Rising seas are causing inland flooding in many parts of the world. This is especially true in southern Florida where, increasingly, high tides are flooding buildings and roads, threatening drinking water and causing soil erosion
Scientific studies differ on how much farther the tides will rise there, but the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, or NOAA, projects the sea level could increase as much as two meters by 2100
It's not for everyone, but if your idea of fun involves taking a plunge in icy water this may be your kind of event. That's exactly what some people did in Annapolis, Maryland, for a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Maryland. Participants raised money for the sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. VOA's Deborah Block takes us to the polar bear plunge.
A huge Christmas display is lighting up the Washington Nationals baseball stadium in the nation's capital. Some two and a half million Christmas lights, a 30 meter high artificial Christmas tree, and an ice skating trail have turned the stadium into a glowing winter wonderland. Visitors can also go through what is being touted as the world's largest light maze. VOA's Deborah Block takes us to Enchant Christmas DC.
The spirit of Christmas is featured again at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. This year’s annual holiday event showcases displays highlighting the beauty of America’s public gardens. They include recreations of garden conservatories, fountains and other sculptures made from plant-based materials. VOA’s Deborah Block takes us on a tour to see the diverse gardens that include chugging toy trains.