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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.

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

  • Published: Oct 16th, 2019

Continental Electric Construction Co. has been adapting as technologies and the climate have changed—during the past two years it installed 59 solar projects across Illinois that can provide 33 MW of power—more than 10 times the capacity...

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2019

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements.