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Chronic inundation and real estate value

Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Health risk from degrading air quality

Nearly 127 Million Americans’ Health Risks Rise as Air Quality Worsens

In addition to producing mapping air quality nationwide, NRDC is calling on government leaders at all levels to do what needs to be done to mitigate the rising health risks posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, temperatures and unhealthy air days.

World Religious, Indigenous Leaders Join in Launch of Global Initiative to End Deforestation

Religious and indigenous leaders from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway June 19-21 to draw international attention to the growing threats and costs posed by ongoing tropical rainforest deforestation and take initial steps to stem the tide. Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim leaders were joined by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in launching the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which was deemed an “unprecedented initiative” to end deforestation and protect our world’s tropical rain forests.

Surge in Utility Non-Wires Alternatives Should Help Stem Climate Change Tide

Growing use and falling costs of local distributed energy resources (DERs) and interactive, two-way cloud services is paving the way for utilities to modernize power grids and adapt to a rapidly changing environment by making use of “non-wires alternatives,” a trend that should boost efforts to address climate change, as well as aging US grid infrastructure.

Information is Power: Böll Foundation Releases Inaugural World Ocean Atlas

Highlighting the threats and costs climate change and human activites are having on the world ocean, the Heinrich Böll Foundation released its inaugural “Ocean Atlas 2017.”

U.S. Climate Alliance pushes back against Donald Trump blundering out of the Paris Agreement

Nine States and Puerto Rico Join California, New York, Washington in US Climate Alliance

Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have joined California, New York and Washington in establishing the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition that aims to realize the goals and ambitions expressed in the UN Paris Climate Change Accord and US Clean Power Plan.

Water rights as a public good in Chile

Calls to Reinstate Water as a Public Good Arise in Chile

Plagued by drought, floods and skyrocketing prices, calls to reinstitute water as a public good are intensifying in Chile.