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410 Million People at Risk From Sea Level Rise by 2100, Study Finds

410 Million People at Risk From Sea Level Rise by 2100, Study Finds

Close to half a billion people could be in the path of sea level rise by 2100, a first-of-its-kind analysis has shown. The study, published in Nature Communications Tuesday, found that 267 million people currently live on land that is less than two meters (approximately 6.6 feet) above sea level, the range that is the […]

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    Tropical Cyclone Seroja Devastates Australian Town

    Tropical Cyclone Seroja Devastates Australian Town

    Tropical Cyclone Seroja slammed into the Western Australian town of Kalbarri Sunday as a Category 3 storm before grinding a more-than 600-mile path across the country’s Southwest. About 70% of the buildings in Kalbarri were damaged and tens of thousands are without power by winds gusting over 100 miles per hour. Climate change, caused by […]

    Migrant Workers Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Himalayan Disasters

    Migrant Workers Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Himalayan Disasters

    By Rishika Pardikar Search operations are still underway to find those declared missing following the Uttarakhand disaster on 7 February 2021. “As of now [18 March], we have found 74 bodies and 130 people are still missing,” said Swati S. Bhadauria, district magistrate in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India. Chamoli is the district where a hanging, ice-capped […]

    Florida Wastewater Pond Leak Poses Major Flood Risk to Locals

    Florida Wastewater Pond Leak Poses Major Flood Risk to Locals

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a leak at a wastewater pond posed a major flooding threat and prompted more than 300 homes to be evacuated. Officials said that water pouring out too quickly posed the greatest risk. The latest projection shows that 340 million gallons of wastewater could rush […]

    Could Floating Gardens Protect Flood-Prone Communities in Bangladesh?

    Could Floating Gardens Protect Flood-Prone Communities in Bangladesh?

    In flood-prone regions of Bangladesh, farmers and their families utilize a centuries-old tradition to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. Floating gardens — known as dhap, or locally as baira — have been used in south-central Bangladesh for 300-400 years, BBC reported. Farmers build their own floating gardens out of plants, and like rafts, the […]

    Worst Australian Flooding in Decades Forces Mass Evacuations

    Worst Australian Flooding in Decades Forces Mass Evacuations

    Massive rainfall in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) has brought the worst flooding in decades, forcing more than 18,000 people to flee their homes. The rain began on Thursday, but the inundation increased over the weekend, CNN reported. Currently, 38 locations in the state are considered natural disaster areas. Some areas […]

    ‘Prolonged and Widespread Drought’ Predicted for Much of U.S. in New NOAA Report

    ‘Prolonged and Widespread Drought’ Predicted for Much of U.S. in New NOAA Report

    A megadrought worsened by climate change is creating and exacerbating problems across the Western U.S. as NOAA predicts precipitation levels below historical norms through June. NOAA’s official spring outlook, released late last week, predicts expanding and worsening drought from Louisiana to Oregon and unusually warm temperatures in almost the entire country — which in turn […]