Climate Change

New York News
6:15 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Audubon Releases Comprehensive Study On Climate Change Impact On Birds

Common Loon
Credit Melody Lytle/Audubon Photography Awards

If you like hearing the loon’s call at the lake or spotting ducks, you could be out of luck in the near future. In a first-of-its-kind study, Audubon has released a comprehensive study of bird species throughout Alaska, Canada and the continental U.S. assessing fundamental climate needs for each species to survive. It found several iconic species at risk in New York.

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New York News
4:23 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

NY Requires Agencies To Consider Extreme Weather

Credit WAMC photocomposite by Dave Lucas

New York is requiring state agencies to consider the increasing episodes of extreme weather in public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and issuing regulations.  For New York, those calculations include rising sea levels, more flooding and more severe storms.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Monday the law is intended to create more resilient infrastructure, noting "the new reality of extreme weather" has had painful consequences for New Yorkers.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

9/22/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Climate Events
Obama @ UN
Older Voters
Moscow March
White House Arrest
Captain Citrus

Capital Region News
11:36 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Albany Citizens And Officials Discuss Flood

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

  Albany city officials held a meeting Tuesday night, hearing residents' concerns after recent flash flooding. 

An August 5th storm dumped buckets of rain over a short timeframe, putting an unprecedented strain on infrastructure and flooding many low-lying and poor drainage areas of the city.

Residents in the 9th ward turned out at New Scotland Elementary School (formerly School 19) to air their flood grievances before Mayor Kathy Sheehan and water department representatives, who said they're working on the issues.

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Catskill Mountains
9:17 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Greene County Puts Irene Behind


Three years after Tropical Storm Irene tore through New York,  one upstate county has completed restoration efforts.

Irene destroyed many Greene County communities - affecting several roads and bridges. Now county officials say all repair and rebuild projects as a result of the storm have been finished.

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Capital Region News
4:18 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Albany Establishes Flood Hotline

A telephone hotline has been set up for Albany residents impacted by Tuesday's flood. 

Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced that residents can call 2-1-1 for information about and referrals to assistance in the wake of the unprecedented storm. Working with United Way, the Red Cross, local government, businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Mayor says she's making sure that citizens have access to assistance with temporary housing, food, clothing, clean-up and more.

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Capital Region News
2:16 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Aftermath: Albany Flood

Near Washington Park, Albany
Lainie Lucas

Fast moving waters across roadways caused numerous accidents and stranded vehicles as powerful thunderstorms passed over the Capital Region Tuesday evening.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Audio Pending...

  Scientists say extreme weather and climate change are current crises – not issues down the road.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that anti-intellectualism among leaders is harming the country.

New England News
12:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Vermont Climate Assessment Report Released

Panel discussion of Vermont Climate Assessment at University of Vermont
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics has issued a first-of-its-kind report on the impact of climate change on the state.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:56 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: An Oasis Of Sanity

This station is an oasis of sanity in a suicidal world.

So many people refuse to let the reality of climate change seep into their comfortable thoughts. But sealing their minds against reality will not keep it at bay. Changes are coming, and the more we close our minds and eyes the more serious it will be. We and our children and grandchildren are the hostages to the foolishness of our generation. This has got to stop.

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