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Climate Change

Mantoloking Sandy damage

Moody’s buys climate data firm, signaling new scrutiny of climate risks

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - Moody’s Corporation has purchased a controlling stake in a firm that measures the physical risks of climate change [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

Murphy signs law that targets global warming, concedes it’s not enough

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed a bill that aims to ensure the state achieves aggressive targets to curb global-warming emissions [go to article]
hot day at Frog Pond in Boston

Days of 100-degree heat will become weeks as climate warms, U.S. study warns

KRISTOFFER TIGUE / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - Nearly every part of the United States will face a significant increase in extremely hot days by mid-century, even if some action [go to article]
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Lethal heat waves in offing without global action; heat index would leap in NJ

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Extreme heat forecasts driven by climate change will be so widespread and frequent within the next few decades that the resultant conditions [go to article]
pipeline, energy, natural gas, new jersey

How much global warming is fossil fuel infrastructure locking in?

PHIL MCKENNA / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - All the power plants, vehicles and other fossil fuel-burning infrastructure operating today will lock the world into 1.5 degrees Celsius [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Climate change blamed for grim outlook on Jersey Shore flooding, federal report says

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The trend persists, and it’s not good for New Jersey: Coastal towns continue to see increased high-tide flooding, inundating streets [go to article]
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Coastal communities weigh in on resiliency planning

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - It’s only a matter of time before New Jersey’s coastal regions have to face the harsh reality that sea levels are rising [go to article]
Belmar flooded by Hurricane Sandy

Nature preserves instead of homes in flood-prone portions of Monmouth County?

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM - In the not-so-distance future, the Shrewsbury River will swell and overtake entire neighborhoods within Rumson, Little Silver [go to article]
Belmar flooded by Hurricane Sandy

Report: N.J. will have to spend $25 billion on coastal defenses

JOE HERNANDEZ / WHYY - A new report predicts New Jersey will have to shell out billions of dollars by 2040 to protect coastal communities from sea level rise [go to article]

Restoring forests could help put a brake on global warming, study finds

SOMINI SENGUPTA / NY TIMES - What if we stopped cutting down forests to produce palm oil and cattle? What if we grew new forests on vacant city lots, old industrial buildings [go to article]

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