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Lise Alves is a São Paulo, Brazil-based journalist who covers global environmental politics and business for us.
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – As U.S. residents deal with the increasing negative effects of climate change across the country, city and federal governments are spending more and more money to buyout properties deemed prone to...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Scientists have warned that climate change will cause a faster sea level rise in the coming decades than anything seen in the last thousand years. That means coastal communities across the...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, is often cited as one of the world cities best adapted to sea level rise, and they continue to look ahead, introducing creative solutions to mitigate rising...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – With increasing studies showing that single-use plastics may be one of the most damaging materials to the earth’s environment and its oceans, the European Parliament adopted last month an ambitious measure...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – As coastal cities discuss ways to mitigate the effects of sea level rise in their communities, a tiny atoll of islands in the Pacific Ocean calls on the world to help...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Some of the world’s largest companies, representing nearly US$17 trillion in the global market have valued the climate risks to their businesses at almost $1 trillion, says a report published by...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced last week it will ban single-use plastics by the beginning of 2021. The ban is expected to reduce by three million tons the amount...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Natural disasters linked to climate change can have a serious impact on the economy and pose a real danger to the financial system, said a United States regulator on Wednesday. “Assessing climate-related...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Some of the most well-known glaciers are expected to vanish from the earth if the ‘business-as-usual’ greenhouse gas emissions continue, say scientists from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Greenland is the world's largest island and an autonomous Danish dependent territory, with a population of just 56,000. However, recently researchers are considering it “ground zero” for sea level rising. ...
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