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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 …

Greenland Ice Loss 40 Trillion Pounds More Than Previously Thought

Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting. So instead of losing on average 550 trillion pounds of …

RMS: Sea Level Rise Will Threaten $77B Worth of San Francisco Property by 2100

RMS has completed groundbreaking analysis to quantify the economic risk to San Francisco’s property from future sea level rise. The analysis was used to inform the city’s recently released Sea Level Rise Action Plan, commissioned by Mayor Edwin Lee, and …

More People Threatened by Sea Level Rise Than Previously Thought

More people live close to sea coast than earlier estimated, assess researchers in a new study. These people are the most vulnerable to the rise of the sea level as well as to the increased number of floods and intensified …

U.S Residents Scoff at Scientists Worried About Global Warming

Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming. Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public …

Sea Level Rise Increasing Major Storms, Floods off New Jersey Coast

A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 …

New Report Offers Recommendations on Strengthening Community Resiliency After Sandy

The reality of climate change will forever change community building, with planning and development decisions increasingly based on strengthening community resilience through what is built, and where and how it is built, according to a new report released today by …