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Proposed Indiana Park Would Incorporate Floodwaters

Proposed Indiana Park Would Incorporate Floodwaters

As extreme storms grow more common, the Ohio River is expected to spill over its banks more often and flood nearby areas. But rather than close down during a flood, a new park in southern Indiana will make the best of high water. “Our pivot is, OK, lean into climate change, lean into a wetter […]

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    Deadly Cyclone Ana Batters Fiji

    Deadly Cyclone Ana Batters Fiji

    A 49-year-old man drowned and five are missing after Cyclone Ana struck Fiji, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said Monday. Authorities said more than 10,000 people were sheltering at 300 evacuation centers. The cyclone, a Category 2 storm, made landfall on the Pacific archipelago on Sunday with wind speeds of up to 140 kilometers […]

    ‘Atmospheric River’ Causes Disastrous Flooding, Mudslides in California

    ‘Atmospheric River’ Causes Disastrous Flooding, Mudslides in California

    Exceptionally heavy rain caused debris flows and flash flooding that damaged as many as two dozen homes and buildings in California’s Salinas Valley on Wednesday. In Paso Robles, unhoused people living in the Salinas Riverbed are especially in danger and local officials were working to alert them to the potential 20-25-foot rise in water levels. […]

    World’s Ice Is Melting 65 Percent Faster Than in 1990s

    World’s Ice Is Melting 65 Percent Faster Than in 1990s

    A first-of-its-kind study has examined the satellite record to see how the climate crisis is impacting all of the planet’s ice. The answer? Quite a lot. The rate of worldwide ice loss has increased by more than 60 percent in the past three decades, a study published in The Cryosphere on Monday found. “The ice […]

    Cyclone Eloise Kills at Least Nine People in Mozambique

    Cyclone Eloise Kills at Least Nine People in Mozambique

    Tropical cyclone Eloise deluged Mozambique’s Sofala Province with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds on Saturday, killing at least nine, displacing nearly 7,000, and destroying more than 300,000 acres of crops. Mozambique officials also estimated the storm completely destroyed over 1,000 homes and partially destroyed or flooded another 4,843. Extreme precipitation is a clear signal of […]

    Climate Change Is Harming Children’s Diets Globally, Scientists Warn

    Climate Change Is Harming Children’s Diets Globally, Scientists Warn

    In an alarming new study, scientists found that climate change is already harming children’s diets. It has long been understood that climate change will impact diet and food security globally. But up until now, little research proved how diet diversity is impacted by climate change outcomes, like warmer temperatures and increased precipitation, over a span […]

    Countries Must Adapt to Climate Change Now, UN Warns

    Countries Must Adapt to Climate Change Now, UN Warns

    By Ajit Niranjan World leaders and businesses are not putting enough money into adapting to dangerous changes in the climate and must “urgently step up action,” according to a report published Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Last year was the joint-hottest year on record and disasters struck every continent. Smoke-belching wildfires burned […]

    Climate Change Is Threatening Aging U.S. Dams

    Climate Change Is Threatening Aging U.S. Dams

    There are more than 90,000 dams in the United States. Many of those dams are at risk of failure. “Most of them were built more than 50 years ago. Usually, the design life of a dam is between 50 and 60 years, so a lot of our dams are already past their design age,” says […]

    The Top 10 Extreme Weather and Climate Events of 2020

    The Top 10 Extreme Weather and Climate Events of 2020

    By Jeff Masters, PhD and Dana Nuccitelli Calendar year 2020 was an extreme and abnormal year, in so many ways. The global coronavirus pandemic altered people’s lives around the world, as did extreme weather and climate events. Let’s review the year’s top 10 such events. 1. Hottest Year on Record? The official rankings will not […]