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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Climate Change

development, construction, new jersey environment

Mortgage lenders are shifting climate risks onto taxpayers, study finds

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - Banks are attempting to shield themselves from climate change at taxpayers’ expense, by shifting riskier mortgages [go to article]
Cohansey River, Delaware Bay

Climate change brings mosquito whack-a-mole to New Jersey

DANA BATE / WHYY / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - From 800 feet in the air, the salt marsh along the Delaware Bay in Cape May County looks a little like a patchwork quilt [go to article]
Saltmarsh Sparrow, Cape May

Blame climate change – and maybe rats – if this Jersey shorebird goes extinct

SEBASTIAN ECHEVERRI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - For one of New Jersey’s most extraordinary birds, climate change means much more than stronger storms [go to article]
New York Harbor, Manhattan

Could massive storm surge barriers end the Hudson River’s revival?

ELIZABETH ROYTE / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - On a sunny afternoon, John Lipscomb steered the 22-foot vessel Ian Fletcher past the rip-rapped, industrialized shoreline [go to article]

Pulitzer Prize winner’s new book focuses on southern Ocean County

RICK MELLERUP / THESANDPAPER.NET - OMG, what almost happened back in 1969! The Shapiro brothers, Herb and Jerry, are legendary figures [go to article]

Can we turn down the temperature on urban heat islands?

JIM MORRISON / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - The volunteers fanned out across cities from Boston to Honolulu this summer, with inexpensive thermal monitors [go to article]
water drop

The world is in a water crisis and climate change is making it worse

JOSE PABLO ORTIZ PARTIDA / UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS - The World Resources Institute (WRI) updated its Global Water Risk Atlas revealing [go to article]
new jersey factory

Target climate change policies toward low-income communities, N.J. advised

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - If states ignore the disproportionate burdens global warming imposes on disadvantaged communities, they are unlikely to achieve [go to article]
superstorm sandy, coastal flooding, jersey shore

Retreating from rising seas isn’t a win or a defeat – it’s reality

KATE YODER / GRIST - Indonesia just found itself a new capital. The country’s president, Joko Widodo, announced on Monday that the new seat of government [go to article]

Curbs on methane, potent greenhouse gas, to be relaxed in U.S.

LISA FRIEDMAN and CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration laid out on Thursday a far-reaching plan to cut back on the regulation of methane [go to article]

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