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Extreme Weather

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Signs of worsening drought conditions in the American West are triggering early actions for states that depend on water from the Colorado River.
January 10, 2021, 7am PST
Tropical storms, tornadoes, and wildfires, along with everything else.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
January 4, 2021, 10am PST
The new National Risk Index calculates the brutal equations of natural disasters.
Associated Press
December 22, 2020, 10am PST
New research shows that modern building codes have prevented around $27 billion in damage from natural disasters between 2000 and 2016, yet many cities still operate under decades-old regulations.
Route Fifty
December 9, 2020, 10am PST
The extreme weather events and sea-level rise of the relatively near future will overwhelm storm and flood infrastructure with startling regularity, according to new research.
November 23, 2020, 7am PST
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a plan to protect the Houston region from flooding by tossing out a proposed tunnel and opting instead to dig Buffalo Bayou wider and deeper.
Houston Chronicle
November 10, 2020, 11am PST
A new book created by the Sonoran Institute explains how exploratory scenario planning can be useful to prepare for the uncertainty of water in the near- and long-term future.
Sonoran Institute
October 29, 2020, 7am PDT
A $26.2 billion proposal to protect the coastal area around Galveston has evolved since its first iteration in 2018.
Houston Chronicle
October 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Inequalities in the housing market of coastal North Carolina communities have already been exacerbated by the effects of extreme weather and climate change.
September 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Americans are fleeing the effects of climate change by the millions. Expect the number of climate refugees to continue to grow.
The Week
September 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Heatwaves are the leading cause of deaths related to weather. A new study seeks to understand the impact of heatwaves and extreme heat exposure on humans and the cities in which they live.
Cities Today
August 24, 2020, 5am PDT
An Urban Forestry Board is needed in Chicago to unsure the health and safety benefits of a flourishing urban forest.
Chicago Tribune
August 2, 2020, 5am PDT
Vision 2030 will update the award winning Vision 2020 New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan.
NYC Planning
June 2, 2020, 10am PDT
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.
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