Climate Change http://wamc.org en Dr. Hans Meltofte, Aarhus University - Arctic Biodiversity Threatened By Climate Change http://wamc.org/post/dr-hans-meltofte-aarhus-university-arctic-biodiversity-threatened-climate-change <p>Rising temperatures are threatening the biodiversity of the Arctic.</p><p>Dr. Hans Meltofte, senior scientist at Denmark's Aarhus University, describes the negative impact of climate change in this area as "already visible" and details the serious ecological consequences that are resulting.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87354 at http://wamc.org Dr. Hans Meltofte, Aarhus University - Arctic Biodiversity Threatened By Climate Change Dr. Frederic Bouchard, Université Laval – Canada's Lakes Move Toward Widespread Dessication http://wamc.org/post/dr-frederic-bouchard-universit-laval-canadas-lakes-move-toward-widespread-dessication <p>A decrease in the amount of snowfall in Canada may have far reaching results.</p><p>Dr. Frederic Bouchard, post-doctoratal research fellow at Université Laval, is studying the climate models of many areas across Canada and making predictions about the ecology of the area based on his findings.</p><p>Frederic Bouchard PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Laval's <a href="http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/en/page.aspx?lien=index" target="_blank">Center for Northern Studies</a>. He's published many papers focusing on the ecology of the Arctic, his main research focus.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86911 at http://wamc.org Dr. Frederic Bouchard, Université Laval – Canada's Lakes Move Toward Widespread Dessication 4/1/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/4114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Pollard Release<br />Climate Change Panel<br />Healthcare Deadline Hiccups<br />Dave Camp Won't Run Again<br />Secret Service Scandal<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87155 at http://wamc.org 4/1/14 Panel NY Rising Housing Recovery Program Deadline Near http://wamc.org/post/ny-rising-housing-recovery-program-deadline-near <p>Homeowners from Greene county down through the Catskills and Hudson Valley hit by flooding have two weeks left to apply for financial assistance from the state.</p><p>To date, the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has paid more than $280 million to 6,388 homeowners for damages that resulted from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee. The program funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of damaged homes.</p><p>Officials say every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20th has been issued a check for home reconstruction.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86908 at http://wamc.org NY Rising Housing Recovery Program Deadline Near Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-17 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Climate change is either a pressing emergency or a falsehood, depending on who you listen to.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that science must be respected by Americans.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 86547 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko Winter's Toll On Municipalities http://wamc.org/post/winters-toll-municipalities <p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86288 at http://wamc.org Winter's Toll On Municipalities Report: Clean Energy Initiatives Cutting Emissions Nationwide http://wamc.org/post/report-clean-energy-initiatives-cutting-emissions-nationwide <p>A recent report shows the United States has taken a chunk out of its carbon dioxide emissions over the past seven years as a result of actions and policies.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:44:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86143 at http://wamc.org Report: Clean Energy Initiatives Cutting Emissions Nationwide U.S. Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Session On Climate Change http://wamc.org/post/us-senate-democrats-hold-all-night-session-climate-change <p></p><p></p><p>Members of the U.S. Senate stayed up all last night to talk about climate change and the need for action. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85721 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Session On Climate Change Climate Expert Says New England Ski Resorts Vulnerable http://wamc.org/post/climate-expert-says-new-england-ski-resorts-vulnerable <p></p><p></p><p>A climate scientist says ski resorts in the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are not well poised to survive at the end of the century as the region sees warmer winters. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83355 at http://wamc.org Climate Expert Says New England Ski Resorts Vulnerable "The Attacking Ocean" by Brian Fagan http://wamc.org/post/attacking-ocean-brian-fagan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The past fifteen thousand years--the entire span of human civilization--have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect on those humans who experienced them, partly because there were so few people on earth, and also because they were able to adjust readily to new coastlines.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608196925/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1608196925&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1608196925" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, from celebrated author <a href="http://www.brianfagan.com/">Brian Fagan</a>, tells a tale of the rising complexity of the relationship between humans and the sea at their doorsteps, a complexity created not by the oceans, which have changed but little. What has changed is us, and the number of us on earth.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71890 at http://wamc.org "The Attacking Ocean" by Brian Fagan