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The Overlooked Risk of Levees As Rainfall Rises

The Overlooked Risk of Levees As Rainfall Rises

  • Published: May 5th, 2017

Levees pose an often overlooked residual flood threat, and that may only increase with warming.

The U.S. is Poised to Set a Record-Setting Record

The U.S. is Poised to Set a Record-Setting Record

  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2017

Record February heat is kickstarting spring from the Southeast to the Midwest.

Congress Protects Coasts From Climate Change With Mud

Congress Protects Coasts From Climate Change With Mud

  • Published: Feb 14th, 2017

The federal government will use mud from dredging projects to protect coasts from erosion and rising seas.

Coastal Cities Could Flood Three Times a Week by 2045

Coastal Cities Could Flood Three Times a Week by 2045

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2017

East Coast communities could flood three times a week within 30 years as seas rise and land sinks.

Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

  • Published: Feb 6th, 2017

More frequent heat waves will drive up electricity demand, potentially costing billions in infrastructure upgrades.

It’s Official: 2016 Was Second Hottest Year for U.S.

It’s Official: 2016 Was Second Hottest Year for U.S.

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2017

2016 was the second hottest year on record for the U.S. and the 20th consecutive year above average.

New EU Wood Energy Rules Threaten Climate, Forests

New EU Wood Energy Rules Threaten Climate, Forests

  • Published: Dec 19th, 2016

European power plants could keep claiming to be green while billowing pollution from wood until 2030.

Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

  • Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Intense drought and powerful winds conspired to whip a massive wildfire that endangered Gatlinburg, Tenn.