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If You Live On or Near the Coast, You’re Gonna Get Wet

Where do you live? If you live on or near the coast, you’re gonna get wet. A study just published by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that already 90 cities, mostly in Louisiana and Maryland, are inundated, which is defined as a non-wetland area subject to flooding 26 or more times a year. Within

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Climate Change Killing the Great Barrier Reef by City-Tech Blogger Kristina Colon

One a recent segment of Leading Edge on PBS, they talked about how climate change is destroying the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is about the half the size of Texas, but is steadily growing smaller and dying due to the oceans rising temperatures. Two thirds of the corals in the northern part

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Can Coral Bleaching Trend be Reversed? my City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

Scientists have found that in the last year an increase of warm waters bleached corals of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The warm waters make the corals lose colors and turn white, which is an indicator that their metabolism has been affected. More than the half of the area of the Great Barrier Reef

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Hurricanes & Climate Change by City-Tech Blogger Henry Ovalle

I was very interested to learn how hurricanes are formed. Some of the requirements are: the ocean water temperature needs to be a least 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the air must be warm, humid and unstable. Further research showed me that warmer ocean temperatures are being caused by climate change. http://hum-24.blogspot.com/2012/10/new-york-sandy-hurricane.html According to a New York

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When it Rains, it Pours by City Tech Blogger Dave

A study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that rainfall could increase by 3 to 15 percent for every degree Celsius the planet warms. If the average global temperatures rise by 4 degrees over the next hundred years because of increased carbon dioxide emissions, the U.S. and

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