Some 40 sites, including Greek, Roman, Phoenician and other archaeological sites, are already at risk, the research finds.
As one CEO put it: “We need to future-proof ourselves.”
“There is no documented historic precedent” for the sweeping changes required to hold the planet’s warming to just 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found.
A much-awaited report from the U.N.'s top climate science panel shows a dramatic gap between professed goals and where the planet currently stands.
A new Environmental Protection Agency rule, awaiting White House approval, would weaken existing pollution standards by barring the agency from including some of its public health benefits as part of the overall cost-benefit analysis.
Environmental analysis assumes no action on climate change — and extreme warming — to justify freezing fuel standards for autos.
The West Lake Landfill contains thousands of tons of radioactive material from the World War II-era Manhattan Project that was dumped at the site in the 1970s, where it has languished ever since amid other waste. The latest plan calls for excavating 70 percent of the radioactive waste from the site.
Fears about the situation at Duke’s L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.
Environmental casualties: Soaked hog farms, flooded coal ash pits and threatened sewage systems.
Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. At least five deaths have been linked to the storm, according to officials.