“From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change”

“By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency. Those costs… Read More

“While the rich world braces for future climate change, the poor world is already being devastated by it”

“Known for its busy port and views of the Indian Ocean, the 19th-century city used to be the fourth largest in the country. Now Beira will go down in history as being “90% wiped out” by global warming,… Read More

“Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam”

“From chronically flooded Midwestern towns to fire-charred California suburbs, from Bangladesh’s sodden delta to low island nations facing rising seas, a long-underplayed strategy for cutting risks related to human-driven climate change is coming to the fore—adaptation. Through 30… Read More

“Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters”

“As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming. The White House report quietly issued… Read More

“Sea level rise is eroding home value, and owners might not even know it”

“CHARLESTON, S.C. — Elizabeth Boineau’s 1939 Colonial sits a block and a half from the Ashley River in a sought-after neighborhood of ancient live oaks, charming gardens and historic homes. A year ago, she thought she could sell… Read More

“Climate change event heats up when Harvey victims complain of neglect”

“It seemed a reliably friendly crowd Saturday at a town hall dedicated to climate change effects in flood-prone areas of Houston. More than 100 had packed the community center auditorium east of downtown, many sporting T-shirts with environmental… Read More

“War Against Natural Disasters: A Fight the Indian Military Can’t Win”

“A sensitive Himalayan ecosystem and community vulnerable to threats— both natural and human-caused— lies along the Indian border region of Ladakh, bordered by Pakistan and China. For one, ongoing military tensions necessitate a permanent presence of the Indian… Read More