Today, a new analysis published in Nature Climate Change shows that the US government doesn’t have many plans to conserve hundreds of endangered species that are at-risk of being affected by climate change. The analysis finds that 99.8% of the 459 US animals listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are at risk of having their populations further decrease under a changing climate. However, the two agencies in charge of managing conservation of these species, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), have plans to manage the effects of climate change for only 18% of them. Read more >
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Este es el segundo de una serie de cuatro blogs sobre East Boston, una Controvertida Subestación Eléctrica y las Oportunidades para una Transición a Energía Limpia
Vivimos en un mundo que enfrenta una crisis climática que ya se está manifestando en todas partes a través de calentamiento extremo, inundaciones, sequias, tormentas e incendios. Científicos de las Naciones Unidas han pronosticado al menos 3 pies (0,9m) de aumento en el nivel del mar antes del final de este siglo, y en el Noroeste de EEUU este aumento amenaza con suceder aún más rápido. Y sin tener que ir más lejos, la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés) pronosticó para este año en Boston 19 días de inundaciones por marea alta sin siquiera incluir lluvias y fuertes temporales.
November 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT
This is the second in a four-part blog series on East Boston, a Controversial Substation, and Opportunities for a Clean Energy Transition.
We live in a world that is facing a climate crisis that is manifesting itself everywhere through record heat, floods, droughts, storms, and wildfires. United Nations scientists have predicted at least three feet of sea level rise by the end of the century, and in the Northeast, sea level increase threatens to happen even quicker. And without looking any further, this year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted for Boston 19 days of high-tide flooding without even including rain or stormy weather.
November 12, 2019 9:54 AM EDT
In a new analysis being released a year out from the 2020 election, the Center for Science and Democracy is recognizing and responding to the erosion of our democratic institutions. Our Unhealthy Democracy: How Voting Restrictions Harm Public Health—and What We Can Do about It, explores the link between electoral representation and constituent health outcomes and finds that disenfranchisement is associated with poor health outcomes. Read more >
November 10, 2019 11:58 PM EDT
You could say that I have a personal interest in the effect of extreme heat on the military. My family is no stranger to the Armed Forces. As a matter of fact, more than 20 family members have served in the military, including my four brothers–1 in the Army, 2 in the Navy and 1 in the Air Force.