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Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ THE FULL RESEARCH BRIEF HERE Summary Heat is the top killer among all types of weather hazards, including hurricanes and…

06/24/20
                                                               

Pour it on: How Dutch cities are soaking up rain and reducing flooding

This is the fourth nstallment of a Times-Picayune and Advocate series exploring how the Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information,…

03/10/20
                                                               

The Dutch are giving rising rivers more room. Should we follow suit?

This is the third installment of a Times-Picayune and Advocate series exploring how the Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information,…

03/09/20
                                                               

How the Dutch are building coastal protection for less — with nature’s help

This is the second installment of a Times-Picayune and Advocate series exploring how the Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information,…

03/06/20
                                                               

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

By Ayurella Horn-Muller, Climate Central and Rachael Joy, FLORIDA TODAY Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could…

11/14/19
                                                               

Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

Friends of Trees crew leaders Shelly Bedell, left, and Felicia Frizado plant a tree on Portland Audubon property in Northwest Portland. Monica Samayoa/OPB by Climate Central, Monica Samayoa Follow and Priyanka Runwal
This story was produced through a partnership between Climate Central and Oregon Public Broadcasting….

11/04/19
                                                               

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

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Climate Central examined flood risks facing NASA's active space launch complexes at the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Using our proprietary Portfolio Analysis Tool (PAT). We found that the launch pads most vulnerable to flooding…

10/30/19
                                                               

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understoodSLR

Flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 2017. Source: World Meteorological Organization / Flickr New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As a result of heat-trapping pollution from human…

10/29/19
                                                               

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country. 
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Summary The National Weather Service heat index includes…

08/21/19
                                                               

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

By Maya Miller (Climate Central) and Jes Burns (Oregon Public Broadcasting) Three years ago Willy Crippen had his sights set on lighting a fire in the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains, the picture-postcard backdrop for the northeast Oregon town of Baker City. Smoke covers a hillside in the Applegate…

06/19/19