rising sea levels

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…

Obama's Choices for Energy-Environment Signal New Direction

Article: Obama's Choices for Energy-Environment Signal New Direction

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – “The team that I have assembled here today is uniquely suited to meet the great challenges of this defining moment,” President-elect Barack Obama said at a Chicago press conference today announcing his nominees for the top officials who will lead his administration on the intertwined sectors of energy…

New Climate Task Force Will Help Secure New York City

Article: New Climate Task Force Will Help Secure New York City

NEW YORK, New York, August 13, 2008 (ENS) – The low-lying city of New York – with its complex underground water and sewer systems; electric, gas, and steam production and distribution systems; telecommunication networks and other critical infrastructure – is particularly vulnerable to the rising sea levels and storm surges associated with global warming. To…

A How-To Manual for Large Cities to Build Climate Resilience

Article: A How-To Manual for Large Cities to Build Climate Resilience

NEW YORK, New York, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – With eight of the world’s 10 largest cities located near rivers or seas and exposed to such climate hazards as flooding, sea level rise, and hurricanes, a United Nations-World Bank report released today offers advice on how to make these population centers more resistant to the…

Poll: Floridians Concerned About Global Warming Dangers

Article: Poll: Floridians Concerned About Global Warming Dangers

MIAMI, Florida, July 10, 2008 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll of Floridians finds that most are convinced that global warming is happening now and that more should be done by key leaders to help Florida deal with climate change. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed believe that global warming is already having or will…

U.S. Transport Systems Vulnerable to Climate Change

Article: U.S. Transport Systems Vulnerable to Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – Every mode of transportation in the United States will be affected as the climate warms, with the greatest impact expected to be flooding of roads, railways, transit systems, and airport runways in coastal areas because of rising sea levels and surges brought on by more intense storms, says…

Poll Finds New Yorkers Worried About Climate Change

Article: Poll Finds New Yorkers Worried About Climate Change

NEW YORK, New York, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – A large majority of New York City residents are convinced that global warming is happening now and leaders should do more to address the threat, according to the results of the first survey of New Yorkers’ opinions about climate change. The survey shows that, in line…

Giant Teach-In to Focus the Nation on Global Warming

Article: Giant Teach-In to Focus the Nation on Global Warming

PORTLAND, Oregon, January 29, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming is being explored at more than 1,500 universities, colleges and high schools across the country this week in what organizers are calling the largest teach-in in American history. The problems posed by Earth’s warming climate and the best possible solutions are the subject of classes, seminars,…

Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

Article: Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

MIAMI, Florida, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s first carbon neutral fishing tournament was held over the weekend at the Miami Beach Marina. Twenty-three boats competed in the event, with the winning team catching and releasing 10 fish to take top honors in the Sailfish Tournament. The tournament completed its pledge to balance its…

Everglades Restoration Gains Urgency as Climate Warms

Article: Everglades Restoration Gains Urgency as Climate Warms

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Florida, January 14, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming means restoration of the Everglades is more important than ever, a University of Miami expert in coastal marine environments told hundreds of conservationists, scientists and state and federal leaders at the Everglades Coalition’s annual conference on the weekend. Dr. Harold Wanless said recreating enough of…

Greenhouse Oceans May Support Only Smaller Fish

Article: Greenhouse Oceans May Support Only Smaller Fish

LOS ANGELES, California, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – By 2100, warmer oceans with more carbon dioxide may no longer sustain one of the world’s most productive fisheries, warn marine ecologists at the University of Southern California, USC and the University of Delaware. At present, the Bering Sea provides roughly half the fish caught in U.S.…

A Dash of Humor for the Sake of Green Fun

Article: A Dash of Humor for the Sake of Green Fun

It’s two days after Earth Day, and that means we want to keep you talking about the environmental movement. There is no better way to get people excited about a topic than through a little green humor. During the filming of BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET, we recorded a number of interviews that ended…