In the wake of the Katrina disaster in New Orleans, the US Army Corps of Engineers has increased its investigations of the safety of thousands of levees around the country.
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When covering the climate change implications of specific major deals: Who funds these projects, and how does climate change factor into their calculations, projections, and decisions?Topics on the Beat:
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As the climate change story heats up, environmental reporters across the country (not merely at national media) may find themselves writing about global warming.
Emerging evidence suggests another nemesis should be on the priority list of agricultural production threats - a significant decline in the animals that pollinate crops (bees, insects, birds, bats, etc.).
The combination of tree-killing droughts, dense forests, and continued sprawl of residential areas into forests has captured the attention of insurance companies.
With audiences paying more attention to the often-unusual weather these days, a new tool offered by NOAA may be of interest.
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The latest update of scientific consensus on climate change - to be released Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, is said to present "smoking gun" evidence that global warming is happening now and that human emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing it.Topics on the Beat:
Steps necessary to improve security at tens of thousands of US drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities have become a little more definitive with the release Dec. 14, 2006, of a draft set of voluntary guidelines. (