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Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has formed in the Caribbean, becoming the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season.  The storm, located near Hispaniola as of Monday morning, is moving towards the west-northwest and may later threaten parts of the United States coastline.  Keep checking back here at ClimateYou for the latest information. GR and DB Update 8/29/2011

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Hurricane Irene update

Hurricane Irene continues to track towards the coast of the United States.  Already, tropical storm and hurricane watches have been posted in the Carolinas.  If you live along the coast, please keep tuned to your local media and authorities for more information about the storm.  We here at ClimateYou felt it would be helpful to

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Green: What drives cities’ runaway growth?

The urban population is growing, but urban areas are growing even faster. By 2030, a land mass as big as Mongolia will be urbanized. Factors include population and economic growth, land-use and agricultural policies, and official graft. Ominously, 2/3 of cities over 5 million are coastal. GR

 
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Mapping sun’s potential to power New York

Using a plane equipped with a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) laser system, New York City recently mapped the shape, angle and size of each of the city’s more than one-million rooftops.  The map is available at the City University of New York’s website.  It shows that almost two-thirds of the city’s buildings could accomodate

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Climate change and species migration

Here are three articles all on the same topic: how climate change threatens to shift the distribution of plant and animal species. Want independent evidence of climate warming happening now?  A study published in the journal Science showed about 2000 species of animals are moving north away from the equator by 15 feet per day,

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