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AECOM Recovering from Sandy (Part 2 of 3)
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Learn how Superstorm Sandy impacted the Long Island Regional Sustainability Plan. Fran Reid, Chief Sustainability Officer Town of Hempstead and John Kaiman talk about their experiences after Superstorm Sandy hit the many communities on Long Island. Part 1 and Part 3. Published on Apr 28, 2014

EarthSayer Fran Reid
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Sustainability, Climate Change and the Plan (part 3 of 3)
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See how the Long Island Regional Sustainability Plan may help with planning across the region and throughout the East Coast of the United States. Published on Apr 28, 2014  Featured in the interviews is Diane Dale of AECOM and project Director and Gary Lawrence, AECOM Chief Sustainability Officer who addresses mitigation, resilency, and adaptation in relation to the recovery from Sandy.
EarthSayer Gary Lawrence
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Planning for a Cleaner, Greener, Long Island (Part 1 of 3)
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Find out how AECOM is helping communities on Long Island, New York, United States, develop a sustainable plan for the future.  Rosemary Olsen former director Green Initiatives, the Community Development Corporation talks about the consortium of towns they brought together. John Kaiman, special advisor to NYS Governor for Sandy Recovery and former Supervisor Town of North Hempstead and Diane Dale, AECOM Project Director talk about the public private partnership and the AECOM role in the project.  Part 2 and Part 3. 

EarthSayers Diane Dale; John Kaiman; Rosemary Olsen
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The Story of "U" by Ruth Ann Barrett
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When I moved into the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, I saw within a three block area many buildings, two within a block, with a "U" as in unsafe.  The neighborhood I am told has the highest concentration of  such buildings.  It is a sad situation for a City that prides itself on its built environment. (April 2014)

UPDATE: December 2014 presentation about Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (UMB) here.

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U.S. NOAA Says 2014 was Hottest Year on Record
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Last year was Earth's warmest on record, separate reports by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released on Friday showed.

With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years on record have now occurred since the year 2000, according to analysis of surface temperature measurements by NASA and NOAA.
NASA said since 1880, when record-keeping began, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. Published on Jan 16, 2015

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Hundreds of Thousands Without Water In Toledo, Ohio
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Algal bloom has contaminated the water supply; National Guard called in to help. Published on Aug 3, 2014
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California's Extreme Drought, Explained | The New York Times
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The State of California is experiencing the worst drought in its history. Find out just how bad the situation is getting and what it means for you. Published on Jul 7, 2014

Produced by: Carrie Halperin and Sean Patrick Farrell

Read the story here at NY Times.

EarthSayers Sean Patrick Farrell; Carrie Halperi; Jennifer Morgan
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Climate Change As a Human Rights Issue by Mary Robinson
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Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and CEO, Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice. 
EarthSayer Mary Robinson
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An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds by Royal Societry
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Climate science explained in 60 seconds by the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences.


During the last 200 years, human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels have increased concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere by 40%. If unchecked, continuing emissions will warm up the planet by 2.6°C to 4.8°C by the end of this century. This would have serious implications for human societies and the natural world.

This 60-second animation from the world's two leading science academies brings you the science behind climate change. Published on Dec 10, 2014

Looking for more?
- How confident are scientists that Earth will warm further over the coming century?
- Are climate changes of a few degrees a cause for concern?
- Climate is always changing. Why is climate change of concern now?

The full document 'Climate Change: Evidence & Causes' is available to read on the Royal Society website here.

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Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak by Max Wilbert
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Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak On Melting Ice and Global Impacts. This film by Max Wilbert brings you the voices of climate scientists - in their own words.

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are contributing the melting sea ice, thawing permafrost, and destabilization of a system that has been called "Earth's Air Conditioner".

Global warming is here and is impacting weather patterns, natural systems, and human life around the world - and the Arctic is central to these impacts. Published on Aug 1, 2014
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Scientists featured in the film include: Jennifer Francis, PhD. Atmospheric Sciences
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University; Ron Prinn, PhD. Chemistry
TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Natalia Shakhova, PhD. Marine Geology International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; Kevin Schaefer, PhD. Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center; Stephen J. Vavrus, PhD. Atmospheric Sciences Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nikita Zimov, Northeast Science Station, Russian Academy of Sciences.; Jorien Vonk, PhD. Applied Environmental Sciences Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University; Jeff Masters, PhD. Meteorology .Director, Weather Underground

EarthSayers Jennifer Francis; Max Wilbert; Nikita Zimov
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