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Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles landed at JFK and toured the East Coast, sending Americans into a frenzy. Now another photogenic group—with its own fan club—has arrived.
Newly elected Tar Heel politicians see the relationship between business and the environment as a zero-sum game. Guess which one is losing?
In an excerpt from his book, David Gessner contemplates the (no longer) unimaginable -- a New York submerged by storm surge and sea level rise.
Shoring up cynicism: Even though a state-appointed science panel found that North Carolina can expect to see a 1-meter rise in sea level by the year 2100, leaders of coastal communities have succeeded in getting the panel to... read more >
Not-so-great white north: More disturbing news from our northern neighbors: Canada is dismantling the nation's entire ocean pollution monitoring program as part of massive layoffs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.... read more >
A longer cyclone cycle: Scientists believe that this week's rash of deadly tornados in the American Southeast are an indicator that man-made climate change has moved up the calendar for tornado season. Reuters Highway... read more >
The author in front of damage from Hurricane Irene on North Carolina's Topsail Island. Credit: Mike WhiteFor a long time environmentalists have fretted that people don’t take their warnings about global warming seriously. I... read more >