FEMA threatened by record legal fees that eclipse cost of Katrina
The federal government may have to pay record-high legal fees to lawyers for disputing flood claims by homeowners whose property was damaged during Superstorm Sandy, according to attorneys involved in the cases.
2. FOOD SECURITY
The search for survivors: Which species will outlast the rising acidity of oceans?
Many of the projected effects of climate change on the world's oceans are already visible, such as melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels. But invisible changes may be the most threatening to human food sources, beginning with the tiny species like plankton that inhabit the bottom of the oceans' food chain.