West Coast

'Rivers in the sky' sparking flood damage in western US will only get bigger and wetter due to global warming

The researchers found that across the 11 western states, of the $50.8 billion of total estimated flood damages during 1978 to 2017, atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of these damages, exceeding 99% in some areas of the coastal states.

More than half a million hermit crabs have died after being trapped in plastic bottles and other rubbish on two remote islands - a survey has found. (Pictured: Crab using a tin as a shell on an island in the Pacific Ocean)

Half-million crabs killed by plastic debris on remote islands

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This photo from July shows the Mud Creek slide on Highway 1 where crews worked to repair and re-create parts of the road.(Caltrans)

Caltrans prepares for climate change impacts to California's transportation system

Water floods the Low Battery during Tropical Storm Irma on September 11, 2017. Charleston city staff, preparing for the city’s first sea-level rise project, will meet with Murray Boulevard residents Wednesday night to share details — when work is expected to begin and what traffic closures may look like. File/Matthew Fortner/Staff

SC - Charleston’s iconic Low Battery won’t remain low much longer as city eyes rising seas

The nonprofit Surfrider Foundation gave Florida a 'D' for coastal management, because the state is not sufficiently prepared for sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. (Photo: Surfrider Foundation)

FL - Surfing group gives Florida a 'D' for coastal management

Waves crash through sand dunes into a pool at a rental cottage in Avon, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 as Hurricane Maria approaching the Outer Banks. Daniel Pullen

NC - “The waves have washed away all the dunes": Avon, N.C., seeking fix for eroding shoreline