Climate Change

"East Coast National Parks at Risk From Sea Level’s Rise"

"Labor Day is summer’s last hurrah, and families from across the country will be flocking to the beach this weekend to soak in some final rays. Beachgoers on the East Coast making their way to Cape Cod or one of six other National Seashores, however, might want to pause and take an extra look around at the wind-tossed dunes and sloping sands. Not just because summer is coming to an end, but because these areas are some of the most susceptible to the effects of climate change and may look very different, very soon."

Source: Green/NYT, 08/31/2012

"GOP Platform Highlights the Party’s Abrupt Shift on Energy, Climate"

"Over the past four years, the Republican Party has undergone a fairly dramatic shift in its approach to energy and environmental issues. Global warming has disappeared entirely from the party’s list of concerns. Clean energy has become an afterthought. Fossil fuels loom larger than ever. And one way to see this shift clearly is to compare the party’s 2008 and 2012 platforms."

Source: Wash Post, 08/31/2012

China Plunges Into Carbon Capture Tech for Emissions Cuts and Exports

"ERDOS, China -- Shenhua Group Corp., one of China's coal giants, has built much of its success at the cost of climate change. Every year, the company digs hundreds of million of tons of coal out of the ground and sells this carbon-intensive energy source throughout China."

Source: ClimateWire, 08/29/2012
September 6, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

September 13, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Conference on Culture, Politics and Climate Change

This cross-disciplinary conference in Boulder, CO will explore intersections between culture, politics, and science in order to enhance understanding of public policy addressing climate change.

"Year After Irene, New Yorkers Ponder Sea Barriers"

"NEW YORK -- Two years before Hurricane Irene created the prospect of a flooding nightmare in New York City, 100 scientists and engineers met to sketch out a bold defense: massive, moveable barriers to shield the city from a storm-stirred sea."

Source: AP, 08/24/2012

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