sea level rise

Purdue University Will Test Alternative Fuels for Aircraft

Purdue University Will Test Alternative Fuels for Aircraft

Purdue University will operate a new federally funded facility to test aircraft engines and develop alternative fuels for aircraft in an effort to reduce U.S. reliance on imported oil.

Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The planet is quickly approaching the tipping point for abrupt climate changes, perhaps within a few years, according to the UN Environmental Programme’s newly released 2009 Year Book and a separate World Bank report now being presented throughout Latin America. The UN agency warns that urgent action is…

UN to Help Pacific Island States Fight Climate Change

UN to Help Pacific Island States Fight Climate Change

NEW YORK, New York, August 19, 2008 (ENS) – The United Nations and Samoa plan to establish an Inter-Agency Climate Change Centre to help coordinate support to Pacific Island countries to combat the impact of global warming in their region. Given the direct impact of climate change on vulnerable countries in the region, the new…

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

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

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…

Six Estuaries Across the Country First to Be Climate Ready

Six Estuaries Across the Country First to Be Climate Ready

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2008 (ENS) – Charlotte Harbor on Florida’s Gulf Coast has been selected as one of the first six estuaries to be case studies for local action to protect sensitive coastal ecosystems and economies from the effects of climate change. The estuaries were chosen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the…

Florida Urged to Heed Global Warming Survival Guide

Florida Urged to Heed Global Warming Survival Guide

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups have issued a coastal, marine system global warming survival guide for Florida in an effort to prod state officials into taking action now while disaster is still manageable. Florida has heated up by about two degrees Fahrenheit since the 1960s and scientists project that average temperatures…

Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – Sediments deposited into the Mississippi River Delta thousands of years ago when North America’s glaciers retreated are contributing to the ongoing sinking of Louisiana’s coastline, finds new research by NASA and scientists at Louisiana State University. The weight of these sediments is causing a large section of…