February 27, 2020
- Despite protest, Yale-linked pipeline project progresses February 27, 2020
- Students criticize University investments at teach-in February 27, 2020
- Me vs. We: What Matters Most for Climate Action? February 27, 2020
- Business suffers as coronavirus keeps tourists away from Italy February 26, 2020
- Chinese activists confront censorship, violence to expose truth about outbreak February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Made Yale Fabulously Rich and Changed Endowments – Bloomberg February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Rips ‘Cowardly’ Yale Student Journalists in Email Spat | Institutional Investor February 26, 2020
- David F. Swensen, B.A., B.S., ’80 Ph.D., ’14 L.H.D. | Yale University February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Wrote an Angry Email. Then He Pressed Send. | Institutional Investor February 26, 2020
- Bill 156: The “Ag Gag”? February 26, 2020
- French health minister on coronavirus cases: “unthinkable and ineffective to close the borders” February 26, 2020
- Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health February 26, 2020
- This Concrete Dome Holds A Leaking Toxic Nuclear Timebomb | Foreign Correspondent February 26, 2020
- 1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918 February 26, 2020
- Spanish Flu: a warning from history February 26, 2020
- Why U.S. officials are escalating their concerns over novel coronavirus February 26, 2020
- Rome civil protection authorities confirm 12 deaths from coronavirus in Italy February 26, 2020
- Opera Star Plácido Domingo Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct February 26, 2020
- Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6B Settlement for Role in Opioid Crisis February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens – BBC News February 26, 2020
- World battles coronavirus outbreak – BBC News February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO – BBC News February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: WHO warns world to brace for pandemic | DW News February 26, 2020
- Trump says U.S. ties with Pakistan are very good February 26, 2020
- At Least 24 Killed in India After Hindu Nationalists Attack Muslim Demonstrators + President Trump Wraps India Trip with Praise for $3.5 Billion Weapons Deal February 26, 2020
- CDC Warns of “Severe” Disruption to Daily Life in U.S. as Coronavirus Spread s February 26, 2020
- Book on China’s fight against COVID-19 epidemic published February 26, 2020
- Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden February 26, 2020
- Flooding Cripples Indonesian Capital February 26, 2020
- A black neighborhood reacts to finding the slave ship that brought their ancestors to America February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Global Outbreak February 26, 2020
- Congress prepares for inevitable U.S. coronavirus outbreak February 26, 2020
- Is the U.S. ready for a severe coronavirus outbreak? February 26, 2020
Daily Archives: September 29, 2018
A look at one of the family homes of Edwin and Megan Curry flooded by the Lumber River in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, September 18, 2018. (Credit: Eamon Queeney/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Insured losses from Florence are likely between $2.8 and $5 billion.
Kyla Mandel Sep 25, 2018, 10:30 am
More than 51,000 homes were hit by the storm surge that came with Hurricane Florence, which hit the Carolinas as a Category 1 storm. But as researchers found, 1 in 5 of these homes — which saw water cover more than a quarter of their property — were damaged due to sea level rise.
Comparing today’s sea level to 1970 data, researchers concluded that some 11,000 homes hit by Florence would not have been impacted had sea levels remained stable. But since 1970, seas have risen by about 6 inches — meaning that the damage experienced by 20 percent of homes can be linked to this increase.
And with climate change, according to the Army Corps of Engineers’ projection, if seas rise by a further 15 inches (more than a foot) by 2050, the same storm surge as experienced with Florence would have double the impact, putting an estimated 102,000 homes at risk.
Planned shake-up at EPA would make scientists more vulnerable to political inter ference, critics say – ThinkProgress
The EPA flag flies at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. CREDIT: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to combine the agency’s two science offices into one, a move that critics contend is another example of the Trump administration trying to diminish the role of scientists at the agency.
Under the plan, the EPA’s Office of Science Policy and the Office of the Science Advisor would be merged into one entity, The Hill reported Thursday. The merger would downgrade the science advisor’s role by placing it into a position lower in the agency, according to experts.
The changes are occurring within the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) — the scientific research arm of the agency — and would combine the two science offices into into a single Office of Science Integration and Policy.
“By dissolving the science adviser’s office and putting it several layers down in ORD, that greatly accelerates the decay of science advice within the EPA administrator’s office,” Michael Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Bloomberg News. “That kind of coordination is much more difficult to do if they’re buried down inside an office.”
Yale Law Students Protest Alum Brett Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation of Sexual Assault Allegations | Democracy Now!
September 27, 2018
Thousands of Yale students are protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in support of Deborah Ramirez, the Yale alumna who alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her by thrusting his genitals in her face at a drunken dorm party when they were both freshmen. Kavanaugh is a graduate of both Yale University and the Yale Law School. More than 2,800 Yale women have signed a letter of support for Ramirez. On Monday, Yale Law School faculty canceled 31 classes to allow more than 260 of their students to join a protest in support of Ramirez. We speak with Yale Law School student Samantha Peltz, who helped organize the protests against Brett Kavanaugh. She says that Yale students will “continue speaking out, speaking to the press, until we feel there is a full and fair investigation.”
The Land Institute
Published on Oct 16, 2017
Brian Donahue, Brandeis University professor, author, farmer, former Land Institute staff, and current board member shapes a regionalized vision for active resettlement of the American countryside at the 2017 Prairie Festival.