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Rising Sea Levels Could Double Extreme Flooding Events on Coastline, Report States

“Sea-level rise will radically redefine the coastline of the 21st century.” That’s from a new study that shows rising sea levels could lead to extreme flooding events in some U.S. coastal areas doubling every five years. The study published on …

Report: Florida Will See Noticeable Climate Change Impacts in 20 Years

When scientists talk about climate change effects like sea level rise and extreme temperatures, they’re typically referring to things predicted to start noticeably occurring as soon as, say 2050, or into the next century. But the impacts of climate change …

U.N. Science Panel Warns Climate Impacts on Oceans Include Rising Seas, Dry Rivers

Scientists behind a landmark study of the links between oceans, glaciers, ice caps and the climate delivered a stark warning to the world on Wednesday: slash emissions or watch cities vanish under rising seas, rivers run dry and marine life …

It No Longer Takes a Big Storm to Produce High Tide Flooding in Coastal Communities

Coastal communities across the U.S. again experienced increased high tide flooding last year, forcing their residents to deal with flooded shorelines, streets and basements. The elevated water levels affected coastal economies, tourism and infrastructure like septic systems and stormwater systems, …

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone’s guess. Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming …

Study: $76.4M in Texas Home Values Erased by Flooding Tied to Sea Level Rise

New research shows that increased tidal flooding caused by sea level rise has eroded $76.4 million in relative property values along the Texas coast between 2005 and 2017. That’s according to a peer-reviewed housing market study by data scientists from …

Chubb Partners with Conservation Group on Flood Protection in Miami

Chubb announced that it is partnering with The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, to work together in Miami to reduce the risk from storm impacts and rising sea levels on the vulnerable coastline. The collaboration, funded by a …

Baltimore Lawsuit Blames Oil and Gas Companies for Climate Change

The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. …

New York’s Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

A U.S. judge threw out New York’s lawsuit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change. U.S. District Judge John Keenan dismissed the city’s claims against Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., …

Honolulu Mayor Tells City to Prepare for Climate Change

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has directed city departments and agencies to prepare for the effects of climate change and sea level rise. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the mayor issued the mandate this week, requiring the departments and agencies under his …