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Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

  • Published: Nov 4th, 2019

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.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2019

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

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.

2018 Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

2018 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.

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

  • Published: Aug 10th, 2017

The timing of floods has changed across Europe due to shifts in climate, with some areas seeing earlier floods and some later.

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2017

The Southwest's monsoons are becoming more intense, even as less rain falls on average.

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2017

California municipalities have filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel giants over sea level rise.