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LA - FEMA shares Hurricane Laura recovery statistics after 6 months

Six months ago, communities across 21 parishes in Louisiana experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Laura.

West Coast
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CA - Judge Tosses California Coastline Signpost Suit

The owners of an oceanfront home lost their claims against the city of Malibu relating to their plan to install signposts marking where the public beach ends and their private property begins.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - What New Flood Insurance Rates Could Mean For Louisiana

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to release new rates this fall, and it’s likely to result in an increase in premiums for Louisiana homeowners. One study finds rates would need to quadruple for the program to stay afloat.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Homes threatened by seawall collapse

LINCOLN BEACH — Early Saturday morning, several Lincoln Beach residents awoke to find a seawall on Lincoln Avenue had collapsed from erosion, dozens of its 35-foot tall concrete pilings breaking free and tumbling onto the beach below by Monday afternoon.

Mid-Atlantic
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MD - Naval Academy Increasingly Affected by Rising Tides, Superintendent Says

WASHINGTON — The waterfront of the U.S. Naval Academy is more frequently being affected by rising sea levels, the academy’s superintendent said.

Southeast
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FL - Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.

Southeast
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FL - House Speaker Unveils Plan To Deal With Florida's Rising Seas, Flooding

Florida lawmakers Friday unveiled a series of bills they say would protect homeowners and businesses from rising seas and flooding brought on by climate change.

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Beaufort County’s flood risks could cause insurance rates to skyrocket, study shows

More than 70,000 Beaufort County homes are likely to experience some form of damage due to flooding over the next 30 years, which could cause insurance rates to skyrocket, according to a nationwide study released this week.

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Homes flooded as Intracoastal Waterway still rising near Myrtle Beach

SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) — Residents along Folly Road in Socastee are dealing with major flood levels as the Intracoastal Waterway reaches 18.1 feet.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Home demolitions help with flooding in Pender, Brunswick counties

Flooding is not uncommon in coastal North Carolina following heavy rains and hurricanes.

Southeast
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FL - A Tax Break for Residents of Flood-Prone Areas? Florida House Floats Sea Rise Proposals

Floridians would be asked to approve a tax break for people who elevate their homes to avoid the threat of flooding, while up to $100 million a year would be set aside to help local governments combat rising sea levels, under proposals announced Friday by House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor.

Southeast
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FL - House leader seeks $100 million per year to fight sea-level rise but resists mention of man-made causes

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls called for a state investment of $100 million per year to fight sea-level rise and inland flooding, plus creation of a research hub at the University of Central Florida’s St. Petersburg campus to study those problems.

Northeast
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NJ - Feds give $3 million to elevate flood-prone Ocean City homes

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is giving more than $8 million to two New Jersey towns to elevate flood-prone homes, including a Jersey Shore resort dealing with the effects of rising sea levels.

International
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AUS - Climate Hazard and Risk Analysis at the Property Level: A New Frontier for Australian Bankers, Insurers and Investors

As climate change causes an increase in frequency and severity of natural disasters such as bushfires and floods, forward-thinking Australian businesses will put climate-related risk management at the top of their agendas. CoreLogic’s Dr Pierre Wiart writes that the businesses with a sophisticated way of quantifying hazards and risk exposure – right down to the individual property level – stand to gain a considerable advantage.

Southeast
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FL - Can DeSantis Tackle Climate Change Without Admitting It’s Real?

When Ron DeSantis was running for governor in 2018, he found himself in a quandary.

Coastwide
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USA - Assessing Social Equity in Disasters

Natural hazard impacts and resources allocated for risk reduction and disaster recovery are often inequitably distributed. New research is developing and applying methods to measure these inequities.

Gulf of Mexico
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AL - Flooding Concerns for Coastal Alabama Residents as Sea Levels Rise

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — No, it's not your imagination. Sea levels are rising. And while you can debate the reasons all you want, it's already happening.

Southeast
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FL - Florida GOP Lawmakers Question Adding $1B in Debt for Desantis' Resiliency Fund for Climate Change

TALLAHASSEE — A few years ago, Republican lawmakers were averse to publicly acknowledging climate change, outside of rising sea levels affecting some coastal South Florida communities.

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USA - The Worst Climate Disasters in US History

One impact of climate change is that the number and severity of climate-related disasters is on the rise.

Southeast
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FL - Questions Swirl Around Funding For State Program Dealing With Extreme Weather, Sea Level Rise

A few years ago, Republican lawmakers were averse to publicly acknowledging climate change, outside of rising sea levels affecting some coastal South Florida communities.

Mid-Atlantic
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VA - Stormwater Utility Fee Doubling Approved In Alexandria

The stormwater utility fee increase is expected to generate more funds to address stormwater capacity amid recent flooding issues.

International
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World - You Need All 6 Pieces of the Puzzle to Build Urban Resilience, but Too Often It's Politics That Leaves a Gap

With most of the world’s people now living in urban areas, the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of urban resilience. It’s just as important for adapting to climate change.

International
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World - Why Climate Change Vulnerability Is Bad for Sovereign Credit Ratings?

Climate change can have deep consequences on a country’s finances, a recent report from the IMF showed. According to the report, a country’s vulnerability to climate change can impact its creditworthiness, borrowing cost, and, ultimately, the likelihood of debt default.

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USA - First Street Foundation publishes report on economic loss from flooding

A new report, “The Cost of Climate”, quantifies the financial impact of flood risk carried by American homeowners and how those risks, and their associated costs, are growing as flood risks worsen due to a changing climate.

International
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Isreal - Oil spill stains Israeli shoreline in country's worst natural disaster in decades

Environmental Protection Ministry examining European Maritime Safety Agency report oil spill was detected some 50 km from Israel's shoreline last week. IDF to join cleanup effort.

Southeast
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FL - Stop the ill-guided effort to strip local oversight of vacation rentals| Opinion

The state Senate and House have filed vacation rental preemption bills HB 219 and SB 522, which will take away local government oversight over vacation rentals and export that responsibility to an overburdened state agency 300 miles away

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USA - Flood-Prone Homeowners Could See Major Rate Hikes in FEMA Flood Insurance Changes, New Study Finds

With a major overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program just months away, new data released Monday by the First Street Foundation suggests hundreds of thousands of homeowners in the riskiest locations across America could face massive rate hikes starting in October.

International
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World - Despite Sea-Level Rise Risks, Migration To Some Threatened Coastal Areas May Increase

In coming decades as coastal communities around the world are expected to encounter sea-level rise, the general expectation has been that people’s migration toward the coast will slow or reverse in many places.

International
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World - In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict

The region is the poster child for insecurities already brought on by global warming.

Southeast
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FL - FL Legislature 2021: Lawmakers Will Address Symptoms of Climate Change, but What About Causes?

As climate-change denial gradually fades, Republicans leading all three branches of government in Florida face a reckoning: How will the state pay for damage climate change already has wrought and how bad will things get if leaders don’t address the causes?

West Coast
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CA - Opinion: California Needs a More Flexible Approach for Planning for Sea Level Rise Across the State

The state of California has changed its sea level rise guidance for state agencies and coastal communities, now advising in new “Principles for Aligned State Action” that Californians employ a single sea level rise target — plan for 3.5 feet by 2050 — as opposed to the more flexible approach the state used in the past.

International
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IRL - Our Dunes Are Dying – But if We Move Quickly, We Can Save Them

Our beautiful sandy beaches are a major tourist pull. But the dunes that border them are under threat from climate change and, most especially, human footfall. Deirdre Hurley says there is a solution – if we act now.

West Coast
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CA - San Diego Launches Campaign to Make City More Resilient to Climate Change

Faced with several recent studies showing climate change will make San Diego highly vulnerable to sea level rise and severe wildfires, city officials are launching a campaign to make the city more resilient and better prepared.

International
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World - Lessons for Cities, Companies Worldwide From ULI

The Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Land Institute collaborated on a new study—Building Climate Resilience in Cities Worldwide: 10 Principles to Forge a Cooperative Ecosystem.

West Coast
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CA - The Colossal Weight of Cities Is Making Them Sink, Even as Sea Levels Are Rising

Cities don't just have sea level rises to worry about – they're also slowly sinking under the weight of their own development, according to new research, which emphasises the importance of factoring subsidence into models of climate change risk.

Southeast
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FL - Bill To Create Florida Sea-Level Rise Task Force Passes First Committee

Florida could soon have official state projections for how sea-level rise and flooding could impact the state’s coastline.

Northeast
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NY - Overhaul Zoning for a Changing Climate

New York City’s floodplain is home to 55,000 rent-regulated homes, a figure that’s likely to double, if not triple, by 2050 as sea levels rise and the floodplain increases.

Northeast
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ME - Climate Change Talk to Focus on Creating Coastal Resiliency

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and marine geologist Peter Slovinsky will hold a public conversation on how coastal communities can be more resilient to climate change.

Mid-Atlantic
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MD - Rising waters could mean disaster for Chesapeake

This USA Today Network special report explores solutions to deep threats that flow through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland as the Susquehanna River feeds the Chesapeake Bay — with life and death.

International
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World - President of Seychelles: Hotel development will continue despite protests

(Seychelles News Agency) - The Anse à la Mouche hotel development project will continue in its current form, the president of Seychelles said Monday after providing clearer information after objections made by concerned citizens.