Thursday, August 01, 2013
On Monday, Mother Jones reporter Kate Sheppard was on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how coastal communities along the East Coast – including New York City - are adapting to rising sea levels and the ongoing threat of repeated floods. In her article “Under Water,” Sheppard wrote that, although Hurricane Sandy might have been a “100-year flood,” city officials have been repeatedly warned that global warming and rising water levels leave New York increasingly susceptible to major amounts of flooding.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Mother Jones reporter Kate Sheppard looks at how coastal communities from Miami to Martha’s Vineyard are adapting to rising sea levels and the ongoing threat of repeated floods. Her article “Under Water,” in the July/August issue of Mother Jones, examines existing laws on flood insurance, flood maps, and looks at how the federal and state governments are meeting these challenges.
Monday, November 26, 2012
By David Furst : NJPR
New Jersey beaches are, on average, 30 to 40 feet narrower after Sandy, according to a recent study. Nearly $700 million dollars has been spent replacing sand on the state's beaches, and the cost of reconstructing the coast will only increase. It’s sparking public debate over whether it's a good idea.
Monday, September 26, 2011
A single map inside the latest edition of the well-respected "Times Atlas of the World" has caused friction between the cartography world and the scientific community. A map of Greenland in the book shows that the country has considerably less landmass than ever before. Harper Collins, which prints the "Times Atlas," recently circulated a press release that said Greenland had lost more than 15 percent of its coastline after nearby glaciers melted, thanks to global warming. Scientists say that number is incorrect.