Tag Archives: global warming

Islanders in Chesapeake Bay face exile from rising seas

An Osprey sits atop a cross erected in the waterway leading to the harbor of Tangier Island, Va., in May 2012. Researchers say the 500 or so residents of Tangier Island could be forced to move in 50 years, as rising seas claim their island at an alarming rate. (Steve Helber/AP Photo)

RICHMOND, Va. — Islanders in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay could be among the first “climate change refugees” in the continental United States as rising seas claim their historic fishing village, a report released Thursday concludes. The research published ...

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High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said they will review a ...

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State treasurer says climate change could hurt state economy

Climate change negatively affects supply chains — reducing productivity and causing a rise in production costs — and ought to be a serious concern among businesses in Maryland. That was the message delivered by state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, who ...

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New initiative encourages green communities in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK — A new initiative in Maryland is trying to encourage communities to implement green, sustainable practices. The University of Maryland and the Maryland Municipal League is announcing the new initiative on Monday. Organizers say the program called Sustainable ...

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Court casts doubt on states’ global warming suit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the ...

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Supreme Court to hear new climate-change case

WASHINGTON  — The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they’re on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such as the ...

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Obama seeks new path to environmental goals

WASHINGTON — Facing a Congress that is more hostile to environmental regulation, President Barack Obama is moderating his environmental goals: a clean energy standard that mixes nuclear, natural gas and “clean coal” with renewable sources such as wind and solar. ...

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