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New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
NOLA.com
May 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
After a series of failures last week sent flood waters spilling into Midland County, Michigan, property owners in the area are filing class action lawsuits to recoup their losses.
Detroit Free Press
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
May 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Reports of catastrophic infrastructure failure today in Michigan, a state already facing some of the worst consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CNN
May 12, 2020, 10am PDT
Avoiding the effects of climate change should not be a privilege for the wealthy.
The New York Times
April 15, 2020, 12pm PDT
Heavy flooding are expected to strain the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in Spring 2020, just as resources are stretched thin by the coronavirus.
American Rivers
March 3, 2020, 10am PST
In Manila and the San Francisco Bay Area, the severe impacts of rising sea levels are indisputable. But the only similarities are that both places face very uncertain futures.
The New York Times
February 21, 2020, 7am PST
Severe flooding in these coastal areas will become the norm, but how to best address the environmental challenges is not entirely clear.
The New York Times
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
February 6, 2020, 10am PST
Cities in the South are facing a multitude of climate change impacts, but many have been slow to respond to the growing threats.
The State
January 22, 2020, 10am PST
Hurricane Katrina damaged a Catholic convent in New Orleans. Then the nuns spearheaded a project to transform the land into a wetland area that will protect the city from flooding in the future.
Changing America
December 12, 2019, 10am PST
South Florida's annual "king tides" were especially brutal this year. Residents of one Florida Keys community have experienced what it's like to live on the front lines of sea level rise.
The New York Times
November 27, 2019, 6am PST
MTA reassured disoriented New Yorkers that it's flooding subway entrances on purpose, to test barriers that it hopes will guard the system against another Sandy.
Quartz
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
November 12, 2019, 8am PST
New analysis of high-hazard dams reveals the ubiquity, and risks, of the infrastructure challenges facing the United States.
AP News
November 5, 2019, 1pm PST
A new model for expected sea-level rise raises alarms about the need to adapt to sea-level rise in coastal cities all over the world.
The New York Times
September 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
The area is especially vulnerable to storm surge, and increased development means more people are at risk when major hurricanes push through.
Vox
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 21, 2019, 8am PDT
The city of Houston will decide their next mayor in November, in a rematch of the two candidates who ran against each other in a tight runoff election in 2015 as well as a host of additional candidates.
Houston Chronicle