Delaware's future could be shaped by climate action.
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.
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.
Winters are heating up, with serious consequences for America’s cold-weather sports economy.
By enabling meteorologists to routinely inform their viewers about local generation of renewable electricity, the tool increases viewers’ awareness that low-carbon energy sources are already practical and increasingly widespread.
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.
Minor floods, and the damage and disruption they cause, have grown far more common in the last few decades.
People with lung conditions are more likely to refill prescriptions and be hospitalized during smoke waves, and when pregnant mothers are exposed there’s a “small but significant" decline in birth weight.