Climate Change

"Native American Tribe Receives $48m to Flee Climate Change

The Guardian, March 2016

In Louisiana, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe has been awarded a natural disaster grant to resettle away from their sinking land. But other indigenous Americans have no way out

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

 

 

 

 

"Can Paris Climate Talks Help These People a World Away?"

National Geographic News, November 2015

Drought has been deadly for indigenous people in Colombia's desert peninsula of La Guajira, underscoring a global crisis: People will be forced from their homes as weather turns more extreme.

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Global Meat Demand Plows Up Brazil's Underground Forest"

The Daily Climate, November 2014

As global meat demand increases, farmers are plowing up more of Brazil's enormous Cerrado, a unique "underground forest" where plants and shrubs store tremendous quantities of carbon in a sprawling root network. Today, more than half the Cerrado has been cleared for crops and cattle ranching, and the region has become a global model for the development of other savannah regions in Africa and South America. But at what cost

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

 

"Cities Risk Deluge from Changes in Andes" 

The Daily Climate, December 2012

As climate change converges with human encroachment in the Andes, the degradation of high mountain ecosystems is accelerating. Now there are growing concerns that costly floods will become a chronic problem even if climate change leads to sustained drought in the region. (Part 1 of 2)

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

 

"Colombia's Unexplored Cloud Forests Besieged By Climate Change"

The Daily Climate, December 2012

The Andean cloud forest in Colombia is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the globe. Scientists are racing to document a baseline before the area changes as a result of global warming and development. (Part 2 of 2)

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

 

"Carbon-Offset Conservation in the Chocó"

North American Congress on Latin America: Report on the Americas Fall 2012

The Chocó rainforest is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, but an alarming rate of deforestation now threatens the region’s unique ecosystems as well as the traditional black and indigenous communities that have been stewards of this land for hundreds of years. In response, residents from a network of traditional Afro-Colombian communities, collectively known as Cocomasur, are participating in an innovative conservation program that they hope will both curb deforestation and affirm their legal right to the land.

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

"Earth Crisis: Climate Change Comes to Massachusetts"

The Standard-Times, July 2007

This four-week multimedia series examines local effects of climate change for The Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass. 

Money, Will Lacking to Shore Up Emergency Preparedness for Storms, Floods

Insuring Coastal Homes a Pricey Proposition

A Greener SouthCoast? Some Communities Seem Committed to Change

MULTIMEDIA: Climate Change in Southeastern Massachusetts

MULTIMEDIA: Interactive Map Shows Coastal Flooding Scenarios