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Climate Change Pokes Through the Front Lawn

Signs of climate change are poking up through the lawn in southeastern Virginia's coastal Hampton Roads region.  Skip Stiles points to a leafy green seedling growing taller than the mowed grass in the manicured front yard of a handsome Norfolk home near one of the city's many inlets. "Saltbush. It grows at the upper edge of the tidal range," he said. Stiles heads Wetlands Watch, a local environmental group. In khaki pants and a plaid shirt, the gray-haired Stiles...

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