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Want to Build a Delaware Beach House? Expect Regular Floodwaters in 30 Years

Want to Build a Delaware Beach House? Expect Regular Floodwaters in 30 Years

  • Published: Nov 13th, 2018

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.

Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm

Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2018

Minor floods, and the damage and disruption they cause, have grown far more common in the last few decades.

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2018

Most U.S. cities have experienced an increase in the average number of mosquito disease danger days each year. El Paso's increase was larger than most, raising risks of West Nile infections.

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2018

Climate change is causing a change in location of disease-carrying mosquitoes as the world warms, likely leading to a significant public health challenge in the U.S.

Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2018

Missouri farms as carbon storehouse? A new study finds big potential in the Show Me State.

Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat

Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2018

Air conditioning is becoming more vital as temperatures rise, pushing up utility bills and putting comfortable levels of cooling out of the reach of some.

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Report: The High Cost of Hot

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2018

As additional carbon pollution continues to trap more and more heat in the atmosphere, the higher temperatures that result can come with a hefty price tag.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

  • Published: Dec 27th, 2017

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.