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Climate change might not allow the relief from the pandemic that many have been hoping for as the country enters the summer months, as evacuations during the hurricane, tornado, and fire seasons will take on new elements of risk.
Inside Climate News
May 24, 2020, 11am PDT
The dam failures that sent residents of Michigan scrambling last week can be connected to the extreme weather events created by climate change, according to experts.
Inside Climate News
March 3, 2020, 6am PST
A bi-partisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would inform better information sharing between federal agencies and local code-making powers to ensure more resilient infrastructure.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)
February 17, 2020, 5am PST
A new report by Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan economic think tank, claims that Miami is the most vulnerable coastal city in the world.
Scientific American
November 25, 2019, 1pm PST
A new satellite, currently residing on the International Space Station and scheduled for deployment in January, will measure and map the urban heat island effect of seven U.S. cities.
Arizona Republic
November 13, 2019, 9am PST
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
September 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York Times has published a spectacular mapping and data project to show the extent of flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the winter, spring, and summer of 2019.
The New York Times
September 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas for several days before turning toward the Southeastern United States.
Vox
August 20, 2019, 2pm PDT
Extreme weather is exacerbating the threats posing communities struggling with a lack of affordable housing.
Next City
August 13, 2019, 10am PDT
A big feature explores the effects of climate change, which are already very much changing life in the United States.
The Washington Post
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
July 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Water is encroaching on neighborhoods and shorelines in Detroit at rare levels. Those impacts and many more are considered only a preview of what's to come when the worst effects of climate change strike the Great Lakes region.
The Detroit Free Press
July 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Atmospheric river seems like a phrase that has only recently entered the parlance of the times, but the state of California has seen enough of the idea in action want to know more, and prepare for more.
Water News Network
May 9, 2019, 7am PDT
With President Trump in Florida, Diane Yentel writes about the many people there still living without shelter after Hurricane Michael last year.
Orlando Sentinel
March 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
The floodwaters still haven't subsided in parts of the Midwest, and lessons about climate change, extreme weather and proactive planning are badly needed to avoid similar catastrophes in the future.
Forbes
March 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Extreme weather ravaged the Midwest late last week and over the weekend, overwhelming infrastructure from Colorado to Nebraska.
The Weather Channel
March 13, 2019, 5am PDT
It's been five years since the Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. A new analysis by the Urban Institute evaluates the accomplishments of 100 Resilient Cities so far.
100 Resilient Cities
December 29, 2018, 9am PST
Two hurricanes later, residents of North Carolina aren't so willing to deny the need to do something about the effects of climate change. A Democratic governor and a changing State Legislature have already produced action.
Inside Climate News
December 28, 2018, 11am PST
Worldwide, natural disasters cost $155 billion in 2018, according to an insurance industry report.
The Washington Post
December 4, 2018, 7am PST
The 4th National Climate Assessment brought the reality of climate change to the regional and local level. The Carolinas provide a particularly poignant case study.
The Charlotte Observer