climate change en Tourism Officials Support White House Plan To Fight Climate Change <p>New Orleans tourism officials kicked off a national bus tour scheduled to stop in regions most at risk from climate change. Those officials are linking jobs and coastal restoration. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:04:21 +0000 Eileen Fleming 40084 at 'Astonishing' Arctic Ice Melt Sets New Record Arctic sea ice has melted dramatically this summer, smashing the previous record. The Arctic has warmed dramatically compared with the rest of the planet, and scientists say that's what's driving this loss of ice.<p>To be sure, ice on the Arctic Ocean always melts in the summer. Historically, about half of it is gone by mid-September. But this year, three-fourths of the ice has melted away, setting a dramatic new benchmark.<p>"It didn't just touch the record, it really drove right through it," says Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, at the University of Colorado. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:52:00 +0000 Richard Harris 19806 at Weathering the Storm <p><em>From Backstory with the American History Guys</em>: in 1815, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sent enough ash into the sky to disrupt the world&rsquo;s weather for the next year. In New England, 1816 became known as &ldquo;The Year Without a Summer.&rdquo; Snow fell in June and July. Crops and animals died. Tens of thousands of people picked up and left; their search for greener pastures became an early chapter in a larger story of westward expansion.<br /> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:17:47 +0000 Ron Curtis 14097 at Tulane Study Shows Sea Level Rising in Gulf of Mexico <p>Tulane researchers say sea levels are rising faster than expected.&nbsp;Gulf Coast communities from the Florida Panhandle to East Texas are most at risk.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 8185 at