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How Rising Seas Drowned the Flood Insurance Program

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities.

Arctic Stronghold of Seeds Flooded After Permafrost Melts

The ability of the rock vault to provide protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change.

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Fix Neighborhood Floods

As high tides caused flooding this week, federal legislation was introduced to protect neighborhoods.

NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic

Above-average hurricane activity is expected in Atlantic this hurricane season, despite a potential El Niño.

Climate Change Could Slash Staple Crops

Extreme weather is estimated to cut production of major crops by 23 percent over the next 30 years.

The Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Climate Impact

Fossil fuels we burn affect warming in the Arctic, and solutions begin with understanding how and how much.

Focus on Carbon Removal a ‘High-Stakes Gamble’

Don't bet the future of the climate on negative emissions technology, Stanford University scientists say.

Sharp Rise in Flooding Ahead for World’s Poorest

Some of the world’s most vulnerable live in the tropics, where sea rise will cause a sharp rises in floods.

Hottest Days Coming Earlier

The first day with summer-like temperatures is happening earlier for most of these cities.

Warm Arctic Fuels Second-Warmest April on Record

Temperatures were high in the Arctic and well above average in the Eastern U.S., China and Africa.

Slow-Freezing Alaska Soil Driving Surge in CO2 Emissions

Northern tundra’s autumn carbon dioxide emissions increased 70 percent between 1975 and 2015.

Warmer Temperatures Drying the Rio Grande

Rising temperatures are causing less of each winter’s snowpack to flow down a major river as water.

America’s Most Vulnerable to Rising Seas

New Jersey's working class are forgotten as federal government funds fixes for wealthier neighbors.

High Streamflow is Increasing, Raising Flood Risks

The frequency of high streamflows has risen over the past 30 years in the Northeast, Ohio Valley, and the Mississippi Valley.

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

After years of widespread, intense drought, the U.S. is experiencing its smallest drought footprint since 2000.

Swath of States Experiencing Hottest Year to Date

Through April, this year is the hottest on record for several Southern and Ohio Valley states.

The Overlooked Risk of Levees As Rainfall Rises

Levees pose an often overlooked residual flood threat, and that may only increase with warming.

Arctic Sea Ice Keeps Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

The Arctic's astounding transformation continues with another record low month of sea ice.

The U.S. Is on a Historic Streak of Record Highs

For a record-setting 29 months in a row, there have been more record highs than lows.

Here’s Where Heavy Rain is Increasing the Most in U.S.

A new Climate Central analysis shows an upward trend in the number of heavy precipitation events in the vast majority of the Lower 48 states s…

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Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin faces potential water shortages.

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