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MA - MIT, Tulane Researchers Report Rising Sea Levels, Danger for Boston

Some of you remember summer visits to the Drive-In to see the horror movies that dominated the 1980s. You remember the villain lurking outside the house and screaming at the oblivious occupants to get out, which they never ever did. Movie after movie, those kids never got the picture.

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FL - Florida to be ‘insurer of last resort’ for 766,000 properties by year’s end

In November, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. – Florida’s state-backed “insurer of last resort” in a state abandoned by large corporate property insurers – predicted its enrollment would increase by more than 100,000 by the end of 2021 with 630,000 properties insured by the state.

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AL - Alabama EMA urges homeowners to purchase flood insurance

With heavy rains drenching parts of Alabama, flooding has become an issue in many communities.

International
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Int'l - Funding for research to create sustainable future for our coastal economies

Funding for new research to help build a sustainable future for the UK’s marine environment was awarded to the University of Portsmouth today.

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LA - Gov. Edwards Announces Start of Construction on West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project

Today, Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system

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VA - SHORELINE HELP MONEY ON ITS WAY

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation received a $1 million grant to expand living shorelines in rural coastal Virginia that would reduce erosion and benefit water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, a spokesperson said this week.

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US - Corps project aims to restore Mississippi’s island habitat

A project to restore island habitat in the Mississippi River near Grafton will begin this summer.

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ME - State offers $10 million in case Portland Harbor dredging grant denied

Portland is again looking for $24 million to remove silt from harbor wharves, and Maine lawmakers will back part of the project if federal money doesn't come through.

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Int'l - As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.

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US - Coral reefs prevent more than $1.8 billion a year in U.S. flood damage

But climate change and habitat destruction threaten reefs and their ability to offer this protection.

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NY - Flooding shows risks to city posed by increasing storm deluges

Cars crawling through a foot of water on the Harlem River Drive. Straphangers wading through chest-high pools to get from subway platform to stairway. Water racing down Dyckman Street and pooling along Broadway in Upper Manhattan.

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LA - Home of Uncertainty: The costs of climate change hit housing

It was 117 degrees in the normally temperate Pacific Northwest late last month. A few days later, an entire town in British Columbia was nearly wiped off the map when it was hit by an eerie phenomenon known as “fire clouds” and wildfires. Not to be outdone, the Gulf of Mexico then caught on fire when a pipeline ruptured.

International
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Int'l - Large number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise - and that could stop them from taking action

Following a recent storm surge in Wellington, some media coverage expressed surprise that 30cm of sea-level rise - an unavoidable amount projected to happen by the middle of this century - would turn a one-in-100-year coastal flood into an annual event.

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Int'l - Deltares: Better projections of climate change impact

Sandy coastlines are wide spread across the globe. They evolve in time due to the supply and removal of sand, which makes them vulnerable to changes in their sand budget, said Deltares.

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FL - Pressure Mounts to Expand Miami-Dade's Urban Development Boundary

Developers seek to expand the boundary near Homestead and West Miami to add industrial and residential development

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NJ - In Atlantic City, rising seas threaten an already struggling industry

ATLANTIC CITY — Whether it’s a nor’easter, tropical system or even a full moon with an east wind, restaurant manager Elvis Cadavid will survey the kitchen at Vagabond Kitchen + Tap House and brace himself.

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Int'l - With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties?

The major storm surge and coastal flooding in Wellington earlier this month was another reminder that the sea is now lapping close to a lot of New Zealand’s front doors. The ominous question is: who will pay when it crosses the threshold?

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World - Global insurance and reinsurance leaders establish alliance to accelerate transition to net-zero emissions economy

Net-Zero Insurance Alliance committed to join Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero and UN Race to Zero; plus Net-Zero Banking Alliance and Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance announce updates

Caribbean
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CARIB - Revealed – Hurricane Elsa damage estimates

The insured loss to onshore properties from Hurricane Elsa will be around $290 million -- $240 million in the US and $50 million in the Caribbean, according to catastrophe modeling firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC).

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US - Surge in Hurricane Activity May Be Rebound After Dip Decades Ago

New research suggests an increase in major hurricanes is actually a rebound from a drop in tropical activity from the 1960s to 80s, but the findings don’t necessarily mean climate change is not affecting the frequency or intensity of the storms.

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SC - East Carolina University: STORMY OUTLOOK

A new paper published by an East Carolina University researcher in the Department of Coastal Studies shines light on the effect human-ma ...

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US - Esri Makes National Geospatial Datasets Available to Support Infrastructure Development, Disaster Response

Esri has opened access to its collection of cartographic boundary files and demographic data, known as the National Geospatial Data Assets, in a push to support decision-making in disaster response, infrastructure development and other areas of national concern.

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FL - Fall of Surfside condo unleashes frenzy of building enforcement action

Collapse of Champlain Towers South introduces new term to the unaware: 40-year certification.

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