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The US will see a dramatic increase in high-tide coastal flooding in the coming decade, according to NASA. This increase will be powered by the interaction between the moon’s gravitational influence (which causes tides) and higher sea levels caused by climate change.
Developers seek to expand the boundary near Homestead and West Miami to add industrial and residential development
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?
Our investigation found property owners were routinely demanding record prices for beachfront homes in Hawaii that are at risk of being sucked into the ocean. Legislators will now require those sellers to disclose the risks to buyers.
With tens of millions of dollars now pouring in, a new statewide program will soon greenlight flood-control projects that would help communities from coastal Virginia to the rural Shenandoah Valley.
Without more sand, Louisiana’s barrier islands shrink and grow costlier to maintain as sea levels rise
Rescuers began the eleventh day since the partial building collapse at Surfside by making preparations for the controlled demolition of the rest of the building, which officials said is planned between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa’s potential arrival to Florida.
A Florida condominium's deadly collapse could force stunned engineers and architects, homeowners associations and local officials to address questions about whether they've done enough to maintain other decades-old buildings -- and who should foot the bill for more frequent inspections and improvements.
The effects of climate change are already being felt in Connecticut. By the year 2050, experts say further impacts are unavoidable.
In the wake of the tragic building collapse in Florida, there are calls for New York state to bolster its requirements for aging buildings in coastal communities.
Ines Mason bought the 14th-floor condo in a building perched on an island in Biscayne Bay, five years ago as a getaway, lured by the captivating view of the water. “In the morning, the sun rises, you can see that,” she said. “It’s amazing.”
If a hurricane struck Florida tomorrow, would you be ready?
Most unpaid, volunteer condo board members are not engineers or architects. Yet, they are charged with keeping fellow residents safe and navigating the red tape of local government. Now some are asking for help.
Municipalities would then rent the homes until they are doomed
What should other coastal communities take from Miami’s catastrophe as they plan for the growing threat of climate change?
FIU geophysics professor Shimon Wdowinski discusses a 2020 study where he found land subsidence in Miami Beach and in Norfolk, Va. Below he addresses key questions about subsidence and his research in the wake of the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Fla.
In 2011, Republicans introduced a bill that threatened to undermine the state’s ability to adapt to rising sea levels. Wealthy towns have found workarounds. Low-income communities wait for disaster
It’s been an unlucky few days for Ewan Pohe — his Ōwhiro Bay property was the only one damaged by the recent dramatic swells in Wellington.
A government policy that removes homeowners from flood-prone areas disproportionately disrupts the lives of residents from less white and affluent neighborhoods, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University and Temple University.
How does the tragic collapse of a beachfront condo in Florida impact Louisiana’s coastal survival plan?
Canal Drive has a flood problem 91 years in the making.
The Inupiat of Alaska recently created an entirely new word, usteq, to describe a catastrophic combination of permafrost thaw, flooding, and erosion that can lead to total land collapse.
Booking vacation rentals four and a half months in advance, revised agreements on recently sold rental properties and dealing with $575-plus-per-night rental rates in DeBourdieu are just a glimpse of what the Hammock Coast is dealing with during a blockbuster 2021.
Key decisions on whether to go, what to protect, access to affordable housing and community culture need to be decided, but few are ready to talk seriously about the threats