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    Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    North Carolina’s Outer Banks are dotted with vacation beaches and historic communities. But the sweeping water views do not only draw tourists. They give locals a front row seat to sea-level rise. Many, like Jamie Anderson, face more frequent floods. Anderson is the owner of Downtown Books on Roanoke Island. Since she opened the store […]

    Where Can You Move to Avoid the Climate Crisis?

    Where Can You Move to Avoid the Climate Crisis?

    As the Gulf states get pummeled by intense hurricanes and California burns in record-breaking wildfires, many in regions like these have contemplated moving to places projected to fare better in the face of the climate crisis. The ability to work from home, indefinitely for some, has also inspired interest in relocation away from expensive cities […]

    Venice Flood Barrier Passes First Major Test

    Venice Flood Barrier Passes First Major Test

    A rising tide threatened to flood Venice, Italy, on Saturday, providing the first test for the city’s long-awaited flood barrier. The tide peaked around four feet, potentially affecting more than one-third of the city, but controversial underwater barriers contained the rising waters, the AP reported. Popular tourist attraction St. Mark’s Square usually floods at three […]

    Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Is Starting to Crack

    Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Is Starting to Crack

    Antarctica‘s Thwaites Glacier has been called the “Doomsday Glacier.” Thwaites and its neighbor, the Pine Island Glacier, are among those in West Antarctica most influenced by the climate crisis. If they melted, they could destabilize the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which has the potential to contribute about 10 feet to global sea level rise. […]

    What Is a Hurricane Storm Surge and Why Is It So Dangerous?

    What Is a Hurricane Storm Surge and Why Is It So Dangerous?

    By Anthony C. Didlake Jr. Of all the hazards that hurricanes bring, storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. It can sweep homes off their foundations, flood riverside communities miles inland, and break up dunes and levees that normally protect coastal areas against storms. But what exactly is storm […]

    New York City Residents Document Flooding for Community Project

    New York City Residents Document Flooding for Community Project

    Many of New York City’s coastal residents are plagued by flooding – during storms and on sunny days. “There are certain times of the year associated with the new and full moons where it brings higher-than-normal high tides. And with that, those tides can bring flooding into communities,” says Helen Cheng, a former coastal resilience […]