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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 […]

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    What Can We Learn From Our Ancestors, the Climate Crisis and Massacres?

    What Can We Learn From Our Ancestors, the Climate Crisis and Massacres?

    About 6,200 years ago, 41 people were killed and buried in a mass grave in what is now modern-day Croatia. According to Live Science, DNA analysis has now revealed that members of their own community may have murdered them, and some researchers suggest that a sudden population boom or shift in climate conditions could have […]

    Redlined Homes Also Face Higher Flood Risk, Study Finds

    Redlined Homes Also Face Higher Flood Risk, Study Finds

    Homes in redlined neighborhoods are 25% more likely to be flooded, according to a report from the real estate firm Redfin. Climate change, caused by burning fossil fuels like gas, oil, and coal, is increasing U.S. flooding risk, and the report is yet another example of the compounding harms caused by racism and climate change. […]

    Amazon Rainforest Is Probably Contributing to Climate Crisis, Study Finds

    Amazon Rainforest Is Probably Contributing to Climate Crisis, Study Finds

    The Amazon rainforest likely emits more greenhouse gases than it absorbs, a first-of-its-kind study has found. The study, published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change on Thursday, is the first to consider emissions other than carbon dioxide, such as methane from floods and cattle, and black carbon from forest-clearing fires. “Cutting the forest is […]

    Heavy Rain in Hawaii Prompts State of Emergency

    Heavy Rain in Hawaii Prompts State of Emergency

    Heavy rain and flooding in Hawaii have collapsed bridges, forced evacuations, destroyed homes and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency Tuesday. “I’ve just signed an emergency proclamation for the State of Hawai’i after heavy rains and flooding caused extensive damage to both public and private property across the islands,” Gov. David Ige […]

    Kentucky Experiences Historic Flooding Following Record Rainfall

    Kentucky Experiences Historic Flooding Following Record Rainfall

    Kentucky is coping with historic flooding after a weekend of record-breaking rainfall, enduring water rescues, evacuations and emergency declarations. More than a dozen rainfall records were broken in the state on Sunday, CNN Meteorologist Michael Guy said. Many parts of Kentucky received two to four inches of rain in 72 hours, while a few received […]

    Assessing Social Equity in Disasters

    Assessing Social Equity in Disasters

    By Eric Tate and Christopher Emrich Disasters stemming from hazards like floods, wildfires, and disease often garner attention because of their extreme conditions and heavy societal impacts. Although the nature of the damage may vary, major disasters are alike in that socially vulnerable populations often experience the worst repercussions. For example, we saw this following […]

    Annapolis Sues 26 Oil and Gas Companies Over Climate Change

    Annapolis Sues 26 Oil and Gas Companies Over Climate Change

    Annapolis, Maryland, is suing 26 oil and gas companies for deceiving the public about their products’ role in causing climate change. The city is among two dozen state and local governments to file such a lawsuit. “The companies worked to deceive people of the danger, hiding their knowledge and engaging in an intentional campaign to […]

    Flooding Problems at Washington, DC, Landmarks Likely to Worsen

    Flooding Problems at Washington, DC, Landmarks Likely to Worsen

    George Washington lived much of his life near the Potomac River – from his birthplace in Colonial Beach, Virginia, to his estate at Mount Vernon. And he chose where along the river’s banks the young nation would build its capital city. But as the climate warms, this historic river poses a flooding risk to nearby […]