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POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

  • Published: May 15th, 2019

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

  • Published: May 1st, 2019

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

How a Green New Deal Could Shape Delaware’s Climate Risks

How a Green New Deal Could Shape Delaware’s Climate Risks

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2019

Delaware's future could be shaped by climate action.

How a Green New Deal Could Affect Storms, Floods and Heat in Jacksonville

How a Green New Deal Could Affect Storms, Floods and Heat in Jacksonville

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2019

Rising temperatures are simultaneously escalating hazards posed by droughts, heat waves, storms and heavy rainfall in the River City, even as they push up sea levels, worsening flood risks.

CLIMATE PILE-UP: Global Warming’s Compounding Dangers

CLIMATE PILE-UP: Global Warming’s Compounding Dangers

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2019

Recent research shows that unchecked warming pollution could bring concurrent climate crises to U.S. cities by midcentury — and that emissions cuts could reduce the danger.

Want to Build a Delaware Beach House? Expect Regular Floodwaters in 30 Years

Want to Build a Delaware Beach House? Expect Regular Floodwaters in 30 Years

  • Published: Nov 13th, 2018

Between 2010 and 2017 more than 700 homes in Delaware — worth roughly $500 million — were built on land that’s projected to be inundated at least once a year on average by 2050 unless pricey measures are taken to keep the water away.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

  • Published: Nov 13th, 2018

Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.

Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm

Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2018

Minor floods, and the damage and disruption they cause, have grown far more common in the last few decades.