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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.
Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.
Minor floods, and the damage and disruption they cause, have grown far more common in the last few decades.
Rising costs from flooding and erosion are prompting Americans, military bases and government agencies to opt for more natural alternatives.
Scientists used state-of-the-art sensors to collect more data on the Southern Ocean than ever before, learning the ocean is absorbing less heat-trapping pollution than previously thought.
Arizona's low living costs and friendly culture make it an appealing state in which to settle, which could drive up its population as sea-level rise and fierce storms drive coastal residents inland.
These images show long-term sea level rise stakes for the Caribbean.
Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate stories from the U.S. in 2017.