Is the risk of sea level rise affecting Florida home prices? A new study says yes

How much should you pay for a home that is likely to be inundated by rising seas in the decades ahead? It's a tough question - and an increasingly common one for homebuyers along the Florida coast.

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Nearly half of the U.S. is in drought. It may get worse

The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal scientists said.

Parting thoughts from a Republican climate hawk

A House Republican who has bucked his party to support strong legislation against climate change is retiring. Before leaving, he sounds off on partisanship, the environment and life after politics.

Climate change could tip the scales in these 6 toss-up House races

The issue — and, frankly, the world — is hotter than in any previous election cycle.

Florida sees signals of a climate-driven housing crisis

Home sales in areas most vulnerable to sea-level rise began falling around 2013, researchers found. Now, prices are following a similar downward path.

Hurricane Delta: A Category 4 storm that may near Category 5 strength

Hurricane Delta rose to a milestone Category 4 hurricane on its crash through the Caribbean on Tuesday after undergoing a radical rapid intensification that brought it up from a Cat 2 earlier in the morning.


Trump administration plan to allow drilling along the Atlantic coast has fallen apart

Opponents of the drilling declared victory on Thursday after the government acknowledged that permits to allow seismic blasting in the ocean will expire next month and not be renewed.

White House blocked C.D.C. order to keep cruise ships docked

The C.D.C. director wanted a “no sail” order extended until February, a policy that would have upset the tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida.

As Miami keeps building, rising seas deepen its social divide

As developers eye higher ground, communities of color will likely bear the heaviest burden from the changes wrought by climate change.


Florida’s ‘Gray Greens’ are mobilizing to save the environment

Elders have long played a key role in the conservation movement. Tampa Bay seniors are using their resources and time to combat climate change together.

As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.

Hurricane Sally's slow churn makes it more dangerous

Hurricane Sally's incredibly slow pace, which at times was just 3 miles per hour, and its stalling over the Gulf represent a climate change effect that's triggered more destructive and frequent storms.


Hurricane Sally is a slow-moving threat. Climate change might be why

Scientists say that climate change, which has also contributed to the wildfires on the West Coast, helped intensify a storm that is unleashing a deluge in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Republican leaders say Florida must prepare for sea level rise

“What exactly can our state government do? Quite a bit,” write state Rep. Chris Sprowls and Senator Wilton Simpson.
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