A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.
‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to the coronavirus this year, with people of color living in polluted areas continuing to feel the worst effects.
Not all disasters are created equal—check which type of billion-dollar weather and climate disaster has occurred the most in your state.
Can you guess which state has experienced the most billion-dollar climate disasters? See NOAA’s 40-year dataset
The 2010s had the most billion-dollar disasters in 34 of 52 states and territories (65%)
With four decades of disaster data, the trend is not our friend. Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters are rising in most states, even after adjusting for inflation