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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.
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.
“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
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.
RODANTHE, N.C. — Debris was scattered along the Cape Hatteras Seashore this week after two unoccupied homes collapsed into the ocean.
After Hurricane Katrina, struggling homeowners said, they were told not to worry about the fine print when they received grants to elevate their homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ZBA issues a single special permit with multiple conditions
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.
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.”
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.
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.
SEA-LEVEL RISE BRINGS CONCERN TO MALIBU COASTAL LAND OWNERS WHO MAY BE FORCED TO AGREE TO UNPRECEDENTED RESTRICTIONS UPON NEW CONSTRUCTION.
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.
Professor Rob Young is an expert on how climate change, sea level rise and storm impacts will affect America's coastal cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.