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New York City Prepares for Higher Temperatures, Rising Sea Levels

Article: New York City Prepares for Higher Temperatures, Rising Sea Levels

NEW YORK, New York, February 18, 2009 (ENS) – As a low-lying coastal city, New York will face higher temperatures and more rapidly rising sea levels, as well as more frequent and intense extreme weather events – like heat waves, heavy rainstorms, and coastal flooding – over the course of the century as a result…

The New Obsession: Domestic Oil Drilling

Article: The New Obsession: Domestic Oil Drilling

Skyrocketing American gas prices propagate the growing debate about domestic oil drilling. People are hurting economically, with a rising toll of lost jobs. The amount of debt in the public pocketbook seems more and more similar to the private debt that many Americans have on their credit cards and loans. All of these stresses have…

Global Warming Sticker Shock

Article: Global Warming Sticker Shock

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – If global warming continues unchecked, by 2100, New York City will feel like Las Vegas does today and San Francisco will have a climate comparable to that of today’s New Orleans. In 2100, Boston will have average temperatures like those in Memphis, Tennessee today. These higher temperatures will…