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.

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.

Ozone Season Lengths Across the Country

Ozone Season Lengths Across the Country

  • Published: Jul 31st, 2019

As long as ozone season sticks around, so do concerns about the health risks of poor air quality. Check out where ozone is an issue across the country.

Explainer: How Ground-Level Ozone Is Formed

Explainer: How Ground-Level Ozone Is Formed

  • Published: Jul 31st, 2019

Ground-level ozone is a hazardous air pollutant and a key component of smog. Here’s how it forms.

How Ozone Levels Are Changing in Your City

How Ozone Levels Are Changing in Your City

  • Published: Jul 31st, 2019

Ozone pollution can reach unhealthy levels in your city. Here’s how the number of unhealthy ozone days have changed over time.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2019

Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

  • Published: Jul 10th, 2019

Climate change is making summer scorchers all the more extreme—check the trend for area.