The Big Apple is sinking under its own weight, posing a worsening flood risk to the city, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Already faced with intensifying extreme weather and an increasing threat of flooding due to sea level rise, New York City is […]
American homes in flood zones are overvalued by hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Low-income homeowners in states controlled by Republicans are especially at risk of seeing their home values deflate as global warming accelerates.
Torrential storms soaked California and set off flooding across the state this weekend. The heavy rainfall was caused by one of the many atmospheric river events to hit the state this winter. Californians have seen hundreds of inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains and rain elsewhere in the state since January. Atmospheric rivers, long, narrow bands of moisture in the atmosphere that extend from the tropics, are responsible for most of the flood damage in the United States.
After bringing a “once-in-a-generation” snowfall to the California mountains, an extreme weather system moved eastward late last week and into the weekend, bringing high winds to the Southeast and more snow to the Midwest and Northeast. The storm system knocked out power for nearly half a million people and led to at least 13 deaths, […]
Fresh produce shortages have prompted UK supermarkets — including Asda, Morrisons and Tesco — to ration their fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes, lettuce and peppers were being limited to three per customer at Asda, reported BBC News. Tesco, the latest store to implement buying limits, had a maximum of three per customer for cucumbers, tomatoes and […]
American homes in flood zones are overvalued by as much as $237 billion and a correction to accurately account for risks exacerbated by climate change would disproportionately slash the value of homes owned by low-income residents in GOP-controlled states, a study published in Nature Climate Change warns. The disproportionate risk is borne by property owners in counties […]
The locations of the 36 drowning deaths during the catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky last summer are closely correlated with large-scale coal strip mines, and a local non-profit is calling on the DOI to investigate further.
About 3.4 million adults in the U.S. (1.4% of the adult population) were displaced from their homes by extreme weather disasters in 2022, a new survey from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals. Those findings, based on the 68,500 responses to the Bureau’s Jan. 4-16 Household Pulse Survey , are far higher than figures from the […]