Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

School flooding threat in the US

The Pew Trusts released a comprehensive report this week describing how vulnerable the nation’s schools are to flooding, either from storm surge and coastal flooding or from inland flooding, especially if they are built in or near floodplains. The report shows that the schools in the Southeast, with the exception…
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Another rainy week expected

The latest 7-day QPF forecast shows that another rainy week is expected across most of the Southeast.  This week the focus of highest rain amounts shifts to southern Georgia and Alabama and coastal areas of the Carolinas, which should help to alleviate abnormally dry conditions there. The wet conditions continue…
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“The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.”

According to a recent New York Times article, a recent study in Geophysical Research Letters has shown that sea levels in parts of the Southeast are rising at six times the global average rise. Scientists have proposed a new mechanism for this oddity: Two large-scale atmospheric patterns had intersected to push…
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