106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Environmental Group Sizes Up Virginia Water Threats

View Comments
(Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Resources Defense Council says Virginia is among the states least prepared for climate change.

The environmental group is scheduled to explain why on Thursday when it releases a state-by-state analysis of what the states are doing — or not doing — to prepare for what the group says are ever-growing threats related to climate change.

Those threats include floods, droughts and more frequent severe storms.

The council, for instance, says the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metropolitan area ranks the 10th worldwide in terms of risk related to sea level increases. Moreover, the council states, more than 740 square miles statewide are vulnerable to a 2-foot rise in sea level.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,607 other followers