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Harsher Storms and Rising Waters Are Forcing Norfolk to Sink or Adapt

NORFOLK, Va. — On a recent driving tour of this mid-size port city at the southern end of Chesapeake Bay, Christine Morris, the city’s chief …

The Village That Will Be Swept Away

Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.<p>NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms with what had become increasingly obvious: They could no longer fight back the rising waters.<p>Their homes perched on a …

Global warming fueling fewer but stronger hurricanes, study says

Warmer ocean temperatures appear to be fueling more intense hurricanes at the expense of the overall number of storms, says a new study published today in Nature Climate Change.<p>Over the past decade, studies have analyzed ad nauseam how warmer temperatures might be changing the annual number of …

Southeast Asia faces increasingly intense climate events: analysts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Densely populated Asian islands and countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines and those in Southeast Asia particularly are likely to face more intense climate events in future, analysts said on Thursday.<p>Islands are especially vulnerable …

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FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money

(TNS) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency …

'Megadroughts' Predicted to Ravage the Southwest

The Southwest, including California, along with the Great Plains states, will endure long-lasting “megadroughts” in the second half of this century, …

Governments Must Persuade Private Sector To Invest In Protecting Cities, Experts Say

By Alisa Tang<p>BANGKOK, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments must persuade businesses to invest in protecting cities from natural disasters, and climate and development experts should heed the needs of poor communities hardest hit by climate catastrophes, experts said.<p>Some 80 percent of …

Flooding Could Become a Daily Problem in North Carolina by 2045, Report Says

(TNS) — North Carolina’s coast will see more frequent and more destructive floods at high tide over the next 30 years, several studies say — even on …

Before sea level rises, Miami Beach officials want to raise West Avenue 1½ to 2 feet

In an area that has seen its fair share of roadwork during the past few years, city officials want to raise West Avenue between 1½ to 2 feet during …

Salem vs climate change

SALEM — Climate change might seem like a problem that needs a global solution, but the city of Salem has decided to take matters into its own …

The Climate Science Behind New England’s Historic Blizzard

Another epic blizzard is bearing down on New England. There is a “big part” played by “human-induced climate change,” especially warming-fueled ocean …

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Global Warming

A cyclist and vehicles negotiate heavily flooded Miami streets last September during heavy rains and high tides, illustrating the city’s …

Route Fifty

State Sales Tax Collections Finally Move Into the Internet Age The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates …

Research shows California drought is the worst in 1,200 years

This past week may have brought a much-needed dose of rain to southern California, but the region still continues to suffer under devastating drought …

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Flooding could worsen Pakistan's water shortage, experts warn

In an ironic twist, extreme rainfall is pushing an already thirsty country toward catastrophic water shortages<p>By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra …

Invest now or face 'irreversible' effects of climate change, U.N. panel warns

The cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don't take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations' panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.<p>In its "synthesis report," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that the …

Feds outline climate change plans

The Obama administration released thousands of pages on Friday documenting federal agencies’ vulnerabilities to climate change and what those …

Innovative Plans Help Cities Effectively Live with Water

If predictions about weather patterns and sea-level rise prove correct, living with large amounts of water will become an inevitable part of the …

Can we climate-proof cities? Six of the best conclusions from SXSW Eco 2014

This week the city of Austin played host to SXSW Eco, the international conference on the future of sustainability. Following the global climate marches and summit of last month, its tagline, “Where urgency meets opportunity”, seemed apt. We know the problems that climate change poses: but what are …

Few U.S. states preparing for climate change, study says

Fewer than half of American states are working to protect themselves from climate change, despite more detailed warnings from scientists that communities are already being damaged, according to a new online clearinghouse of states' efforts compiled by the Georgetown Climate Center.<p>Fourteen states …

Pentagon unveils plan for military's response to climate change

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military will address the effects of climate change.<p>Rising global temperatures, increasing sea levels and intensifying weather events will challenge …

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50,000 passengers expected to be affected by airline strike<p>Trump doubles tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey<p>A baby walrus, cliff diving and a …

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Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten US East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years (2014)

Video of Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming<p>Today scores of coastal communities are seeing more frequent …

Why is Commissioner Amanda Fritz 'concerned' about Chief Resilience Officer proposal?

Does Portland really need a new government administrator called a Chief Resilience Officer?<p>Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz has a long list of …

Protecting N.J. from the next Sandy: Opinion

<b>By Jane Bullock and Damon Coppola</b><p>We would all like to discount Hurricane Sandy as a once-in-a-lifetime event. That it struck so close on the heels of …

New Analysis Shows Global Exposure to Sea Level Rise

<b>EDITOR'S NOTE:</b> For this project, Climate Central has worked closely with The Upshot at the New York Times, where an interactive graphic and more …

The imminent threat to the U.S. that gets ignored

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Sally Kohn: The U.S. was quick to accept that ISIS could pose a potential threat<br>• She says this weekend's climate march in New York highlights a known threat<br>• Studies show the U.S. is already feeling the harmful effects of higher temperatures, she says<br>• Kohn: Democrats and Republicans …