Tidal flooding on the rise in some U.S. cities
The East Coast is especially vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change, a new study warns, with low-lying parts of cities potentially facing chronic high-tide flooding in the next 15 to 30 years.
Shh, scientists hope Trump overlooks major climate report
Its acronym is just obscure enough to be benign, so little-known that even people in the know stumble over the name of the federal program that guides much of the country's climate research. That's exactly what the U.S. Global Change Research Program appears to want right now, as Congress and the Trump administration go on the prowl for places to cut federal money for climate research.
Once unthinkable, 'planned retreat' enters the climate dialogue
As sea levels rise, U.S. communities have several strategies to cope with the effects of climate change, the president of the National Academy of Sciences said yesterday.
One thing that will breach Trump's wall: climate change
Architects have called the border wall a "pharaonic project." Environmentalists say it will continue to cut off the flow of water and wildlife in a changing climate but won't keep out people. President Trump, though, said yesterday, as he announced an executive order to build a border wall: "Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders, gets back its borders."
NOAA unveils tool for coastal planning
New sea-level scenarios released last week by federal scientists could help coastal communities better plan and adapt to the economic and infrastructure risks they face from climate change.