To flee, or to stay until the end and be swallowed by the sea

On the Isle de Jean Charles in the bayous of Louisiana, the nation's first federally funded climate migrants have a decision to make as their ancestral island disappears.

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Home of uncertainty: The costs of climate change hit housing

We're well past the point of recognizing that climate change is not only real, but having an impact on our daily lives. Even the most well-greased petrochemical lobbyists understand this, even if it's only when they fall asleep on beds made of money.

Can Michigan become a climate haven? Duluth is already planning.

The Minnesota city on Lake Superior is earning a reputation as a future destination for climate migrants. Experts say the entire Great Lakes region is primed for an influx, prompting questions on how to prepare for coming change.

Three key predictions for Australia’s future: Highlights from the intergenerational report

Country will have to contend with climate change, an aging population and a smaller population in 2060-61.

Sea level rise could engulf up to 80% of eight Lakshadweep islands by 2035: Study

A study conducted by ocean engineering scientists at IIT Kharagpur shows that 10 islands among the 36 islands of Lakshadweep archipelago might lose a significant amount of land in the next 15 years because of the continuous and extreme rise of seawater level.

Stay or go? Climate disaster victims face wrenching decision

Property owners on the front lines of climate disasters often stay put for reasons that have little to do with risk but everything to do with quality of life, familial bonds and shared history

Our climate is beyond hot

We need to help people see that climate change is increasingly connected to their lives in complex and surprising ways.

'The ocean is coming.' A chieftess sees her islands sink

Their descendants persevered through slavery, the Civil War, and past racism. Now the Gullah/Geechee people of South Carolina face another threat: rising seas and the government actions it triggers.

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.

‘It was sad having to leave’: Climate crisis splits Alaskan town in half

All of Newtok's 400 residents will have to move to higher ground but funding shortages and Covid means some are being left behind.

Why the world's only alpine parrot fled to the mountains

The urge to take off and live out the rest of your life as a hermit in the mountains is a well-documented storyline that, it turns out, isn't limited to humans.

Jacques Leslie: We’re at the beginning of the California diaspora

After more than four agreeable decades in California, my wife and I became climate migrants — highly privileged ones, to be sure — and moved to Vermont.

Climate disasters ‘caused more internal displacement than war’ in 2020

Intense storms and flooding triggered three times more displacements than violent conflicts did last year, as the number of people internally displaced worldwide hit the highest level on record.

Climate change is forcing Americans to relocate

By some estimates, close to 162 million people in the U.S. will experience a decline in their environment over the coming decades--from rising sea levels to fires to droughts.
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Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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