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Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – “The big picture is that global warming is putting hurricanes on steroids,” declared climate scientist Dr. Amanda Staudt of the National Wildlife Federation, one of the country’s largest conservation groups. Windspeeds could increase 13 percent and rainfall could increase 31 percent, Staudt warned at the launch of her…

California Energy Supply Vulnerable to Future Heat Waves

California Energy Supply Vulnerable to Future Heat Waves

BERKELEY, California, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – In the near future, large California cities can expect more frequent heat waves because of climate change, warn scientists at universities in California and Texas. This could mean increased electricity demand to run air conditioners in the densely populated state, raising the risk of power shortages during heat…

Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change will bring an increase in severe storms like the ones responsible for the devastating floods plaguing the U.S. Midwest, experts warned Tuesday. But current government flood forecasts and insurance programs do not consider the effects of global warming, leaving Midwest residents with an incomplete assessment of…

Climate Action Central to Earth Day Celebrations

Climate Action Central to Earth Day Celebrations

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2008 (ENS) – American Idol Jordin Sparks is headlining the free Earth Day on the Mall concert on Sunday with a jam-packed roster of stars – The Roots, Will.i.am, Doug E Fresh, O.A.R., Warren Haynes, Thievery Corporation, Umphreys McGee, Toots & The Maytals, DC Boys Choir, Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michele, Mambo…

Lake Mead Water Could Dry Up by 2021

Lake Mead Water Could Dry Up by 2021

SAN DIEGO, California, February 12, 2008 (ENS) – There is a 50 percent chance Lake Mead, a key source of water for millions of people in the southwestern United States, will be dry by 2021 if the climate changes as expected and future water use is not limited, warn researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography…