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In Virginia, sea-level rise and flooding prompt new strategy

Resilience framework will prioritize regional coordination and nature-based solutions to aid vulnerable communities.

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These wetlands helped stop flooding from Sandy. Now a BJ's may move in

A group of Staten Island residents concerned about climate change is challenging the project.
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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Mexico

The Category 1 storm was expected to dump up to 12 inches of rain on some parts of the Yucatán by Tuesday before its projected landfall in the Gulf States.
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Greensburg, Kansas rebuilt without carbon emissions after a tornado nearly destroyed it

As communities around the country decimated by fires and floods also face rebuilding, and a country stalled by a pandemic reimagines life after a vaccine, the city on the prairie offers some lessons in green living.

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She was in labor. Floodwaters were rising. Then the boat tipped over

A pregnant woman who drowned in Vietnam was one of at least 114 people killed in record-breaking floods that have pummeled the country’s central coast.
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Landslide in Vietnam kills at least 20 military personnel

Search-and-rescue efforts were underway after a landslide in the central province of Quang Tri, resulting in what may be the country’s greatest military loss in peacetime.
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Are US military bases safe from climate change?

How does the U.S. military continue to operate if its bases are damaged by floods, wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather?

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Venice floodgates work in first major test

The fiercely contested floodgate system was used to stop a high tide from flooding Venice’s fragile streets. The system held, but will it work as the climate worsens?
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Homes are becoming harder to insure thanks to climate change

Wildfires, floods and other climate-related natural disasters are driving up the cost of home insurance, while some properties are being dropped from coverage.

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Fatima Bhutto: Pakistan’s most terrifying adversary is climate change

The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.
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Battered, flooded and submerged: many Superfund sites are dangerously threatened by climate change

The Obama administration directed the EPA to focus on climate-related threats. Now, the Trump administration refuses to even use the word.
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As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins

More than 1 million disaster-related displacements have occurred each year on average in the U.S. since 2016. Some people never return home.
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After fire and floods, glimmers of hope

Americans may be finding some common sense about building homes in vulnerable areas.
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Tropical Storm Beta, forecast to move inland Monday, churns in Gulf

The storm is headed for the Texas and Louisiana coast, another blow for states in the Gulf that have been hit by five other storms this hurricane season.
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How California became ground zero for climate disasters

The engineering and land management that enabled California's tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks - and those shocks are getting worse.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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