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Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

  • Published: Nov 14th, 2019

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could hinder our push to deep space.

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2019

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

  • Published: May 15th, 2019

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

  • Published: May 1st, 2019

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

  • Published: Apr 17th, 2019

Local temperature data from 1970 to 2018 shows warming trends across the country — and Americans are already feeling the effects.

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

San Antonio is one of the most challenging cities for spring allergies sufferers, and rising temperatures are making it worse.

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering.

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2019

Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.