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Ag & Urban Land Use in New Zealand by Barnard Blogger Amelia Marcantonio-Fields

I vividly remember walking through customs barefoot after a 14-hour plane ride to New  Zealand. It was the summer of 2013 and I was about to embark on a six-week trip of hiking and environmental service projects. As my group approached customs, we were asked to take off our boots as a result of efforts

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Climate Change in the Home of the Paris Agreement by Barnard Blogger Sonia Cisneros

Paris, a city of light, love, and climate change. Over the past few years Paris has both propelled itself forward as the home of the Paris Agreement, as well as has been plunged into the deep end of climate change with record storms and floods in 2016, and the onset of smog over the city

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Hurricane Sandy impacts on Oceanside, NY by Barnard Blogger Maggie Paul

Nearly 5 years ago, Hurricane Sandy gained momentum across the Atlantic and eventually devastated many coastal cities, including my hometown Oceanside, NY. Governor Cuomo estimated New York State damages at $41.9 Billion. Hurricane Sandy was later deemed the largest and most powerful hurricane to have ever formed in the Atlantic Basin.  The World Resources Institute

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Our Take: The Sea Level Rise & Coal Connection by ClimateYou’s George Ropes

Significant sea level rise (SLR) is inevitable. Whatever scenario plays out, we’ll have to take steps to mitigate and adapt to more coastal flooding and higher storm surges. The latest projections, based on new understanding of the potential impact of melting in Antarctica, suggest oceans will rise by 1.3 meters (4′ 3″) by 2100 even

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OUR TAKE: Cooling Down the Earth

The Guardian recently ran a story by reporter Oliver Milman entitled “Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says.” The headline is stark, and says it all: we have only a 5% chance to keep global warming to 2°C (3.6°F) by 2100. The study referenced was published in Nature Climate Change

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