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April 12, 2015--Millions facing higher premium rates for flood insurance (New York Times)

Millions of Americans including many whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy are paying double-digit increases in flood insurance premiums. Those living with mortgages in high-risk flood regions are paying 18 percent increases under new legislation that went into effect this month. That includes some of the communities that experienced Sandy's wrath in 2012.


March 10, 2015--Calculating the cost of river floods in an age of climate change (CityLab)

Last September, India and Pakistan experienced devastating floods made deadlier because of shoddy urban planning and sluggish disaster management. About 600 people died, roughly 300 on either side of the border, as the river Jhelum flooded.


March 9, 2015--A relentless climate movement is starting to win big (Guardian)

The official view: all eyes are on Paris, where negotiators will meet in December for a climate conference that will be described as “the most important diplomatic gathering ever” and “a last chance for humanity.” Heads of state will jet in, tense closed-door meetings will be held, newspapers will report that negotiations are near a breaking point, and at the last m


February 10, 2015--GOP challenges Obama over flood risks from climate change (State)

Underscoring the political challenges President Barack Obama faces as he presses ahead to combat climate change, eight Republican senators are contesting the legality of his Jan. 30 directive toughening floodplain standards for new federal projects. In a letter to Obama last week that was coordinated by Mississippi Sen.


February 3, 2015--World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC head (Reuters)

Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists warned on Tuesday. The latest report from the U.N.


February 2, 2015--White House budget: Agriculture funding targets climate change impact (Washington Post)

The Agriculture Department would lose roughly $300 million this year under the president’s spending plan, receiving $23.5 billion in discretionary funding.


January 31, 2015--USGS report shows how global warming will shift Pacific wind and wave patterns (Summit Voice)

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have developed climate models that help show how global warming will change wind and wave patterns, potentially affecting island communities, especially as sea level rises. The new USGS report looked at U.S. and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, where climate change is expected to alter the highest waves and strongest winds.


January 22, 2015--Climate-induced migration: A looming crisis (Huff Post)

Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge, likely to change the planet we call home and


January 8, 2015--Prepare for rising migration driven by climate change, governments told (Guardian)

Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.


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