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Delaware Estuary scientists fear Trump actions will accelerate sea-level rise

Scientists working to defend the mid-Atlantic coast from pollution, development, and sea-level rise fear they now have a new challenge: President Donald Trump. The new administration’s early actions to scrap President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, promote fossil fuels, and muzzle social media use by the Environmental Protection Agency all unnerved scientists meeting in Cape May [...]

Philly faces four-foot flooding in some areas as seas rise, study warns

Rising seas and future storms are likely to flood some areas of greater Philadelphia to a depth of four feet or more above the current high tide line by 2040, according to a new climate report released on Thursday. The report by Climate Central, a Princeton, NJ-based research group, said the projected floods would be [...]

Philadelphia has much to lose if drastic global carbon reductions aren’t made, study says

Philadelphia and some other cities along the tidal Delaware River in southeastern Pennsylvania could avoid the worst effects of long-term sea-level rise if global carbon emissions are radically reduced, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper from Climate Central, a Princeton, NJ-based research organization, found [...]

What Climate Change Will Mean for the Jersey Shore

A new study published by the Princeton-based Climate Central shows coastal flooding along the East Coast will soon become commonplace and threaten the homes of 3.7 million people. New Jersey and the Chesapeake Bay are at risk, according to the report. Newsworks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke with Ben Strauss, an author of the report. [...]

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