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Report: Climate change could see 200 million move by 2050

Sep. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found. ...

UNH gets $1.8M to study road damage from coastal flooding

Sep. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing roads to crack and crumble. “We’re trying to better understand the causal links of not only the...

Report: More sharks, rays threatened with extinction

Sep. 04, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The world's sharks and rays have seen declines in their populations since 2014 and more and more are now threatened with extinction, according to a new red list released Saturday at a global conference aimed at protecting dwindling species. The Komodo...

Portsmouth exhibit highlights impact of rising sea levels

Aug. 21, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire history museum usually focused on the past is now highlighting the present and looking to the future. A new exhibit at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth explores how some of the city's irreplaceable heritage is being...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 16, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Aug. 13, 2021. Editorial: Texas hospitals are facing a COVID-19 disaster. Gov. Abbott must act Babies hooked to ventilators. Overflow tents pitched outside of hospitals. Parents fretting that sending their kids to school might...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 11, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 9 The Wall Street Journal on looking beyond alarming headlines from climate report: The world awoke Monday after a logy August weekend to some alarming news:...

'Code red': UN scientists warn of worsening global warming

Aug. 10, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.” “It’s just guaranteed...

Most of Hawaii's roads are vulnerable to climate hazards

Aug. 09, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The majority of Hawaii's roads and bridges are threatened by natural hazards and climate change, according to a state Department of Transportation report. The report says nearly 60% of the state's roads and over 75% of its bridges are in danger of...

Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket face dire climate change impact

Aug. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The famous islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts are facing serious impacts from rising sea levels and more powerful coastal storms driven by climate change, a new environmental report released Wednesday warns. The “State of the...

Study: Boston's subway system faces severe flood threat

Jul. 27, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston area's subway system faces a severe threat from rising seas over the next 50 years that could cause flooding and cut critical links around the city, according to a new study. The report, written by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of...