His five-year plan would open up federal waters off the California coast, as well as new areas off the East Coast from Georgia to Maine. Drilling in the affected regions has been blocked for decades.
Even when there are no storms, the Atlantic coast is likely to suffer more frequent floods due to the double whammy of rising sea levels and sinking coastal lands.
The hurricane's course change catches many off guard and triggers a major round of last-minute evacuations in the Tampa area.
The hurricane floods hundreds of miles of the country's coastline after devastating several other Caribbean islands and killing 22 people.
The literati darling Ta-Nehisi Coates received some daunting criticism Thursday via Facebook. Political commentator and professor Dr. Cornel West has countered Toni Morrison’s glowing comparison of the author to James Baldwin with a politically charged status update.
New evidence appears that increased melting of sea ice as the Earth warms could weaken the Gulf Stream and reduce temperatures in Western Europe.
Unprecedented ocean temperature rises off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States may be linked to sea level rise or the recent pattern of “weird” weather.
Fish accustomed to shallow northern waters will search in vain for cooler depths as climate change warms the seas where they thrive.
Ocean scientists find evidence of an increasing slowdown in the Atlantic’s “invisible river” that could seriously affect weather and sea levels in the U.S. and Europe.
The exotic lionfish, already a long way from the reefs of its Indo-Pacific home, is heading further north up the U.S. coast as global warming causes big changes in ocean habitats.