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March 1, 2019
01
Mar

WaPo: Ruined crops, salty soil: How rising seas are poisoning North Carolina’s farmland

MIDDLETOWN, N.C. — The salty patches were small, at first — scattered spots where soybeans wouldn’t grow, where grass withered and died, exposing expanses of bare, brown earth. But lately those barren patches have grown. On dry days, the salt precipitates out of the mud and the crystals make the soil sparkle in the sunlight....
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01
Mar

The Daily Star: Overcoming the ideology of climate inaction

Three years ago, the United States achieved a grim milestone: its first climate refugees. With rising sea levels quickly engulfing the small town of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribespeople who have long called it home were forced to move. In the coming years, hundreds of communities across the U.S. will suffer a...
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01
Mar

CPRA: Emergency Alert: Emergency Prohibition of Activities on Levees and Flood Control Structures

  BATON ROUGE – The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board has issued an Emergency Rule local jurisdictions can use to control activity on levees in the coastal area due to dangerous flood conditions on the Mississippi River and Tributaries. This rule is effective as of 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 1, 2019.  The rule is...
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