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New Coastal Risk Screening Tool Supports Sea Level Rise and Flood Mapping by Year, Water Level, and Elevation Dataset

New Coastal Risk Screening Tool Supports Sea Level Rise and Flood Mapping by Year, Water Level, and Elevation Dataset

  • Published: Mar 12th, 2020

Climate Central today announced the release of its global Coastal Risk Screening Tool to generate customizable, localized maps of projected sea level rise and coastal flood risks by year, water level, and elevation.

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2020

The Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

Report: The Case of the Shifting Snow

Report: The Case of the Shifting Snow

  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2020

Snow keeps our planet cooler, significantly affects water resources, and is a revealing indicator of climate change. 

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.

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

  • Published: Nov 13th, 2019

Batteries are having a moment. A new Solutions Brief by Climate Central describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the U.S., and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions while making our power grid more resilient to extreme weather.

Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

  • Published: Nov 4th, 2019

Portland’s trees are also playing an underappreciated role every time it rains: They’re helping us prevent major flooding and avoid erosion; they are literally holding Multnomah County together.

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.