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Record Flooding in Death Valley National Park Strands 1,000 People

Record Flooding in Death Valley National Park Strands 1,000 People

Typically dry Death Valley National Park was hit with a record amount of rain over the weekend, which triggered flash floods, stranding park employees and visitors as all roads were forced to close and vehicles were washed away. The inch and a half of rain that fell in the 3.4 million acre park this weekend […]

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    Mangroves and Coral Reefs Yield Positive Return on Investment for Flood Protection, Study Finds

    Mangroves and Coral Reefs Yield Positive Return on Investment for Flood Protection, Study Finds

    Using a benefit-risk analysis, researchers have found that mangroves and coral reefs can be cost-effective in reducing coastal flooding, a press release from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), said. Using risk and insurance industry techniques, the researchers were able to show that the gains from reduced damage from floods outweighed the costs of […]

    Extreme Flooding ‘Dramatically Changes’ Yellowstone National Park

    Extreme Flooding ‘Dramatically Changes’ Yellowstone National Park

    Record rainfall and flooding has forced Yellowstone National Park to close and evacuate more than 10,000 visitors within the park.  The extreme weather event was so intense that the northern part of the famous park could remain closed for a “substantial length of time,” the park website announced on Tuesday. “The landscape literally and figuratively […]

    10 Cities That Could Be Climate Havens in the U.S.

    10 Cities That Could Be Climate Havens in the U.S.

    Florida is sinking. The Western states are drying out and catching fire. Is there anywhere in the U.S. that will still make a good home as the climate crisis continues?    The answer is yes. There are cities referred to as “climate havens” because they are located in areas less likely to suffer from extreme weather […]

    ‘A Catastrophe of Enormous Proportions’: South Africa Suffers Deadliest Storm in Nation’s History

    ‘A Catastrophe of Enormous Proportions’: South Africa Suffers Deadliest Storm in Nation’s History

    At least 306 people have died after the heaviest rainfall in 60 years caused devastating flooding around the South African city of Durban.  That number makes the storm the deadliest in South African history, according to calculations by AFP.  “This is a catastrophe of enormous proportions,” South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said when speaking to […]

    Climate Crisis Made 2020 Atlantic Hurricanes as Much as 11% Wetter, Study Finds

    Climate Crisis Made 2020 Atlantic Hurricanes as Much as 11% Wetter, Study Finds

    The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was made wetter by the climate crisis.  That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study published in Nature Communications Tuesday. Past studies have both predicted that the climate crisis would lead to wetter tropical storms and shown that this was in fact the case for particularly devastating hurricanes like Katrina […]

    Climate Inaction Could Cost the U.S. $2 Trillion Per Year, Study Finds

    Climate Inaction Could Cost the U.S. $2 Trillion Per Year, Study Finds

    The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released its first report describing the financial impact of climate inaction in the U.S. The analysis outlines the taxpayer cost should climate change remain unchecked, and it amounts to over $2 trillion per year by 2100. “Climate change threatens communities and sectors across the country, […]