Real Life Waterworld?

Real Life Waterworld?

The 1995 post-apocalyptic action flick Waterworld depicted a world entirely underwater as a result of climate change melting the polar ice caps. While it’s a fictional view of our planet paying the price for human activity, it’s starting to look more like reality these days. Just this summer, devastating floods have swept through Europe, China, […]

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Tabasco Hot Sauce

Build Up Wetlands, Save The Hot Sauce

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Louisiana loses almost a football field of land each day, caused by a combination of climate change-fueled sea level rise, reduced sediment flow from the Mississippi River, and the land gradually sinking. One area that’s not slipping underwater: Avery Island, the birthplace of Tabasco hot sauce that’s still the […]

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Rising Salt Water Claiming America’s Coastal Farms

Rising Salt Water Claiming America’s Coastal Farms

Salty soil is a death sentence for crops, and for areas of coastal farmland, an increasing threat due to climate change. Known as saltwater intrusion, this occurs when storm surges or high tides overtop areas low in elevation. It also occurs when saltwater infiltrates freshwater aquifers and raises the groundwater table below the soil surface. […]

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