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Sea levels have risen over eight inches along U.S. coastlines since 1880. A new report released by NOAA and other federal agencies last week shows that the rise is accelerating and will go up, on average, about one foot by 2050.
Coastal street flooding in Norfolk, Virginia during the passage of Tropical Storm Hermine | Credit: D. Loftis/VA Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Drugs are polluting the world's rivers and pose a serious threat to human and environmental health. Scientists from about 90 institutions conducted the first-ever global investigation into more than 250 rivers looking for active pharmaceutical ingredients and found compounds that can harm wildlife and also lead to antibiotic resistance in humans.
Credit: Marco Verch Professional Photographer/Flckr
The U.S. West is in the midst of a megadrought and is experiencing the driest conditions in 1,200 years. Megadroughts are defined as droughts lasting 20 years or longer. The worst one happened in the late 1500s, but we have now broken that record—and scientists say climate change is partly to blame.
When you think about locusts, you likely picture swarms of insects devastating crops and darkening skies. But a company in Israel would rather you think—dessert.
Credit: Hargol FoodTech