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Sprawling cities appear to experience more extreme heat events in summer compared with more compact urban areas, contributing to higher rates of heat-related mortality
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Although extreme heat events have become more common in large U.S. cities, a recent study indicates that sprawling cities experience more than double the rate of extreme heat events in the summer compared with more compact urban areas. Researchers... Read More

Area from Massachusetts to North Carolina Faces Accelerating Sea Level Increase
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Climate change has, on average, raised the surface of the world's oceans in recent decades by melting glaciers and causing seawater to expand as it warms. But the rise has not been uniform, just like the increase in ocean temperature. As noted in... Read More