Unanswered in Biden’s Climate Plan: Whose Home Will, and Won’t, Be Saved?

The $2 trillion proposal represents an enormous effort to fight climate change, but it sidesteps a dilemma: When should Americans defend their land, and when should they just move?

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Chuck Schumer Stalls Climate Overhaul of Flood Insurance Program

Senator Chuck Schumer is objecting to a plan that would raise costs for some of his constituents by bringing flood insurance rates in line with climate risks.

#coastal-areas, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #flood-insurance, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #schumer-charles-e

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Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

#coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #outer-banks-nc, #property-taxes

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Early Biden Climate Test: Groups Demand Tougher Rules on Building

A new push for stricter rules in flood zones could force Biden’s team to choose: Increase construction costs, or leave people exposed to climate change.

#coastal-areas, #environment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #flood-insurance, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mccarthy-gina, #national-flood-insurance-program, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Treasure Washes Up on Venezuela’s Shore, Bringing Gold and Hope to a Village

Venezuela’s economic meltdown had pummeled a proud fishing village. Then jewelry started mysteriously surfacing on its beach, easing the pain of an economic crisis.

#coastal-areas, #fishing-commercial, #gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #piracy-at-sea, #treasure-troves, #venezuela

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A New Orleans Tower Anchors a City’s Riverfront Ambitions

The World Trade Center, an X-shaped office tower that has sat empty since 2011, is at the heart of plans to revitalize the area along the Mississippi River.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coastal-areas, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation

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Hunting for a Waterfront Home That’s Ready for Its Closeup

For TV shows like “Big Little Lies,” location managers need to find jaw-dropping seaside properties with a vibe that fits every character. And then the negotiations start.

#big-little-lies-tv-program, #california, #coastal-areas, #luxury-goods-and-services, #malibu-calif, #monterey-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #television, #vallee-jean-marc

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After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again.

The deep bonds residents have for their coastal community have been tested by three epic hurricanes. Many wonder whether it’s time to leave.

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Here’s a Way to Make Communities More Resilient to Hurricanes

Listen to the scientists who study them.

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Hurricane Laura Strengthens in the Gulf and Rekindles Dread From Past Storms

Hurricane Laura is expected to hit the coast of Texas and Louisiana near the anniversary of Harvey, one of the most disastrous storms the region has experienced.

#coastal-areas, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #texas

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Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.

#coastal-areas, #environment, #federal-home-loan-mortgage-corp-freddie-mac, #federal-national-mortgage-assn-fannie-mae, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mortgages, #north-carolina, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #st-johns-county-fla

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Beach Towns Have a Message for New York City Residents: Go Away

Annoyed by the city’s decision to keep its shoreline closed, officials in nearby areas are limiting beach access to keep outsiders at bay.

#beaches, #city-council-nyc, #coastal-areas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #long-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #shutdowns-institutional

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Yes, Jersey Shore Beaches Are Reopening. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

The coronavirus has upended the rhythms of summer at the shore, a 130-mile coastline that is equal parts economic engine and cultural touchstone.

#beaches, #better-days-album, #coastal-areas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #john-david-lyon, #memorial-day, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #paul-m-kanitra, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southside-johnnythe-asbury-jukes, #tony-vaz, #travel-and-vacations

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Food Lines a Mile Long in America’s Second-Wealthiest State

“We’ve never had to rely on anyone else,” said one food bank visitor. But now, pushed to the edge of hunger, many unemployed New Jersey residents are asking for help for the first time.

#casinos, #coastal-areas, #community-food-bank-of-new-jersey, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #fulfill, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #unite-here

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