A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.
‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to the coronavirus this year, with people of color living in polluted areas continuing to feel the worst effects.
Portland’s trees are also playing an underappreciated role every time it rains: They’re helping us prevent major flooding and avoid erosion; they are literally holding Multnomah County together.
Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.
Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.
In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Low-intensity fire can help reduce wildfire risk but not without challenges for an Oregon town.