Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston?

As the financial toll of hurricane Harvey reaches new levels, scientists like Katie Arkema discuss how the solution to curbing property damage in the future may lay with the increase of wetlands.
August 31, 2017 - By Nsikan Akpan, PBS

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Coverage: Jordan Faces More Frequent Long and Severe Droughts

Jordan is among the world’s most water-poor nations, and a new, comprehensive analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in upstream Syria suggests the conditions could get significantly worse.
August 30, 2017 - By , Newsweek, Reuters, Geographical, The Christian Science Monitor, Carbon Brief

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Catastrophic storms, once rare, are almost routine. Is climate change to blame?

Noah Diffenbaugh is quoted related to Hurricane Harvey and the intensity and frequencies of rare storms
August 30, 2017 - By Amina Khan , Los Angles Times

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Blame Climate Change for Packing Harvey With Rain, but Not for Its Slow Pace

Mark Jacobson is quoted on Hurricane Harvey's slow pace and heavy rains.
August 29, 2017 - By James Rainey, NBC News

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Hurricane Harvey Was No Surprise

Noah Diffenbaugh, a professor of earth system science at Stanford, writes an opinion piece on discussing the possible links between climate change and events like Hurricane Harvey and how can better prepare.   
August 29, 2017 - By Noah S. Diffenbaugh, New York Times

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Harvey may have caught Texas by surprise, but other places have been getting ready for more extreme weather

Katharine Mach is quoted on the effects climate change and increased emissions have in contributing to more extreme weather phenomenon.
August 29, 2017 - By Peter Thomson, WVTF

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Don't forget about coal, new Energy Department report says

Michael Wara is quoted on his responce to new report by federal government on the continued use of coal as a primary source of electricity  
August 28, 2017 - By Chris Megerian, Los Angels Times

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Trump nominated a climate denier as USDA chief scientist — here’s why that matters

David Lobell is quoted on President Trump's nomination for USDA's Chief scientist
August 28, 2017 - By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

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Shoring up coastal infrastructure is long past due

Christopher Field and Kathrine Mach contribute on article looking into the importance of funding coastal infrustrucutre and the effects it could have if overlooked   
August 25, 2017 - By Roger-Mark De Souza, Chris Field, Alice Hill and Kathrine Mach, The Hill

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Manganese in Underground Drinking Water is Cause for Concern

Scott Fendorf co-contributor in study that looks into potentially high and dangerous levels of manganese in U.S. Glacial Aquifer and 3 Asian countries.
August 24, 2017 - By Sarah Nightingale, UCR Today

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Fossils reveal how bizarre mammal beat extinction

Elizabeth Hadly is mentioned in new study in "understand factors driving the extinction of mammals."
August 24, 2017 - By , Phys Org

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Coverage: Roadmaps for an All-Renewable Energy World

Study led by Mark Jacobson creates roadmaps for 139 countries to convert to 100-percent clean, renewable energy for all purposes. 
August 23, 2017 - By , UPI, NBC News, The Independent, et al.

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California defies Trump claim that environmental regulation kills economic growth

Charles Kolstad comments on new study showing that California is thriving under environmental regulations stating that California's goal was "to demonstrate that you can stabilize carbon emissions and still have a prosperous economy.”
August 22, 2017 - By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Grist

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California effort to fight climate change just got some good news

Study by Christopher Field and Kathrine Mach shows evidence that California's climate program is yielding positive results
August 21, 2017 - By Chelsea Harvey, The Orange County Register

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How a California groundwater case could affect Nevada and the West

Leon Szeptycki comments on the Ninth Circuit ruling in California on issue of groundwater rights and its potential outcomes for other states
August 21, 2017 - By Daniel Rothberg , The Nevada Independent

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Following damage caused by economic rise, China tackles ambitious conservation experiment

Gretchen Daily comments on China's new environmental conservation initiative
August 20, 2017 - By Michael Holtz, The Christian Science Monitor

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Sacramento County sues to block Delta tunnels – and it’s not alone

Barton Thompson weights in his opinion on how proceeding will start in Sacramento County suing state government to block the construction of the Delta Tunnels.
August 18, 2017 - By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow, The Sacramento Bee

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Climate Lessons from California

Noah Diffenbaugh's op-ed on new climate science report from the white house and its implications in California and throughout the U.S.
August 17, 2017 - By Noah S. Diffenbaugh , The New York Times

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Coverage: Growing Carbon Offsets on Trees

A pioneering California program to sell carbon offsets has surprising environmental benefits – including providing habitat for endangered species – and provides lessons for initiatives under development in other states and countries, according to study.
August 14, 2017 - By , KPCC Radio ("Take Two"), Washington Post, Scientific America, et al.

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Stanford engineers develop planning tool for replenishing aquifers

Stanford professor Richard Luthy and graduate student Jonathan Bradshaw have developed new methods of collection water to help urban areas
August 10, 2017 - By Zhou Xin, Xinhua Net

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