Fargo fills sandbags as flood season looms along Red River
It's nearly March in North Dakota, which means school kids in Fargo are trading book bags for sandbags to help prepare the city for another spring flood on the Red River of the North.
N.J. climate policies get a thumbs-up from Moody's
Conventional wisdom holds that environmental regulations chill investment and stunt economic growth. New Jersey has turned that notion upside down, according to the financial services giant Moody's Investors Service.
'White racial privilege' a factor in home buyouts — study
Government buyouts of flood-damaged homes disproportionately benefit whiter, wealthier communities, even as low-income and minority homeowners are more likely to participate in such programs, according to new research from Rice University.
USDA once hid climate reports. Now adaptation is a priority
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will allow agency scientists to study how farmers are responding to climate change. Adaptation is a top theme over the next five years for a department that has been accused of suppressing scientific reports.
Warming threatens ancient Ojibwe prophecy
Being resilient to climate change near the Great Lakes means preparing for wildly fluctuating lake levels, unseasonable temperatures and erratic precipitation.