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VA - Why some lawmakers are pushing for a Virginia flood board

Increased flooding and an influx of carbon market dollars driving legislative push

Northeast
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NJ - Change in requirements prompts delay in Atlantic City master plan release

Atlantic City is in the process of updating its master plan. A change in state law enacted as a draft document was nearing completion has delayed presenting a draft of the plan to the public. That is now expected in early 2022.

Northeast
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ME - Ten coastal communities band together to defend against flooding from climate change

Ten Maine communities on Casco Bay are banding together to develop defenses against coastal flooding caused by climate change.

Southeast
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SC - In Charleston, Floods Become a Fact of Life

As Vulava sees it, the only long-term solution for towns like Charleston is stark: a retreat from the coastline. “Current coastal development is not planning for climate change,” he said. “More work is needed. Too many existing homes within peninsular Charleston are under threat.”

International
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IRL - Number of coastal properties classed as at risk from flooding to increase

The number of coastal properties in Ireland previously considered under threat from coastal flooding due to climate change — some 70,000 — is likely to increase in the wake of a recent United Nations report.

Caribbean
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CARIB - Draft guidelines say no overwater bungalows in marine parks

The National Conservation Council is urging Cabinet to adopt newly drafted guidelines which would prevent overwater dwellings, such as the bungalows developers are seeking permission to build in Little Cayman, from being erected in marine protected areas.

Coastwide
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World - Investors Bet Climate Adaptation Will Soon Be Profitable

At this month’s climate talks in Scotland, a lot of time was spent condemning the shortage of money available to fight global warming.

Mid-Atlantic
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NY - Coney Islanders Push State to Relocate Ferry Landing Project, Citing Toxic Dredging

A cadre of Coney Island activists diligently monitoring the dredging of Coney Island Creek are calling on the state to end work on the peninsula’s coming ferry landing after new video shows toxic materials being dumped into the waterway.

Southeast
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FL - After 20 months of uncertainty, Gov. DeSantis names Wesley Brooks as Chief Resilience Officer

The state's first Chief Resilience Officer left for the Trump administration after six months on the job.

International
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World - UN backing a floating city in South Korea that can withstand floods

South Korea agreed to host a UN-backed floating city prototype on Thursday. The project's designers envision a flood-proof city that produces its own food and water. They expect to fully construct the prototype in Busan, a large port city, in 2025.

International
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AUS - Coastal areas need $30 billion protection spend: ICA report

Australian governments will need to spend $30 billion on coastal protection measures over the next 50 years as climate change increases risks to communities, properties and infrastructure, a report released today by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) says.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Reinsurers to absorb most of Louisiana Citizens $461m Ida loss

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance, the state-backed insurer of last resort, is expecting to incur $461 million in losses from Hurricane Ida, but says that the vast majority of losses will be absorbed by its reinsurance program.

International
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Ghana: Victims of Tidal Waves to Be Relocated ?

Ada — The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, has said government will consider relocating persons affected by the tidal waves along the coast of the country.

Pacific Northwest
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CAN - First fire, now floods: Why B.C. is trapped in a world of climate extremes

Extreme weather events are connected: With heat comes wildfires, and with wildfires come changes to the soil that can exacerbate the effects of heavy rainfall

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Appeal reveals clash in Cannon Beach over oceanfront development

Can Oregon cities uphold setback rules governing beachfront construction? Cannon Beach case may decide the issue.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Engineer on sea level rise: Longboat Key is ahead of other Florida communities

APTIM Environmental and Infrastructure is planning to complete Longboat Key's sea level rise study by June 2022.

Gulf of Mexico
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AL - This program to restore Alabama’s coastal environment and economy is expanding

A $7 million restoration project spawned in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is expanding.

Property

Indonesia's capital Jakarta is sinking. Here's how to stop this

As Indonesia’s capital and most populous megacity, Jakarta needs rapid solutions to tackle the problems of land subsidence and sea-level rise.

Coastwide
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SC - Communities consider 'managed retreat' from climate change

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Ricky Wright points to the bank of a creek to show one way his hometown has been affected by climate change. Many banks have eroded or collapsed, and now some favorite fishing spots that were once on solid ground are reachable only by boat.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Louisiana's insurer of last resort projects $463M in Ida losses, increases commercial limits

Louisiana’s insurer of last resort expects nearly half a billion dollars in losses as a result of property damage from Hurricane Ida, though it will only be on the hook for $35 million in payments thanks to its reinsurance coverage.

Southeast
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FL - Almost As Bad as Hurricane Matthew: Post-Storm Survey in Flagler Reveals Substantial Loss of Dunes

Last weekend’s nor’easter ripped through Flagler County’s dune structures and caused a lot more damage than originally thought, further weakening the dune line that has steadily been losing sand since it was rebuilt in 2018 for $20 million after Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. On-the-ground surveys and drone videos are documenting the extent of the damage.