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(CLIMATE) READ: Venice Is Sinking Despite Billion-Dollar Efforts To Keep It Afloat…

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venice1The construction of mobile floodgates aims to safeguard the 1,300-year-old island city of Venice. It’s an ambitious engineering project, but some scientists say it may not be sufficient to protect Venice from rising sea levels due to climate change.

Venice rose from mudflats in the middle of a lagoon which forms the largest wetland in the Mediterranean. One of the world’s most endangered cities, it has been subject to increasing flooding due to sinking land — but also to rising sea levels.

It’s known as “aqua alta” — high water — and it brings city life to a standstill for several hours. Big boats can’t go under low-hanging bridges, and water seeps into buildings through the sewage system. Venetians have not lived on the ground floor for decades. READ MORE

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September 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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(CLIMATE) READ: Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Extreme Cold 2010…

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www.gulfnsherring.ca__freezing(Newser Summary) – Get the most out of your shorts and flip-flops now, because the area between the Appalachians and the Rockies is in for a brutal winter, the Farmers’ Almanac warns. “The middle part of the country’s really going to be cold—very, very cold, very, very frigid, with a lot of snow,” the venerable publication’s managing editor tells the AP. “On the East and West coasts, it’s going to be a little milder.”

The National Weather Service thinks otherwise. “The stronger El Niño becomes, the more confident and the more likely it will be the northern part of the country will have a milder-than-average winter,” says a rep.

M. Morris

Source: Associated Press

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September 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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READ: Vast Amount Of Artice Ice Melts

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TUKTOYAKTUK, Northwest Territories (AP) – The Arctic Ocean has given up tens of thousands more square miles (square kilometers) of ice on Sunday in a relentless summer of melt, with scientists watching through satellite eyes for a possible record low polar ice cap. Read More

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August 10, 2009 at 1:59 am

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