Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

A secluded tourist destination on North Carolina's Outer Banks is having an extremely tough year.

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Mumbai braces for its 1st cyclone in over a century

A cyclone in the Arabian Sea was barrelling toward India's business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening an area already struggling with coronavirus infections and deaths.

Cyclone Amphan: Victim feels ′abandoned′ by international community

"Climate change is slowly killing us, yet the international community is not doing anything to save us,"

Cyclone Amphan bears down on India and Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approaches, one of the region’s most powerful storms in decades.

Fortress Charleston: Will walling off the city hold back the waters?

A $2 billion plan to wall off the historic downtown from rising seas and surging storms is the latest in a growing number of extravagantly expensive seawalls and barriers being proposed to defend U.S. coastal cities.

Charleston flood wall would not protect SC Aquarium, African American museum, Neck Area

The flood wall proposed to shield Charleston from surging ocean in a hurricane wouldn't protect the S.C. Aquarium, the State Ports Authority's Columbus Street Terminal or the new International African American Museum.

In public housing, a battle against mold and rising seas

Neglected infrastructure, already a source of mold, is also making public housing more vulnerable to climate change.

Study finds staggering economic benefit from protecting wetlands

For example, in Florida, the loss of just 3% of wetland coverage resulted in $480 million in property damage during just one hurricane.

Why was winter so warm?

A Russian ski resort asked: “Winter, do you remember that you are winter?”

Philippine government urged: Stop cleared reclamation projects

President Duterte's directive to stop reclamation activities in Manila Bay should cover projects that have already received clearances, advocates and experts said.

How climate change impacts Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Record temperatures pose many direct threats to human health and the environment in Australia. It has also fueled a crisis in the ocean.


Researcher finds better way to predict hurricane damage risk in SC, Southeast

Reading sea surface air pressure might be a better way to gauge the potential damage of a hurricane than the traditional 1 to 5 categorization.

'Sea-level rise won't affect my house' – even flood maps don't sway Florida coastal residents

Can maps of people's flooded properties convince them that rising sea level is a threat?

The new video of one of the scariest places on Earth

For the first time, scientists have a clear view of the line where the giant Thwaites Glacier is leaking water into the ocean.

This new Brooklyn park is designed to thrive as sea levels rise

Instead of ignoring sea level rise, this park will evolve with it.
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