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San Francisco residents adopt a small tax to help adapt and mitigate the impact of sea level rise

San Francisco Responds to the Threat of Sea Level Rise

Voters in San Francisco have taken action to combat the effects of sea level rise caused by global temperature increases. Coastlines around the world differ in how vulnerable they are to rising sea levels, and San Francisco is especially at risk for having large coastline rises in the coming decades.  San Francisco voters recently passed a small property tax, which…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Environmental Pioneer Russell Train Dies; Global Fracking Protest; Shell Halts Arctic Drilling, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Russell Train, a pioneer of Environmentalism in the US, died recently. Mr. Train’s main contribution was his role in creating the Environmental Protection Agency. The US has three options to choose from if it wants to be energy independent; a focus on…

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San Francisco, Medellin Awarded 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award was presented to the cities of San Francisco California and Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday at a ceremony in Washington DC. Sponsored by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy based in New York City, the international honor is awarded based on five criteria, including improved mobility for citizens, transportation access for cyclists and pedestrians, improved…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Environmental News Wrap: Climate Change and Crop Yield; Oil Prices and Politics Water in Our Future, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Crop yields are greatly affected by changes in temperature, humidity and precipitation. In the last 10 years it is has gotten hotter and dryer in some crop regions but more CO2 in the air means more productivity for plants. Until now the changes have mostly canceled…

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Lights Out San Francisco to Promote Energy Conservation