"Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities."
Planning & Growth
"A secret agreement has allowed the nation’s homebuilders to make it much easier to block changes to building codes that would require new houses to better address climate change, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times."
"One franchise’s challenge: Amid rising sea levels, build a stadium to last 100 years."
"Researchers say continued home building in high-risk wildfire areas threatens lives and makes big blazes more likely."
"After Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, Houston jumped to the front of the pack in adapting to the threat of climate change. It passed tougher building codes, offered more buyouts for flood-prone homes and budgeted billions of dollars in new funding for flood control."
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"Environmental experts on Wednesday warned House lawmakers about risks to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) posed by climate change, saying the situation is likely to worsen in the coming years."
"Annie Haigler steps out of her home in Louisville, Ky., pulling a handkerchief out of her pocket to dab sweat off her forehead. She enjoys sitting on her porch, especially to watch the sunrise. She has always been a morning person. But as the day progresses, the heat can be unbearable for her."
"Guus van Kesteren moved to Delray Beach 23 years ago. His home here is on the the town's barrier island and backs up to the Intracoastal Waterway, which separates the island from the Florida mainland."