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.
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New data reveals hidden flood risk across America

Nearly twice as many properties may be susceptible to flood damage than previously thought, according to a new effort to map the danger.

Megan Konar: We mapped how food gets from farms to your home

Take a look at the first high-resolution map of the US food supply chain.

Climate change will make America much warmer by 2050. See how these US cities will change

Here’s how much winter and summer temperatures in the city closest to you may change in 30 years.

Mapping the US counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most

Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than it has in 350 years—what it means

The ice sheet is melting faster than in the last 350 years—and driving sea levels up around the world.

New Antarctica map is like ‘putting on glasses for the first time and seeing 20/20’

A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms.

Half of the Great Barrier Reef is dead

See where coral in the world's largest coral reef system has been bleached to death.

How oil exploration cut a grid of scars into Alaska’s wilderness

A huge grid covers the landscape just outside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, from seismic testing for oil and gas. Parts of the refuge itself could soon look the same way.
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Can a DNA database save the trees? These scientists hope so.

They hope to fight the thriving black markets for illegally logged timber.

What land will be underwater in 20 years? Figuring it out could be lucrative

Detailed information about climate risks is surprisingly hard to find. A Silicon Valley start-up is trying to change that.

Before-and-after photos of US cities in the year 2100

What the US might look like if the worst climate change predictions come true.

These maps show the world beneath our feet

An exhibition uses 400 years of maps to explore the world under our feet.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

"Most consumers have no idea that something that is allowed in the food supply by the FDA could trigger adverse behaviors."

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.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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