Rachel Salvidge Webster

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Climate Change is Here, Ready or Not. So What Now?

We need to stop debating and start accepting that climate change is happening. Eugene Linden on how adaptation and market forces might temper the …

US drought linked to unusual climate pattern

Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere, but this year the climate is behaving strangely in some places.<p>Amateur and professional naturalists are reporting milder winters and gradually earlier springs.<p>For many American farmers, there are definite benefits to the seasonal changes, but for …

Climate change and the curriculum: teachers share their views

With scientists blaming the dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice for the snowstorms and freezing weather conditions that have put the British spring on …

Climate change making extreme events worse in Australia – report

The extreme heatwaves, flooding and bush fires striking Australia have already been intensified by climate change and are set to get even worse in …

James Hansen, NASA Scientist Who Raised Climate Change Alarm, Is Retiring

"After nearly half a century of research in planetary and climate science for NASA, James E. Hansen is retiring on Wednesday to pursue his passion for climate activism without the hindrances that come with government employment," <i>The New York Times</i>' Dot Earth blog writes.<p>As <i>Morning Edition</i> reported …

Time for the World Bank to Stop Funding Climate Change

World Bank President Dr. Kim has spoken repeatedly about the damages that climate change will inflict on our children and grandchildren and the poorest throughout the world. This is a welcome signal that he understands the consequences of climate change, so now is the time for Dr. Kim to lead the …

What is climate finance and where will it come from?

Climate finance involves flows of funds from developed to developing nations to help poorer countries to cut their emissions and adapt to climate …

Climate change already felt by farmers: Column

Montanans already understand that climate change is affecting our daily lives. The argument isn't whether the world is changing, it's how to respond.<p>I am a third-generation farmer from north-central Montana. My wife, Sharla, and I farm the same land homesteaded by my grandparents a century ago, …

Oceans may explain slowdown in climate change: study | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change could get worse quickly if huge amounts of extra heat absorbed by the oceans are released back into the air, scientists said after unveiling new research showing that oceans have helped mitigate the effects of warming since 2000.<p>The tide comes in as the sun sets on …

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Big Creek

Portions of the Big Creek Greenway may close as water floods the trail and the YMCA campground off Preston Ridge Road.<p>The National Weather Service in …

‘Major’ spring flood looms in Manitoba

Manitobans should brace for "major flooding" in some regions as recent heavy snowfall and a prolonged winter have wiped out early predictions of only mild to moderate water swells for the province.<p>In issuing its spring flood outlook on Tuesday, provincial flood forecaster Phillip Mutulu said …

New Jersey Residents Blame Increased Flooding On Superstorm Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy, local officials in many coastal towns in New Jersey are reporting increased flooding and higher flood waters. They say it is happening both during storms and even just on high tides. But no one's exactly sure why. Meanwhile, costs are piling up; officials say the increased …

RNLI helmet camera captures night of flooding rescues

A video released by the RNLI shows lifeboat volunteers in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, rescuing people throughout the night who were affected by the heavy flooding.<p>Footage released by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) shows one of its Flood Rescue Teams in action overnight in Lostwithiel, …

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Nuclear Power Flood Risk: NRC Insiders Say Agency Continues To Look The Other Way

According to findings made public earlier this month, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently uncovered potentially significant flooding vulnerabilities at two Tennessee nuclear power plants and, after a thorough investigation, the agency aggressively sanctioned the errant operator for several …

Flood Maps Could Change for Mainland Communities

During a Friday conference call discussing the National Flood Insurance Program, talk shifted to FEMA's flood maps and the potential for change in …

Failure to reach flood insurance deal is 'playing with people's lives'

The chairman of a national charity that helps householders affected by floods has accused the government of "playing with people's lives" as it looks …

Flood Control vs. the Sequester in Iowa

The first-in-the-nation caucus state could see a halt in critical infrastructure work, thanks to mandatory federal budget cuts.<p>Here's a big one to add to the catalog of potential sequestration casualties: long-term flood control efforts in Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state.<p>It may only be …

Flash floods leave 11 dead in Mauritius capital - video

A national day of mourning has been declared on the island of Mauritius after at least 11 people died in flash floods. Dramatic footage shows people …

The government's floods policy is in shambles

The focus for now may be on the surprise freezing spell still gripping the UK, but many in Britain are already enduring the devastating impacts of …

Chelsea's Future In Question After New York Flood Map Is Redrawn

The future of Chelsea is in question. Most of its galleries, which number around 200, now sit squarely in one of the worst flood-hazard zones in New York City, according to a new map released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema). This is expected to cause a steep rise in insurance …

City Applies for $126M in FEMA Funding for Flood Mitigation

Mayor Dawn Zimmer on Thursday night said she wants to create a flood-resistant Hoboken.<p>The City of Hoboken has applied for $126 million in federal …

Argentina scours flood areas for bodies

Argentine police and soldiers are searching house to house, in creeks and culverts and even in trees for bodies after floods killed at least 57 people in the province and city of Buenos Aires.<p>As torrential rains stopped and the waters receded, the crisis shifted to guaranteeing public health and …

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