• Extreme rain: New research predicts wetter, riskier storms for much of U.S.

    Extreme rain: New research predicts wetter, riskier storms for much of U.S.
    December 14, 2016

    Extreme rains are expected to increase significantly across nearly the entire continental United States, according to a government study that provides a highly detailed picture of wetter storms to come with climate change.
  • Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?
    September 8, 2016

    Climate change may be compounding the widespread flooding that followed Hermine, according to researchers. There’s likely more of the same to come: North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in intensity, frequency and duration since the early 1980s.
  • Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts
    August 11, 2016

    A months-long drought has hit the northeastern United States, and while it’s not as dire as the West Coast’s five-year dry spell, it has stressed farms, prompted water restrictions and threatened more wildfires.
  • Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather
    July 25, 2016

    Public health officials late last week warned of the risks of extreme heat temperatures, posting heat advisories in 23 states, as dangerous temperatures and humidity moved across the central United States, spreading eastward this past weekend.
  • Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves
    July 12, 2016

    It was the hottest June on record for the lower 48 U.S. states — 3.3 degrees above normal and a hair above a 1933 Dust Bowl-era record, reported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week.
  • Wildfires in the West: Covering fires’ climate and adaptation angles

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Wildfires in the West: Covering fires’ climate and adaptation angles
    June 28, 2016

    Intense and early summer fire seasons may now be the new normal as persistent hot, dry conditions compound years of drought to worsen seasonal wildfires.
  • Mayors merge on climate: Covering adaptation in cities

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Mayors merge on climate: Covering adaptation in cities
    June 22, 2016

    Cities are considered the key to successful climate adaptation. Not only do they produce the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions and house the majority of the world’s population, but they often find themselves on the front line of climate risks.