Here we offer you news of the impacts of our thoughtless treatment of the Earth and how it is coming back to threaten our own well-being. We also offer you two other pages of news articles gathered from around the world. These are called Scientists Warning, and Resilience News. The first one offers news articles showing how the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity is being reported and repeated around the world, as well as related news stories we find, while the second ‘resilience’ news feed reports on both natural and human adaptations to the consequences already upon us, and those that are anticipated in the near future. The impacts and resilience news feeds are generously contributed by the Environmental Health News (ehn.org) via their website and news accumulator The Daily Climate (dailyclimate.org). Please share the articles you find most interesting through social media and email as well. It’s part of the ‘wake-up call’ for which we are all responsible.

Climate change is making storms like Hurricane Florence worse

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:46:02 +0000

Florence isn't a preview of what is to come from climate change; it is an example of what climate change is doing to storms right...

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Your future home could be in a flood zone — and no one’s required to tell you

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:13:24 +0000

Many Americans have no idea whether their property is likely to flood.

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The situation in Puerto Rico is untenable

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:11:22 +0000

Although the effort to rebuild Puerto Rico has made progress, the island is still confronting questions of status, economics, and emigration that Hurricane Maria helped...

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Geologists are feuding about the collapse of civilization

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:07:21 +0000

The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought.

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Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:00:11 +0000

A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to slee...

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Why are beneficial bugs disappearing?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:57:19 +0000

Scientists are noticing fewer flying insects that aren't really pests, like moths and butterflies. A variety of reasons are suspected but they all lead back...

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Pollution from Mississippi River ramps up Red Tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, report says

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:48:32 +0000

The Mississippi River is contributing to this year's historically bad Red Tide off Florida's Gulf Coast.

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Underwater walls could stop glaciers from melting, scientists say

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:38:42 +0000

Building walls on the seafloor could prevent glaciers from melting and sea levels rising due to global warming, scientists say.

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Melanie Gall, Brian J. Gerber: Relaxed environmental regulations heighten risk during natural disasters

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:02:10 +0000

The damage to coal ash sites from Hurricane Florence demonstrates how a community's vulnerability to natural disasters is closely linked to how stringent environmental regulations...

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Santee Cooper working to prevent potential contamination in Waccamaw River

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:57:32 +0000

Santee Cooper officials have installed an AquaDam at one of their ash ponds in order to prevent potential contaminants entering the Waccamaw River.

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Battered, low on money, SC’s rural poor suffering from storm

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:49:52 +0000

Rather than evacuate to comfortable motels, many rural residents went to shelters as the storm punished their homes. Others stayed home.

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An underwater wall could slow Antarctic glacier collapse

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:16:43 +0000

Throwing up a physical barrier between a melting ice sheet in Antarctica and the warming oceans may actually slow sea-level rise–but it’s still no replacement...

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Indonesia's 'Paris of Java' on high-tech mission to cut emissions

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:15:36 +0000

Rapidly expanding cities such as Bandung are testing technology aimed at both cutting their contribution to climate change and improving the lives of their citizens.

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Firms offer free climate work as they defend Big Oil

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:12:42 +0000

Of all of the hoopla coming out of the California climate action summit last week, one development has garnered less attention: a pledge by nine...

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EPA to abandon restrictions against chemical linked to climate change

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:12:06 +0000

The Trump administration is planning to do away with an Obama-era regulation that restricted a known greenhouse gas from being used as a refrigerant in...

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At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet, historical analysis shows

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:11:36 +0000

New research finds that a vast area of Antarctica retreated when Earth's temperatures weren't much warmer than they are now.

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What’s next in long-term energy storage

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:06:45 +0000

ARPA-E, having survived Trump so far, continues exploring the cutting edge.

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Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:04:27 +0000

The best predictions for sea-level rise this century are getting more dire, and yet less precise, in part because of a lack of understanding of...

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In North Carolina, hog waste pollution a familiar result. Will things ever change?

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:22:40 +0000

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA —The full extent of Hurricane Florence's environmental damage isn't yet known in North Carolina, where waste from factory farms, coal ash,...

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For rural communities, wildfire brings economic help, hardships

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:33:00 +0000

Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington.

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The Republican mayors who have broken ranks on climate

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:32:00 +0000

"Climate should be nonpartisan because our planet demands it."

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New Jersey approves largest single-state offshore wind solicitation to date

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:31:00 +0000

The state is seeking 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity to commence construction before federal tax credits expire.

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Some species shield others from climate change

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:11:00 +0000

Refuges from climate change are not just geographic happenstance.

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With enough ‘cue for 25,000 meals a day, nonprofit feeds a recovering Wilmington

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:10:07 +0000

Operation BBQ Relief plans to feed Wilmington residents as they recover from Hurricane Florence. It's supplying food to the Salvation Army and people who need...

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Stranded in a squalid tower with flooded floors and no help

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:51:57 +0000

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A public housing building flooded from the top down.

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In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:26:53 +0000

Perched on a cliff above Greenland's Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone.

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Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:23:08 +0000

Global warming has increased the likelihood of more massive, sluggish storms lik...

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Hurricane-driven flood covers SC pollution cleanup site

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:18:29 +0000

A federal Superfund cleanup site in Cheraw flooded when Hurricane Florence blew through this week, raising fears that cancer-causing pollution could spread.

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As turtles go, so go their ecosystems

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:18:14 +0000

Turtles were once a tough group of animals. Sea turtles survived the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. But...

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Hurricane Florence is a category 5 disaster

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:04:14 +0000

Why America should rethink how it talks about—and ranks—tropical storms.

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