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Scientists Warn Sea Level Rise is Accelerating in Florida

Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living in a storm-prone state like Florida, you expect to see a river top its bank on occasion, but only in …

Flood-Prone Mainland Miami Neighborhood Looking to Move Due to Rising Sea

A mainland Miami, Fla., neighborhood prone to regular flooding from high tides and storms could be relocated amid preparations for rising seas under one scenario being studied by local officials. Government officials in South Florida are looking at redesigning the …

Climate Decision Could Accelerate Damage to Trump’s Florida-Based Properties

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate damage to his family’s real estate empire in the coming decades, especially his properties that lie just feet from the encroaching sea in low-lying South Florida. …

Back-Bay Flooding Plagues Millions in U.S.

Marty Mozzo gets a gorgeous show each night when the sun sets over wetlands near his property on the bay side of a barrier island. When he and his wife bought the house in 2008, she looked at the marsh, …

Texas Coast on Alert Due to Rising Sea, Hurricane Threat

Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life. The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating …

Sea Level Rise Could Reshape Inland Cities

When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and its aftermath. Now, a new University of Georgia study predicts that this could happen again as a result of sea-level rise. In …

Coastal Insurance Costs Increasing as Sea Level Rises

When Julia Lundblad lies in bed at night in her Titlow Beach, Wash., home, she can hear the water sloshing up under her house. It took some getting used to, but she loves it. And she said her neighbors are …

California Storms Reveal Sea Level Rise Damage to Roads, Cities

Ocean rise already is worsening the floods and high tides sweeping California this stormy winter, climate experts say, and this month’s damage and deaths highlight that even a state known as a global leader in fighting climate change has yet …

Steep Rise in Sea Levels Could Result From Changing Antarctic Waters

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three meter rise in global sea levels. New research published recently in …

Northwest Storm Downs Trees, Powerlines

Trees and power lines snapped as a powerful storm bearing the remnants of a Pacific typhoon hit the Northwest. Tens of thousands of people were without power in Oregon and Washington on Saturday as the storm made landfall after gathering …