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NOAA Announces $30 Million to Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

NEW YORK — The U.S. government’s oceans and waterways agency will provide $30 million to improve coastal resilience, officials said, aiming to reduce the impacts of worsening storms, flooding and rising seas in nearly half of U.S. states. Grants through …

Septic Tanks in Miami-Dade Failing Due to Sea Level Rise

Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of septic tanks, and a new report reveals most are already malfunctioning – the smelly and unhealthy evidence of which often ends up in people’s yards and homes. It’s a billion-dollar problem that climate change …

Study: Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300

Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky, according to a review of sea-level change and projections by Rutgers and other scientists. …

Commentary: Cities Could Do Better When it Comes to Disaster Preparation

The first game of this year’s World Series earned a dubious distinction for the highest temperature ever recorded at the Fall Classic. At 103 degrees, the temperature at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles was far above the previous record …

Virginia’s Climate Change Panel Meeting in Richmond

Almost on cue, rain and high tides brought flooding Monday to Norfolk, Virginia, ahead of the first gathering of the state’s new climate change panel. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will address the Climate Change and Resiliency Commission on Wednesday when its …