Climate Change

"Louisiana Residents Without Flood Insurance Face Uncertainty"

"Quenton Robins watched on Sunday morning as a giant metal claw clamped down on his mother's ruined belongings, snapping wooden cabinets with an audible crack as the operator of a giant mechanized arm slowly cleared a mound of debris from her yard in Baton Rouge."

Source: Reuters, 08/22/2016

"Louisiana Flooding Damage Reports, Still Preliminary, Are Sobering"

"Even as thousands of residents of southern Louisiana are returning to their flood-damaged homes, more danger could lie ahead as rain continues to fall and the full extent of the damage can't be known, according to state emergency response officials."

Source: NPR, 08/18/2016

In Mesa Verde, Climate Change Reveals New Treasures, Destroys Old Ones

"Think of Mesa Verde National Park and you probably imagine iconic cliff dwellings sketched in sandstone. Those homes were built by the Ancestral Pueblo before they left the area in the late 13th Century. Climate change may be putting some of those dwellings in jeopardy."

Source: Colorado Public Radio, 08/17/2016

84 Percent Of Calif. Water Agencies Choose Zero As Conservation Target

"Under fire from water agencies who were losing millions of dollars in lost water sales, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration two months ago dropped all mandatory water conservation targets and allowed cities, water districts and private water companies across the state to set their own targets."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 08/17/2016


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