Scientists warn seawalls can make rising waters worse in the long run
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Scientists warn seawalls can make rising waters worse in the long run

Green buffers like mangroves are generally better for protecting coastal communities than concrete defences, although they are not always an option
Coastal Georgians prepare for future hurricanes

Georgians rocked by hurricanes prepare for future storms

More storms, from the Atlantic and the Gulf, prompt cities, homeowners to defend critical infrastructure.
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Texas power plant broke down after ERCOT asked it to delay repairs

Climate change and other factors are shortening the window when aging Texas power plants can make repairs to run at full strength in hot summer months.

Rancher pours $2 million into Sarah Stogner’s Railroad Commission campaign

Ashley Watt, who owns a 75,000-acre ranch in the Permian Basin, is helping bankroll a substantial TV ad buy in the final two weeks before Stogner faces the Railroad Commission’s chair, Wayne Christian, in the runoff.

Reanalyzing seaweed ecosystems’ role as carbon sinks

Researchers argue carbon offset hopefuls have jumped the gun in touting seaweed’s carbon-sucking potential.

Coalition lobbies Congress to spur regenerative agriculture

A newly formed coalition is pushing to ensure that the 2023 farm bill focuses on regenerative agriculture, a practice that advocates say improves soil health, reduces harmful emissions and transfor…

Green crabs adapt well to warming waters of ME coast

As the Gulf of Maine warms, it hurts soft-shell clam populations and provides their predators with ample support to flourish.

'Flash droughts' are Midwest's next big climate threat

Fast-moving droughts are developing more and more quickly as climate change pushes temperatures to new extremes.

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