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A new advisory panel on climate change starts work at DRBC

As Tropical Storm Isaias swept through last week, the Delaware River Basin Commission's newest committee was convening for the very first time. Its aim: to help inform water resource planning efforts regarding climate change.

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Hurricane forecast: ‘One of the most active seasons on record’

Following a record number of Atlantic Ocean storms over the past two months, including five that struck the United States, government scientists on Thursday updated their forecast for the remainder of the hurricane season, saying it was likely to be extremely active.

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When disasters overlap

If you're looking for something to read during this summer of coronavirus and you tend toward the macabre, here's a suggestion: Sign up for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's daily operations briefing, released via email around 9:30 Eastern time most mornings, and count the number of ongoing disasters.

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Hurricane, fire, Covid-19: Disasters expose the hard reality of climate change

Twin emergencies on two coasts this week - Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire - offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.

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Rising seas could menace millions beyond shorelines, study finds

As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.
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A quarter of Bangladesh is flooded. Millions have lost everything

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.
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A climate plan in Texas focuses on minorities. Not everyone likes it

For years, money for flood protection in the Houston area went mostly to richer neighborhoods. A new approach prioritizes minority communities, and it's stirring up resentments.

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Destroying a way of life to save Louisiana

The state’s $50 billion plan to re-engineer its coastline may wash some fishing communities off the map.
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B.C. wants to know how much it’s going to cost fracking, mining industries to adapt to climate change

The province wants to better understand the economic impact events such as droughts will have on the natural resources and building sectors — and the costs of different adaptation measures.

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Monsoons slam South Asia, displacing millions in Bangladesh and India

Flooding in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal has killed scores of people, destroyed homes and structures, drowned entire villages, and forced many to crouch on rooftops hoping for rescue.
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‘The City I Love’ and climate change: A Miami story

Also this week, who cleans up when oil and gas companies fail?
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New data shows an 'extraordinary' rise in U.S. coastal flooding

Rising seas are bringing water into communities at record rates, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.
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Japan’s deadly combination: Climate change and an aging society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.
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Severe flooding in Southern Japan swamps nursing home

Officials said that at least 16 people had died as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
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Study: U.S. flood risks dwarf federal estimates

Millions more U.S. homes are in danger of flooding than federal emergency planners have previously warned, and the threat to those trillions of dollars of properties is rising because of climate change, according to a new analysis.

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