Posts Tagged Climate Change

State Lawmakers Split on Regional Carbon Emissions Programs


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Should Virginia work with neighboring states to combat climate change? Lawmakers are divided. And, it’s a partisan disagreement. Michael Pope has more.

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New Tool Shows the Impact of Climate Change on Virginia Property Values

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Climate change is more than a theory. Now it’s an economic reality. And, it’s already taking a toll on property values across Virginia. Michael Pope reports.

You can access the tool here.


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Flood-Proofing Virginia’s Military Bases Could Be A Very Expensive Venture

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Col. Keith Morrow, U.S. Army (Ret.), Deputy Mission Support Commander talks about flooding issues at Fort Eustis and Langley Air Force Base. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

You may remember earlier this year when President Trump made a call to the mayor of Tangier Island. The island is slowly disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, sinking at the same time sea-level is rising at a faster pace due to climate change. Trump told him not to worry. But his Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, is doing the opposite, facing down climate change as a threat to national security.

Recently, top regional brass spent a day with scientists and policymakers at the William & Mary Law School. All agreed, it’s going to be a long, very expensive battle. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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Not All GOP Members Deny Climate Change. But They’re Still the Minority

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Congressman Scott Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, says that rising sea levels are having an impact in his district, and he worries what President Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA may mean for the area. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP)

Some Virginia Republicans are calling attention to sea level rise because it’s impacting their coastal districts. Matt Laslo reports they’re in the minority in their party.


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Rising Sea Levels Are a Stark Reality for the Hampton Roads Region


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To those living on Virginia’s coastlines, discussions of climate change are no longer theoretical. Rising sea levels has real impact, right now. A report released this week by researchers at William and Mary predicts climate change could cost the Hampton Roads area more than $100 million in damages EACH year, if nothing is done. Mallory Noe-Payne has the details.

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Presidential Candidates Polar Opposites on Climate Change

chesapeake-journalism-collaborationHillary Clinton and Donald Trump could not disagree more on climate change. Clinton sees it as a real threat. Trump dismisses it as a hoax. So, John Lee got to wondering what the candidates’ views on climate change might mean for the Chesapeake Bay and came up with this report for “Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative.”

Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative is funded by the participating stations with grant support from the Clayton Baker Trust, The Bancroft Foundation, Michael and Ann Hankin, The Jim and Patty Rouse Foundation, The Rob and Elizabeth Tyler Foundation, and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.


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