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WILMINGTON — Wilmington homeowners have been renting out their properties for years and have paid the city roughly half-a-million dollars in registration fees. After an April court ruling deemed that practice illegal, the city must repay them, plus interest.
This week Hawaii became the first state to require real estate sellers to disclose to potential buyers if their property is threatened by sea level rise.
Some property owners along Virginia’s tidal waterways are concerned that a recent change in state law has muddied the waters for managing their shorelines.
Australia is fast becoming an “uninsurable nation”, according to new modelling released by the Climate Council. One in 25 Australian properties will be effectively uninsurable in just eight years, with figures as high as nine out of 10 in the worst affected suburbs.
Wellington mayor Andy Foster says actions are already being taken to reduce the number of properties affected by sea level rise.
When the waves inevitably wash away a sandcastle, it only takes a few pails of sand and a light afternoon's work to rebuild.
Like many parts of Palawan, the pristinely beautiful and biodiverse town of Culion is being rezoned to pave the way for tourism development that would not bode well for the environment
Everyone seems to agree that mangroves are essential to the health of the Southwest Florida ecosystem. They protect local fisheries and birds. They even buffer the coast from devastating hurricanes. So, why is it so hard to protect them?
Sinking land and rising oceans could push sea levels in our two biggest cities and many other parts of the country to double that generally projected – and much sooner than we first thought.
New data on sea-level rise brings with it new questions - how will homes and infrastructure along vulnerable coastlines be protected? And with increased wild weather events who will bear the brunt of the cost?
World could undo social and economic advances and face 1.5 disasters a day by 2030, according to UN’s flagship Global Assessment Report.
The costs of natural disasters have risen dramatically over the last decades. Besides the escalating climate crisis, this rise in costs is largely explained by urbanisation in exposed, often flood-prone, areas. This column examines how land-use and insurance policies can limit urbanisation and explains how insurance policies shape real estate prices.
Climate change, flooding threaten vulnerable communities in RI. This article is part of a series on gentrification and development in Providence: The Ocean State is sinking.
The recent IPCC report is clear: To the extent that the world cannot avoid climate change by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, humanity must learn to live in a warmer climate, a process often referred to as adaptation.
LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - Climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard, a new study of 135 countries has estimated.
Faith leaders pushing for billions in federal help
The New Zealand Government has released a proposal to protect "lives, incomes, homes, businesses and infrastructure" and to help adapt to the impacts of climate change, as areas around New Zealand have battled devastating droughts, fires, storms and flooding.
Manila and several other coastal Asian cities are sinking faster than the rate of sea level rise, says a study that calls for strict regulatory measure to reduce groundwater extraction, identified as a major cause for land subsidence.
An estimated 15,000 housing units — about 1 in 5 throughout all of Maui County — are vacant, according to 2020 census estimates.
Kauai County is testing the idea of property swaps to get residents to move away from the coastline but on this coastal stretch the issue isn’t so clear.
The Gulf of Maine stretches from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia. It is a leading indicator of global warming.
The world's first prototype of a floating community to be built in South Korea's southern port city of Busan for a United Nations project to present a solution to ensure climate resilience will be designed to accommodate thousands of residents living on an ideal eco-village where water leisure and daily life harmonize.
Recent empirical research suggests that certain homebuyers may be strategically transferring climate risks to banks via the mortgage market, and banks may be transferring such risks to government-sponsored enterprises via securitization. The evidence highlights the nuanced ways in which participants in the financial markets strategically adapt to climate change
Expected damages are more than twice as much as an earlier estimate
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana residents are concerned about damage from hurricanes and fear the unsettling reality of the state’s eroding coastline.