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World - Why housing is built in flood-prone coastal areas

Despite the higher susceptibility to floods and a growing climate crisis, more than 10% of the world’s population live in low-elevation coastal zones, and that percentage is growing.

International
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UK - Climate crisis: Why are we seeing so many huge cliff falls on the UK’s coastline?

A dramatic landslide in Nefyn on the coast of North Wales has prompted Gwynedd police to warn the public to “avoid the area until further notice.”

International
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World - Think Tank: When the sea swallows your cities

Without building appropriate flood defences and engaging citizens, cities will be at risk of economic calamity.

International
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UK - Second homes creating 'almost social purging' in Wales

INCREASING housing costs are forcing local people from coastal and rural areas a councillor has said as calls are made to examine the impact of second home ownership on schools.

Southeast
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SC - Lost artifacts, lost shoreline- Pockoy Island’s losing battle against erosion

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources estimates the Pockoy Island shoreline has retreated as much as 1600 feet between 1949 and 2016.

West Coast
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CA - Off-road drivers and conservationists disagree on beach use

More than a million off-roaders each year visit the only state park in California where vehicles can drive on the beach, pitting recreation against conservation.

International
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World - Ravages of climate change: 'Lost paradise' as Mediterranean edges ever closer to home

After fleeing to France to escape the Spanish Civil War, Amalia Romero's family eventually managed to build a home on the south coast directly looking out over the Mediterranean.

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USA - Coral reefs prevent more than $5.3 billion in potential flood damage for US property owners

Coral reefs provide many services to coastal communities, including critical protection from flood damage.

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USA - Development policy decisions will affect coastal communities' risk more than climate change

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

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USA - 'Average' Atlantic hurricane season to reflect more storms

Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record.

International
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South Africa - Coastal Buyers Getting Younger As Zoom-Town Trend Drives Remote Workers And Semigrating Families To The Seaside

South Africa offers some of the best small coastal towns on the African Continent for remote working and digital nomads.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

SC cities sue Airbnb and other short-term rental companies for not paying local taxes

Charleston County and several cities in South Carolina have sued a number of short-term rental companies, alleging the businesses failed to pay taxes to the local governments in recent years.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

USA - EXTREME WEATHER: Analysis: 8 counties got half of 2020 flood claims

The federal flood insurance program paid $1.2 billion in claims in 2020, breaking the $1 billion threshold for a record sixth consecutive year, according to an E&E News analysis of federal records.

Southeast
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FL - 'The Guardian' Asks: Will Florida Be Lost Forever To The Climate Crisis?

Few places on the planet are more at risk from the climate crisis than south Florida, where more than 8 million residents are affected by the convergence of almost every modern environmental challenge – from rising seas to contaminated drinking water, more frequent and powerful hurricanes, coastal erosion, flooding and vanishing wildlife and habitat.

Coastwide
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USA - Development policy decisions will affect coastal communities' risk more than climate change

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

International
Property

UK - 625,000 properties at risk of falling into the sea

Is your client planning to buy one? Do you know what the implications are for insurability or what really happens if their cliff-top garden collapses onto the promenade below?

Southeast
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FL - Florida Lawmakers Send Legislation to Fight Sea Level Rise to Governor

Legislation hailed as some of the most robust yet to defend U.S. coasts against sea level rise is headed to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a proposal that would provide millions of dollars annually to communities threatened with losing ground to rising oceans because of climate change.

Pacific Northwest
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WA - Native communities confront painful choice: move away, or succumb to rising waters?

Throughout Indian Country, where cultures are tied to land and water, plans to relocate are under way as the climate crisis worsens

International
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AUS - Cyclone destroys homes, cuts power to 31,500 on Australia's west coast

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone on Australia’s west coast destroyed several homes and cut electricity to tens of thousands of people overnight before weakening on Monday morning.

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USA - Hurricane forecasts again looking ominous for coastal residents, property owners, and US taxpayers

After a season that produced a record number of tropical storms — including several that devastated the Gulf Coast and two that set off flooding and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages in the Philadelphia region — the Atlantic Basin might be in for another active, damaging, and costly season in 2021, forecasters are saying.

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USA - Cities with the most properties at risk of flooding

Sundae took a look at the nation’s top 10 cities with the most properties at risk of flooding, using 2020 data from the First Street Foundation’s First National Flood Risk Assessment.

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USA - Op-Ed: How to save beaches and coastlines from climate change disasters

The frequency of natural disasters has soared in recent decades. Total damage topped $210 billion worldwide in 2020. With climate change, the costs attributed to coastal storms will increase dramatically.