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USA - A Warmer World Quantifying climate risk goes mainstream

Data provided by a new online tool allows people to see the wildfire risk facing American communities and even specific properties for the first time. The system, from a nonprofit called the First Street Foundation, is part of a growing movement to quantify the risks created by natural disasters.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

Despite an admonition from federal authorities, Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s plan still steers aid disproportionately to whiter, inland counties at less risk of natural disasters.

Southeast
Property

FL - A Flooded Future: Who Will Stay & Who Will Go? Miami's confrontation with sea level rise

“We are taking on water from every direction. To me, it just feels especially cruel that this was meant to be an oasis, and people will not be able to live here in 100 years, people will probably not be here in 50 or so.” -- Kendall Resident

International
Property

AUS - Climate risk could make homes uninsurable

ONE in 25 Australian properties are likely to be uninsurable by 2030 due to increasing risks from extreme weather and climate change, new analysis from the Climate Council concludes.

Northeast
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DE - Delaware county backpedals wetland protections as development pressure mounts

Under pressure from homebuilders, officials in Delaware’s fastest-growing county are on the verge of approving new regulations for construction near wetlands and streams that, in some crucial instances, would provide less protection than the county’s existing 34-year-old code.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Weathering the storm: Homes collapsing on Outer Banks a reminder of NC coast's uncertain future

RODANTHE, N.C. — Debris was scattered along the Cape Hatteras Seashore this week after two unoccupied homes collapsed into the ocean.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Katrina survivors sued by Louisiana after using grant money to rebuild

After Hurricane Katrina, struggling homeowners said, they were told not to worry about the fine print when they received grants to elevate their homes.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Storm brings down second beach house, NC 12 still closed

Two unoccupied houses crumbled into the surf Tuesday in Rodanthe, as winds and waves continued to rage during a prolonged storm on the Outer Banks that has also caused traffic delays on N.C. 12 and ferry cancellations.

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USA - Cities Brace for Apocalyptic Flooding As New Age of Super Storms Dawns

There are a million ways to die in New York City but drowning in a rainstorm is not something many New Yorkers have ever worried about.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - Unqualified short-term rental owners fined for not being in compliance with new ordinance

A spokesperson with the City told 3News that 101 citations have been issued by Code Enforcement to short-term rental operators who are not registered.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

NY - Residents of Low-Lying Brooklyn Share Growing Concern Over Rising Sea Levels and Increasing Flood Risks

Recent United Nations research estimates sea levels are likely to rise by 6 to 12 inches by midcentury, and up to two feet by the end of the century.

Southeast
Property

FL - Homebuyers in Coastal Florida Are Not Factoring Sea Level Rise Risk into Home Prices

In the recent Freddie Mac Research Note “Sea Level Rise and Impact on Home Prices in Coastal Florida,” analysis showed that home prices in coastal Florida may not be taking into account the future risk of rising sea levels.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Drowning in dirt: How homebuilders are making floods worse

The soul of this Florida Panhandle city lives in the Tanyard, a 200-year-old neighborhood so steeped in history that locals give it an extra capital “T” — as in “The Tanyard.”

Gulf of Mexico
Property

GOM - New Tool from UCF-led Team Shows Homeowners and Renters the True Cost of Disasters

The tool can provide disaster readiness reports for 13.3 million addresses in 196 counties along the Gulf of Mexico — including all of Florida, and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

Coastwide
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USA - Hurricane Season 2022 Forecast

The Atlantic hurricane season is just a few weeks away with the official start arriving on June 1st. Forecasters are already predicting a active season.There is even a good chance for a preseason storm to develop for the third year in a row.

West Coast
Property

CA - The Fight Over Managed Retreat (with news compilation)

SEA-LEVEL RISE BRINGS CONCERN TO MALIBU COASTAL LAND OWNERS WHO MAY BE FORCED TO AGREE TO UNPRECEDENTED RESTRICTIONS UPON NEW CONSTRUCTION.

International
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World - Revealed – the business sectors now facing a greater threat from climate change

The global offshore energy and shipping industries are facing a greater-than-expected threat from climate change as extreme weather becomes more frequent, according to a new report from Chaucer.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Climate change expert Rob Young presenting at CivicCon in Pensacola

Professor Rob Young is an expert on how climate change, sea level rise and storm impacts will affect America's coastal cities.

International
Property

NZ - Sea level rise: 'NZ cannot afford to protect everything we have built'

New Zealand cannot afford to put back everything that will be damaged by rising sea levels, the Climate Change Commissioner says, as new data shows an earlier risk of inundation than expected.

Coastwide
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USA - After the Flood

Climate resiliency, in practice, is slow, frustrating, expensive, and so very necessary

International
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World - Urbanized knowledge syndrome—erosion of diversity and systems thinking in urbanites' mental models

Coastal ecosystems nearby human societies collectively shape complex social-ecological systems (SESs). These ecosystems support high levels of ecological biodiversity while providing resources and services to humans. However, shoreline armoring, land transformation, and urban homogenization across urbanized coastal areas may degrade natural ecosystems and alter how humans and nature are connected. We hypothesize that these alterations extend to residents’ knowledge of SESs.

International
Property

India - Circular link between climate change and real estate sector

Progressing climate change has become a worldwide challenge. Key greenhouse gas emitters are construction, transport, and manufacturing sectors. Climate change has increased the incidences of extreme weather occurrences which may cause impairment to human life, health properties, economy, environment, and culture.

International
Property

UK - Which geo-environmental risks should property lawyers (and our clients) be most concerned about?

Lawyers and environmental data - My fellow solicitors and their Professional Support Lawyers sometimes tell me they feel besieged by an ever-increasing number of different types of environmental reports which they are required or encouraged to commission: reports for flooding, contaminated land, ground stability and other types of geo-environmental risks.

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USA - Insurance premiums are rising fast in these flood-prone states, and it’s far from over

During the pandemic-fueled Great Migration of people moving from coastal cities to warmer and more affordable states, Florida and Texas came out big winners. But while populations are booming in these states, more homeowners there than any others are seeing their insurance premiums soar.