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A new study has found that affordable housing in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California will be at particular risk
Earlier this month, Iota became the 30th named storm in 2020, making this year's Atlantic hurricane season -- which ends today -- one for the record books.
Rents are up 4-6% in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but have been falling in L.A. and Orange counties since the pandemic hit.
GULFPORT, Fla. — A historic and relentless hurricane season is finally coming to an end. Monday marks the final day.
Taxpayers are backing more than a trillion dollars in home mortgages, but the agencies buying them are neglecting to consider climate risks.
CHAMP, Md. — Eric Bedsworth’s day of reckoning arrived a year ago.
Marin faces three natural disasters related either to fire, water and the shaking of the earth.
Multiple levels of governments addressing the issue
China’s western region and in particular the municipality of Chongqing with its population of over 31 million, which includes the megacity of the same name, could benefit from cooperation on topics such as disaster insurance, with catastrophe bonds seen as an opportunity, according to the Singapore government’s Monetary Authority.
With climate a major issue in two Senate runoff elections, the state’s voters need look no further than coastal Brunswick for potential risks.
No state is entirely safe from the threat of natural disasters, but some stand a better chance of surviving the storm.
Some of the worst storms in U.S. history have hit around Thanksgiving, disrupting transportation and claiming lives. The following are five of the most destructive and deadliest of those storms.
Despite the crazy year we’ve had so far, it looks like our Thanksgiving weather will be quiet.
The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States.
A new FEMA index considers socioeconomic factors in evaluating community disaster vulnerability
Storms or tropical cyclones usually get the blame when Australia's beaches suffer severe erosion. But on the New South Wales north coast at Byron Bay, another force is at play.
Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by.
The team will identify facilities at risk for flood-induced chemical spills and support efforts to mitigate potential impacts on nearby communities.
On Oct. 19, 2020, the City Planning Commission certified for public review a proposed citywide text amendment known as Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency (ZCFR).
Ross Wood took the oath of office on November 2 to become the new mayor of Grove Hill and got to work focusing on the small town’s Hurricane Zeta clean-up.
Intact Adaptation Action Grants awarded to projects that are helping people and communities adapt to floods, wildfire and extreme heat
Tropical Storm Eta caused considerable beach erosion on the Gulf Coast. It may mean our coastline is in danger from a future storm.
Two powerful hurricanes battered Central America in a matter of weeks, but the scope of the damage has taken longer to capture, as rescuers struggle to reach isolated communities.
As climate change brings more intense storms and rising seas, Britain faces rapidly growing and shifting flood threats - something few of those at risk are yet aware of, officials and insurers said on Friday.
Greenland is the largest island in the world and has the largest ice mass in the Northern Hemisphere. When all that ice has melted, the sea will rise Over 7 meters.
Recent erosion worst in many years
Virtually every property owner who built seawalls in an exclusive oceanfront community south of Myrtle Beach has torn down the walls they hoped would protect the neighborhood’s high-end homes from rising tides and storms.
GRINDSTONE CITY — Brandt Rousseaux loves the water, having spent two decades in the Coast Guard long before settling in this small community at the tip of Michigan’s thumb. But lately, gazing upon the shoreline from a fishing boat in Lake Huron has become an exercise in frustration.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clearer Wednesday as images emerged showing piles of wind-tossed lumber that used to be homes and concrete walls that were pounded into pieces by the second Category 4 storm to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast in two weeks.
Raging California wildfires on one coast and the most active Atlantic hurricane season in history on the other are just two examples of how our climate is changing. It's also changing how the insurance industry prepares for increased risk of property damage and in some cases, in trying to prevent it.
Brandt Rousseaux loves the water, having spent two decades in the Coast Guard long before settling in this small community at the tip of Michigan’s thumb. But lately, gazing upon the shoreline from a fishing boat in Lake Huron has become an exercise in frustration.
More than 21 days after Hurricane Zeta carved through Alabama, county and city officials are asking: Where is the federal disaster declaration?
Proposed changes to the zoning code would allow property owners in areas facing flood risks to take steps to protect their assets. But it would neither require nor fund such work.
King tides are the year’s highest and lowest tides, occurring when there is alignment of the gravitational pull between the sun, moon and Earth.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), issued a letter to DFS-regulated banks and non-bank institutions discussing the financial risks of climate change and outlining its expectations with respect to risk management processes, governance frameworks and business strategies.
A life preserver of sorts will be available to homeowners submerged in the troubling waters of flooding, according to the National Association of Realtors— that is thanks to action the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced last week, related to the extended availability of additional private flood insurance options to U.S. consumers.
Tropical Storm Eta taught islanders to expect the unexpected.
What are the most common misconceptions about the Sustainable Sites category in LEEDv4.1 and the ability to adapt to natural disasters?
Pacific Islands are on the forefront of bearing the effects of climate change, which are becoming more apparent every year.
A slightly weakened Hurricane Iota began whipping a remote coastal area of Nicaragua with catastrophic winds and storm surges on Monday, as the region’s leaders blamed climate change for destructive weather pushing millions closer to hunger.
With global travel curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding comfort in planning future trips. But imagine that you finally arrive in Venice and the “floating city” is flooded.
On a still day, floating in a flat-bottomed boat in the waters that stretch like sheets of glass between the mainland and the barrier islands off Virginia’s Eastern Shore, it’s hard to believe anything in this corner of the world has ever changed at all.
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Tropical Storm Eta did more damage to our area than you might think.
Scientists say global warming is likely to fuel more intense storms. But earlier projections of an overall drop in the number of storms are not holding up.
Ever since Charleston got deluged with four consecutive years of serious storms beginning in 2015, the city has focused intensely on its own vulnerability as one of the nation’s lowest lying coastal cities — one that has flooded since its earliest days and faces ever greater risks from a warming planet and rising seas.
The impact of climate change may be most visible in the Arctic, but the former commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island argued Wednesday that it and other coastal bases face drastic threats from the warming planet.
The same day Charleston warned residents to prepare for coastal flooding and rising waters, the harsh realities of the city’s vulnerability to disasters was dropped on government leaders.
Eta remained a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon as it prepared to skirt past the heavily populated Tampa Bay region in Florida and crash ashore in the coming hours somewhere to the north along the Gulf of Mexico coast.
In Seattle, "the big one" -- a massive earthquake that could devastate the region -- represents an ominous threat.
A new study is the first to look at how climate change may make hurricanes more destructive, even after they strike land.
The South African city is one of only 13 C40 cities in Africa, yet its latest climate strategy includes language that is self-defeating.
Tropical Storm Theta formed in the Atlantic Monday night. It poses no threat to land but was notable nonetheless, making 2020 a record-breaking hurricane season.
Florida is home to pristine beaches, diverse and exotic wildlife, and unparalleled natural landscapes.
Extreme weather events took the spotlight again in October as the nation saw raging wildfires, record hurricane activity and record snowfall in some parts.
On Nov. 10, NASA will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air force Base in California. Its payload: a Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, equipped with instruments that will dramatically improve measurement of changes in sea level around the world.
Few places in the Charleston region have witnessed as much change during the past generation as the Cainhoy peninsula.
Kiwis are throwing caution to the wind, and the waves, as they continue to snap up coastal properties that face severe risks from rising sea levels.
Every fall, with the moon closest to the Earth, Virginia experiences its highest tides of the year.
Florida faces a potential one-two punch from Tropical Storm Eta, which could strengthen into a hurricane and drop up to a foot of rain on the southern part of the state on Sunday, before retreating to the Gulf of Mexico to gather strength for round two.
The city kicked off a series of virtual discussions last week dubbed “Moakley Talks,” part of the planning process aimed at redesigning Moakley Park on the South Boston-Dorchester line as a facility for all and a bulwark of coastal resiliency.
When volunteers head out to map the growing reach of Virginia's tidal flooding, one of the obstacles can be the water itself.
Measure was criticized as a “blank check”
Hurricane Michael was the first category 5 storm to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, with the third lowest pressure ever recorded for a landfalling storm in the Atlantic Basin.
Rising sea levels will affect coasts and human societies in complex and unpredictable ways, according to a new study that examined 12,000 years in which a large island became a cluster of smaller ones.
Flood and wildfire risks are increasing costs, but defensive measures are possible
Millions of Americans have properties facing the threat of destructive floods, with a cost of up to $25,000 in damages for just one inch of floodwater.
OPINION: Covid-19 is expensive, there’s no doubt about that. I sat in Parliament in March as MPs voted the Government authority to spend $52 billion in response to the health and economic effects of the virus.
Homeowners in Florida’s coastal areas are increasingly factoring in the risks of sea level rise, or SLR, caused by climate change.
Kelli Scardino's little restaurant, Yum's Cafe, sits on one of the highest and widest spots on this exceedingly low and narrow island. When it comes to hurricanes, Yum's is what constitutes as Grand Isle's "safe ground."
The Division of Coastal Management (DCM) will select up to 20 municipal and county governments throughout the 20 coastal counties of North Carolina to receive no-cost direct technical assistance services to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program (RCCP).
Catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has estimated that the insured loss to onshore properties caused by Hurricane Zeta will be close to $4.4 billion.
Eta was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, warning that the storm was likely to strengthen before making landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday.
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Federal agencies have approved more than $95 million in federal disaster assistance to help Northwest Florida families recover from Hurricane Sally.
GRAND ISLE, La. -- Zeta's remnants moved off the northeastern U.S. coast Thursday night, but its effects were evident Friday through a swath of the Southeast.
Rising sea levels and more frequent hurricanes are a much bigger threat to the country than immigrants.
The U.S. Geological Survey announced Friday the completion of a new mobile tool that provides real-time information on water levels, weather and flood forecasts all in one place on a computer, smartphone or other mobile device.
BATON ROUGE - November 30, the final day of hurricane season can't come soon enough for Louisianians after a record five named storms have hit the state this year.
Millions living around the Bay of Bengal need urgent protection from climate change impacts such as sea level rise and more severe cyclones
The Climate Ready Boston team discussed the release of their long-awaited findings on the Downtown, North End and Dorchester neighborhoods at an event held on Thursday. Team members presented a project overview before shifting to a panel discussion and Q&A session.
A recent policy change created a stir.
Resilience framework will prioritize regional coordination and nature-based solutions to aid vulnerable communities
Hurricane Hanna caused major damage to the dune system along the coast and all the storms thereafter have made that damage even worse.
Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least three deaths.
Hurricanes, the United States' deadliest and most destructive weather disasters, are notoriously difficult to predict.
With parametric insurance, the full power of modern computing, data digitization, risk modeling and Artificial Intelligence meet.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a fast-motion version of the slow-moving disaster unfolding because of global warming, but the two world-wide threats are getting sharply differing responses.