• COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow
    November 15, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has unsettled a major global warming treaty, just as diplomats gather at a major United Nation’s climate meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk
    October 24, 2016

    Poverty is a major factor in the death of victims of natural disasters, including those that are climate related, according to a United Nations report released on Oct. 13 in connection with the International Day for Disaster Reduction.
  • Road from Paris: Global climate deal expected to take effect soon

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Road from Paris: Global climate deal expected to take effect soon
    September 29, 2016

    The historic Paris Agreement is poised for enactment now that key milestones are nearly met for the number of countries taking part — including newly joined India — and for the amount of carbon emissions those countries represent.
  • 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.
  • Deep South, deep risk: Region faces climate adaptation challenges

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Deep South, deep risk: Region faces climate adaptation challenges
    August 23, 2016

    President Barack Obama is to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana today in the wake of inundating high water that killed 13 people and left more than 100,000 seeking federal assistance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flooding in Texas: Is your state next? How to cover inland flood risk

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Flooding in Texas: Is your state next? How to cover inland flood risk
    June 6, 2016

    Dig deeper on the flood risk and response story using the more than three-dozen flood-related resources in the Reporter’s Guide to Climate Adaptation database.