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US - NASA says U.S. coastal cities should expect frequent high-tide floods by mid-2030, and the Moon is partly to blame

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Pressure Mounts to Expand Miami-Dade's Urban Development Boundary

Developers seek to expand the boundary near Homestead and West Miami to add industrial and residential development

International
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Int'l - With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties?

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?

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Some Hawaii Homeowners Damage Beaches to Protect Their Homes. A New Law Could Help Change That

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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VA - With new funding pouring in, Virginia flood program readies for first round of projects

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - ‘The water’s coming in’: How Grand Isle residents are coping as their home washes into the sea

Without more sand, Louisiana’s barrier islands shrink and grow costlier to maintain as sea levels rise

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Rest of collapsed Surfside condo set to be demolished Sunday night between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - 'This is a moment like Katrina and like Andrew': Surfside condo collapse raises questions beyond South 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.

Northeast
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CT - Gov. Signs Climate Change Bill to Protect Coastal Communities

The effects of climate change are already being felt in Connecticut. By the year 2050, experts say further impacts are unavoidable.

Northeast
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NY - Florida Collapse Gets Engineers, Lawmakers Thinking About Structural Integrity Of Buildings Along New York’s Coastline

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Stay or go? Once a hot real estate market, Surfside area faces uncertainty after condo building collapse

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.”

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - 'Every Step Is A Nightmare': Miami Beach Condo Board Makes Plea For Help Maintaining Its Property

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.

Southeast
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FL - Miami Building Collapse Raises Concerns About Coastal Resiliency

What should other coastal communities take from Miami’s catastrophe as they plan for the growing threat of climate change?

Southeast
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FL - FIU geophysicist sheds light on Miami Beach land subsidence study

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.

Southeast
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NC - North Carolina’s notorious climate change law — the rich are ok, the poor aren’t

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

International
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Int'l - Thousands of coastal NZ homes at risk amid 'baked in' climate change impacts

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.

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US - Flood relocation programs more disruptive to those who don't live in white or affluent neighborhoods

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.

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World - Is Waterfront Property a Good Buy?

Waterfront property is generally considered to be some of the most desirable — and often carries a price tag to match.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - What does Florida condo collapse have to do with Louisiana coast? More than you think

How does the tragic collapse of a beachfront condo in Florida impact Louisiana’s coastal survival plan?

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - What is Needed for Fair and Equitable Managed Retreat?

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.

Southeast
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SC - Occupancy rates soar in Pawleys Island as average nightly rental rates hit $575 in DeBourdieu

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.

International
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Int'l - As seas rise, coastal communities face hard choices over 'managed retreat'

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