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Climate change be damned. More Americans are moving to high-risk areas

By Vanessa Yurkevich

Seventeen years ago, when Adriana Nichols moved from New York City to Los Angeles, she had a simple wish list: natural light (her New York studio apartment was dark), a yard and quiet neighbors. She managed to check everything off that list — and has spent nearly two decades living in the canyons of LA.


Populations in high-risk climate areas grow: Redfin

By Lexi Lonas

Populations in areas of the United States at high risk for climate disasters are growing, according to an analysis done by real estate listing service Redfin.


Climate and refugee organizations say Biden has power to help address climate change-driven displacement

By Rebecca Morin

A cross section of refugee and climate organizations say President Joe Biden can help address refugees driven from their homelands by climate change-related factors by using a number of actions at his disposal.


To Flee, or to Stay Until the End and Be Swallowed by the Sea

By Dalia Faheid, Katie Livingstone Photo: Katie Livingstone , Inside Climate News

The Rev. Roch Naquin grew up on this island along the Louisiana coast, trapping muskrats and mink in the marsh beyond his family’s home and cutting firewood from a stand of oak trees.


This Louisiana neighborhood is retreating in the face of climate change

By Alexandria Herr Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images

In early May, President Joe Biden stood in front of the 70-year old Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana. With the aging bridge in the background, he spoke about the hurricanes that have battered the town over the last year, emphasizing the need for infrastructure to adapt to the increasing severity of storms influenced by climate change. “The people of Louisiana always have picked themselves up, just like America always picks itself up,” he said, adding that the U.S. needs to “build back in a way that all we build is better able to withstand storms.”


Extreme Weather Displaces Record Numbers of People as Temperatures Rise

By Deutsche Welle Photo: S. Bandopadhyay

Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising temperatures wrought extra chaos on the climate, according to a report published Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).


Climate Migration May Lead to the Next Great Housing Crisis

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.


Freshwater fish are in “catastrophic” decline with one-third facing extinction, report finds

By Sophie Lewis Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP Via Getty Images

Thousands of fish species are facing “catastrophic” decline — threatening the health, food security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world. New research shows that one-third of all freshwater fish now face extinction.


As Biden Seeks Answers on Climate’s Impact on Migration, Sydney Declaration Provides Legal Ground Rules for Action

By Jane McAdam

In an executive order earlier this month, President Joe Biden ordered a report into “climate change and its impact on migration, including forced migration, internal displacement, and planned relocation,” including “options for protection and resettlement of individuals displaced directly or indirectly from climate change.”


Climate Migration Needs Personal Stories

By Cameron Ramey Photo: Neil Palmer, CIAT
Reporting personal stories illustrating the impacts of climate change bears importance beyond feeding reader interest or even good journalism practice. Personal stories give a human face to one of the most tangible consequences of unmitigated climate change that we face today.