Cities are woefully unprepared for the havoc of climate change

More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests.
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U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns

On Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth's warming had on parts of the United States during Trump's presidency.


E.P.A. data shows climate change's impact on Americans

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.

Toxic sites in South Florida at risk of flooding

Scientists are warning about flood waters spreading toxic chemicals into our communities. A report by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights the risk of flooding at around 1,000 Superfund sites across the country.


DeSantis signs landmark Florida sea level rise bills into law

The bills represent Florida’s “most robust plan” ever to address the threats posed by future flooding, House Speaker Chris Sprowls said.

FEMA has funding to fight homelessness. No one's taking it

FEMA is reimbursing cities that want to relieve homelessness, but only 23 local governments have signed up.

Climate change increases renters' risks

In 2000, almost 8,000 affordable housing units in the United States were at risk from annual coastal flooding. By 2050, this number could rise to 24,518, according to a recent analysis by Climate Central.


‘We need help’: Sewage crisis hits majority-Black town in New York

Sewage and wastewater infrastructure is collapsing all over Mount Vernon city, with old, corroded and overburdened pipes.


Climate report predicts weeks of 90-degree days by mid-century in PA

Pennsylvania's average annual temperature is expected to be nearly 6 degrees F hotter in 30 years than it was between 1971 and 2000, according to the state's latest climate change impacts report.


Flooding tells ‘two different stories’ in Michigan

Access to ample water supplies could make Michigan a climate refuge. But climate change also is creating more fierce Great Lakes region storms and more floods, and the consequences are not evenly distributed.


Hardship binds flood survivors: 'All we have is each other'

One of the most effective environmental justice groups you never heard of operates not from New York City or Washington, but from a tiny town in northern Florida at the edge of the Alachua Sink, an ancient lake bed that fills up during major storms.

The flood insurance debate returns. Here's what to expect

Competing legislative pitches for extending and reforming the nation's debt-hampered flood insurance program are about to hit Capitol Hill — bringing debates over climate change and risk, equity and cost, and the role of federal subsidies.

With $1.2B in funding, where are Louisiana's flood risk projects? Officials blame feds for delay

Nearly five years after flood waters ravaged Louisiana, not a single project has broken ground as part of Gov. John Bel Edwards' $1.2 billion initiative to reduce flood risks.

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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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