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Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

  • Published: Nov 14th, 2019

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could hinder our push to deep space.

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

  • Published: Oct 30th, 2019

Climate Central examined flood risks facing NASA's space launch sites at the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

  • Published: Oct 29th, 2019

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.

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.

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.

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

San Antonio is one of the most challenging cities for spring allergies sufferers, and rising temperatures are making it worse.

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering.

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.