Miami says it can adapt to rising seas. Not everyone is convinced

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
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Climate change is leading to premature births in the Brazilian Amazon

Extreme weather patterns and flooding worsened by climate change are adversely affecting the health of babies born in the Amazon rainforest.


D.C. area power grid resilient, but climate change increases risk

D.C. area's power grid is much more resilient than that of Lone Star State, but flooding is a worry.


India targets climate activists with the help of Big Tech

Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.

The Louvre moves its treasures as climate change brings more floods to Paris

When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France.

Climate change increases flooding risk for some 230,000 Ohio Valley homes

Nearly 20% of homes in West Virginia, 5% in Kentucky and 2.3% in Ohio are at risk of seeing structural damage due to flooding. Combined, this puts more than 230,000 residential properties eligible for federal flood insurance at risk in the Ohio Valley.

Private well owners warned about potential damage from winter storm

Freezing and flooding of water well systems can lead to permanent system damage and the possibility of water contamination.

Mapping climate vulnerability

As part of the yearlong reporting project "Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia," InvestigateWest commissioned a set of maps that provide digital windows into vulnerabilities spanning Washington and Oregon that are likely to worsen with climate change.


Michigan rivers changing due to climate disruption

Severe storms can lead to intensive flooding, soil erosion and disruption to fish populations. Timing is everything in nature.

Annapolis, battling sea level rise, sues 26 oil companies

The city of Annapolis, Md., one of the oldest state capitals in the nation, is sinking into the quickly-rising Chesapeake Bay. Last year, the city experienced 65 days of flooding. By mid-century, it's expected to see 360 days of flooding a year.


Alaska thunderstorms could triple if climate trends continue, scientists warn

Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms - along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring - if current climate trends continue, a team of scientists warns.


Cities are sinking under weight of urban development

A new study quantifies what big buildings are doing to the ground beneath San Francisco and other cities, as sea levels rise. 

Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk

As the U.N. Security Council meets to discuss growing threats from a heating planet, here are some places where storms, wildfires and drought are fuelling security risks.


Is your house going to flood because of climate change? These maps will tell you

The flooding maps that determine flood insurance rates aren’t in tune with the latest climate projections. These new maps are more accurate.

Climate change threatens Pennsylvania’s farmers

Rain can be friend or foe to a farmer. It all depends on how much is falling.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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