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In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat?

Where Joe Tirone’s house in Oakwood Beach on Staten Island, New York, used to stand.  Tirone’s house was sold to the state and demolished as part of a buyout plan that will turn his neighborhood into greenspace that the state hopes will serve as protection from future storms. (Joe Tirone)
by Bill Chameides
Jan 29, 2014

Hurricane Sandy decimated coastal communities. Now what?

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More on That Polar Vortex Thing

polar vortex, 1/6/2014
by Bill Chameides
Jan 10, 2014

Yes, we were cold, but others were warm.

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7 Stories From Winter Break, Circa 2013-2014

A New England view
by Bill Chameides
Jan 6, 2014

A précis of environmental news and happenings from over the holidays.

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Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2013

by Bill Chameides
Dec 23, 2013

There was a lot to write about environmentally speaking this year.

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Extreme Weather: Fire and Rain in Colorado

Close on the heels of quite a long dry spell, Boulder, Colorado, received record-breaking rainfall in September. Is this kind of weather extreme the new normal? (
by Bill Chameides
Sep 23, 2013

In the space of four months Colorado goes from one extreme to another.

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Starting to Suss Out Connections Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy was a massive "superstorm" that struck the U.S. eastern seaboard in late October 2012, breaking many a record. Was it linked to climate change? A new study looks at it and 11 other events and connects the climate dots where appropriate. (NOAA)
by Bill Chameides
Sep 10, 2013

Scientists start to meet a “grand challenge” and none too soon.

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Science Mag’s ‘Once and Future Climate Change’ Coverage

special issue of Science magazine
by Bill Chameides
Aug 8, 2013

The same week that NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center releases a report confirming that “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record,” Science magazine devotes a special section to “Once and Future Climate Change.”

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The Artistic Appeal of Clouds

by Bill Chameides
Jul 19, 2013

Never underestimate the power of an image to connect people to the natural world.

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Post-Vacation Catch-Up: Obama’s Other Climate Shoe Falls, New Normal Becoming Normal

Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion douse the flames of Colorado's High Park fire with a Bambi bucket last June. That fire was a focus of a fact-finding trip to Colorado I led before my vacation. Wildfires continue to dominate the news even in a season that is "below average." (Flickr/Staff Sgt. Tate Petersen, Company C/The National Guard)
by Bill Chameides
Jul 3, 2013

Obama calls for greenhouse gas cuts while weather woes persist.

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Fire in the Rockies – Part 2

High Park Fire Devastation
by Bill Chameides
Jun 20, 2013

Yesterday, I introduced the "hot, tragic, ... complex issue" of wildfires. Today, I share more of what we learned on last week's fact-finding trip to Colorado.

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