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The oil market problem no one is talking about ... yet

If the oil industry doesn't do something soon, there could be big problems in just a few short years.


Expensive oil in the next decade could be a blessing and a curse.

A blessing because it will heighten incentives for renewables. A curse because society's infrastructure is not yet ready to go fossil free. And a prematurely forced transition could be excruciatingly painful. Simply put, are we ready to push our Ford F150s up the hill? Are we ready for the financial instability that might result from surges in oil prices? What would the consequences of financial instability be for the renewable transition (and a lot of other things that matter, like the infrastructure investments needed for climate change mitigation and adaptation).

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How coastal communities can prepare for the challenges of storms and rising seas

What can a small or medium sized community do to be better prepared for risks of storms and rising seas?

Major coastal storms commonly kill hundreds of people and wreck homes, businesses and communities.

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A blooming problem

The Chesapeake contains some 700 species of algae. Most don’t cause problems. But when algae does bloom, and creates toxins, it can devastate water bodies as well as economies. With warmer waters coming, could the blooms that happened in Florida in the summer of 2018 happen here?
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