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Week of 10/2: Superstorm Sandy and climate change, adaptation, Bryce Canyon coal mine and more NRDC in the News


Posted November 29, 2012

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The Des Moines Register quoted Frances Beinecke about climate change and Hurricane Sandy, saying “From Norfolk, Va., to Boston, sea levels are rising four times as fast as the global average. Hurricane Sandy cut right along those swollen seas”…  The New York Times' Room for Debate published an opinion piece from Ben Chou about strategies to better protect people and communities from flooding, storm surge, and sea level rise, in the wake of the storm… 

Amy Mall spoke to The Huffington Post about the natural gas industry’s previous safety shortcomings, citing stormwater-related contamination as reason for concern as storms become more frequent and severe, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy…  Josh Mogerman spoke with Associated Press about a proposed coal mine near Utah’s gorgeous Bryce Canyon, saying "A strip mine is not the sort of canyon tourists are flocking to see"… In a McClatchy Newspaper article about Shell’s decision to halt drilling for oil in the Arctic, Niel Lawrence advised, “If you can't even test your safety systems in calm waters without damaging them, you've got no business drilling for oil in the Arctic”…

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