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‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2019

Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.

CLIMATE PILE-UP: Global Warming’s Compounding Dangers

CLIMATE PILE-UP: Global Warming’s Compounding Dangers

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2019

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.

ON THIN ICE: How Climate Change is Shaping Winter Recreation

ON THIN ICE: How Climate Change is Shaping Winter Recreation

  • Published: Jan 23rd, 2019

Winters are heating up, with serious consequences for America’s cold-weather sports economy.

New Tool Forecasts Local Power Generation

New Tool Forecasts Local Power Generation

  • Published: Dec 10th, 2018

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.

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.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

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.

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.

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2018

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.