LA’s ‘Spongy’ Infrastructure Captured Almost 9 Billion Gallons of Water
The city is turning away from stormwater management practices that shuttle water to the ocean, building infrastructure that collects and directs it underground instead.
Assessing Houston’s ‘Climate Abandonment Areas’
Most of the census tracts designated at high risk of flooding are in less affluent neighborhoods.
NOAA Releases High-Resolution Coastal Data
The new data can help communities identify risks and assess potential land use impacts in coastal areas.
A Guide for Managed Retreat
Many communities at increased risk of flooding and wildfires will need to relocate. Here’s how local and regional governments can prepare.
‘Green Roads for Water’ Meshes Transportation With Water Conservation
Simple, sometimes ancient designs can transform roadways into environmental conservation tools.
New York Flood Control Plan Takes Lessons From the Dutch
The Netherlands has a long history of flood mitigation. U.S. cities, threatened by coastal flooding and erosion, are taking note.
‘Reverse Migration’ Brings New Risk: Climate Change
Black Americans are flocking to southern states, but many popular destinations face growing threats from extreme weather.
A Different Approach to Managing Climate Displacement
As climate-driven flooding and storms put increasing pressure on coastal communities, some say the piecemeal nature of federal recovery and mitigation efforts aren’t cutting it.
East River Floodgates Rising in NYC
A tour of new infrastructure designed to protect the city’s East Side from catastrophic flooding.
California State Law Calls on Coastal Regions to Create Resiliency Plans
Cities and counties at risk of flooding and erosion from sea level rise can access state funding to implement coastal resiliency plans.
Urban Design for Addressing Climate Resilience
Cities around the world are finding ways to protect their residents and infrastructure from the impacts of extreme weather and natural disasters.
A Hurricane in Death Valley
The heavy rain brought by a rare West Coast hurricane could have long-lasting impacts on this iconic American landscape.
California Considers Climate Resiliency Bond for 2024 Ballot
The proposed state general obligation bond would address the need to protect communities and natural resources from the impacts of climate change.
Louisiana Approves Coastal Restoration Master Plan
The latest update to a state-mandated coastal protection and restoration plan calls for wetlands restoration and new levees to protect communities from flooding.
Looking for a Beach House? Check Your Risk First.
A new report from the insurance industry names the historic town of Galveston, Texas as the riskiest place to buy a beach house in the United States.
Study: FEMA Buyout Program Could be Accelerating Segregation
A new analysis of the relocation patterns of households that participate in FEMA’s flood buyout program reveals a pattern of increased racial segregation.
Houston-Area Flood Insurance Costs Eat Into Region's Affordability
A reorganization of FEMA’s flood insurance program will mean increases in insurance costs for coastal homeowners.
Home Insurers Are Fleeing California
Homeowners in the state are finding it increasingly difficult to secure insurance policies thanks to the growing risks of wildfire, drought, and other climate threats.
Houston’s ‘Ike Dike’ Won’t Adequately Protect the City
The largest project ever undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers may not be enough to protect Houston-area communities from flooding during the most severe hurricanes, according to the Corps’ own analysis.
Working With Nature, Not Against It
The concept of ‘natural capital’ calls on policymakers to consider the value of natural infrastructure, which can often improve climate resilience without expensive construction projects.
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