A Million Years of Data Confirms: Monsoons Are Likely to Get Worse

The annual summer monsoon in South Asia begins this month. A new study points to more destructive storms.

#bay-of-bengal, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #india, #indian-ocean, #monsoons, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #south-asia

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Severe Flooding in Guyana Prompts Extensive Relief Effort

More than 6,900 households have been severely affected by flooding across the small South American country in the past several weeks, according to official estimates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #floods, #guyana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rain

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Severe Flooding Prompts Extensive Relief Effort in Guyana

More than 6,900 households have been severely affected by flooding across the small South American country in the past several weeks, according to official estimates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #floods, #guyana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rain

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A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.

A proposal to construct barriers for storm surge protection has forced South Floridians to reckon with the many environmental challenges they face.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #biscayne-bay-fla, #environment, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #miami-fla, #water

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Facing Hurricane and Wildfire Seasons, FEMA Is Already Worn Out

Multiple missions, combined with years of record disasters, have strained the agency — and scientists predict an unusually severe disaster season ahead.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #wildfires

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Even Amid a Pandemic, More Than 40 Million People Fled Their Homes

Storms, floods, wildfires and to a lesser degree, conflict, uprooted millions globally in 2020 — the largest human displacement in more than a decade.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #internal-displacement-monitoring-center, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #weather

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Scientists Predict an ‘Above Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

The forecast, which follows a record season in 2020, arrives as hurricanes are becoming more destructive over time.

#air-pollution, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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A Deluge Unleashes Floods in a Louisiana City [Video]

Lake Charles, which had been hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, has had some of the worst of recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of rain in Louisiana.

#floods, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #national-weather-service

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A Deluge Unleashes Floods in a Louisiana City Still Reeling From 2 Hurricanes

Lake Charles, which had been hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, has had some of the worst of recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of rain in Louisiana.

#floods, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #national-weather-service

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Climate Change Is Making Big Problems Bigger

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.

#allergies, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-protection-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lyme-disease, #regan-michael-s-1976, #wildfires

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When Climate Breakdown Hits Home: ‘Our Small Town Now Has a Rush Hour’

Readers share how environmental issues are changing their lives.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wildfires

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How a Sewage Flood Upended Lives in Queens

More than 16 months after a sewage flood wrecked their homes, some South Ozone Park residents say they’re still waiting for help from the city.

#floods, #new-york-city, #office-of-the-comptroller-nyc, #sewers-and-sewage

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Raw Sewage Flooded Their Homes. They’re Still Waiting for Help.

New York City accepted responsibility for a collapsed pipe that flooded 127 homes in Queens in 2019, but it has been slow to pay homeowners.

#basements-and-cellars, #black-people, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #discrimination, #floods, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sewers-and-sewage, #stringer-scott-m

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Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

#coal, #duke-energy-corporation, #environment, #factory-farming, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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Florida’s Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

#coal, #duke-energy-corporation, #environment, #factory-farming, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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‘Wall of Water’ if Piney Point Reservoir in Florida Breaches, Officials Warn

The authorities on Sunday said they were making progress in draining a leaking wastewater pond south of Tampa but urged residents to heed evacuation warnings.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #manatee-county-fla, #mines-and-mining, #phosphate, #phosphogypsum, #piney-point-fla, #reservoirs, #tampa-fla, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water

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Floods and Mudslides in Eastern Indonesia Leave at Least 41 Dead

Entire neighborhoods were submerged, with some of the worst effects hitting a remote island accessible only by sea, officials said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #indonesia, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #weather

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‘Imminent’ Collapse of Wastewater Reservoir in Florida Forces Evacuations

A potential deluge of nearly 400 million gallons of water from a former phosphate mine threatened homes south of Tampa on Saturday, officials warned.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #manatee-county-fla, #phosphate, #phosphogypsum, #piney-point, #reservoirs, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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Old Tunnels and Rusting Bridges: America’s Creaking Infrastructure

The Biden administration has pledged a $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. With century-old water systems and schools vulnerable to earthquakes, there is no shortage of need.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #earthquakes, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water

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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?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coastal-areas, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Flooding in Nashville Kills at Least 4 as Water Keeps Rising

Dozens of people were rescued as cars were swept away and neighborhoods were swamped. “We’re not out of the woods yet,” officials said, as water levels climbed on the Cumberland River.

#floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nashville-tenn, #rain, #weather

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The ‘Old American Dream,’ a Trap as the Floods Keep Coming

In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #floods, #global-warming, #houston-tex, #hurricane-harvey-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #texas, #weather

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Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change

In a country that suffered the harshest wildfires in its recorded history just a year ago, the deluge has become another awful milestone.

#australia, #floods, #global-warming, #new-south-wales-australia, #rivers

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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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Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.

Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.

#basel-action-network, #center-for-international-environmental-law, #corporations, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kenya, #malaysia, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states, #vietnam, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Dam Overflows in Hawaii, Forcing Evacuation

An evacuation order affected people near the Kaupakalua Reservoir and Dam in the Haiku area of Maui. At least half a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, officials said.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #hawaii, #levees-and-dams, #maui-hawaii, #rain, #reservoirs

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Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

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Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.

#floods, #florida-keys, #gentrification, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #miami-dade-county-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Covid-Battered Texas Faces Costly Recovery After Winter Storm

Basics remain scarce in some parts of Texas, and many already battered by a year of the coronavirus now face a costly recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #killeen-tex, #plumbing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #water

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Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #building-construction, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #first-street-foundation, #flood-insurance, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zoning

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A New, Safe Home for the Louvre’s Unseen Treasures

An ultramodern conservation center in northern France is a haven for flood-threatened items from the museum’s central Paris basement.

#art, #floods, #louvre-museum, #louvre-lens, #martinez-jean-luc, #restoration-and-renovation

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Warming and Warnings From the High Himalayas

The region is warming much faster than much of the planet, and the consequences are already showing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #drought, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #monsoons, #research, #south-asia

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Floods in Morocco Kill at Least 24 at Illegal Factory

The workers died after being trapped in the basement of a converted house in Tangier after torrential rains in the city, the government said.

#accidents-and-safety, #floods, #morocco, #tangier-morocco

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Mountains, Ice and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disasters

Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.

#environment, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #landslides-and-mudslides

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Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.

#avalanches, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #hydroelectric-power, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #uttarakhand-india

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Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.

#floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-2010, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #photography, #plaquemines-parish-la, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #travel-and-vacations

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Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.

#floods, #glaciers, #himalayas, #india, #uttarakhand-india

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Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #weather, #wildfires

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Water Main Break Floods Cross Bronx Expressway, Trapping Drivers

The rupture highlighted the frail state of the city’s aging infrastructure.

#bronx-nyc, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #floods, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic

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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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A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

#air-pollution, #amazon-jungle, #anxiety-and-stress, #australia, #brazil, #california, #canada, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #colombia, #colorado-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #european-union, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #international-space-station, #marshall-tex, #new-zealand, #north-america, #oregon, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #sacramento-calif, #seasons-and-months, #stanford-university, #texas, #united-states, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Cyclone Nivar Threatens India’s Puducherry

The severe storm was poised to make landfall near Puducherry, leading officials to evacuate parts of the region.

#chennai-india, #cyclones, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #india, #rain

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‘Within Seconds Everything Was Gone’: Devastating Floods Submerge the Philippines

Torrential rains and back-to-back typhoons have ripped through the country in the past two weeks, turning a once picturesque river into a sea of murky brown, killing dozens and setting off deadly landslides.

#duterte-rodrigo, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoon-goni-2020, #typhoons, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Path: Live Updates of Category 5 Storm

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Becomes a Category 5 Storm

The storm will be the second hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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At Least 6 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage North Carolina

Rescuers evacuated 31 people from a campground an hour north of Charlotte, which accounted for at least three of the fatalities, the authorities said.

#anderson-county-nc, #charlotte-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

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Eta Makes Landfall in Florida, Again

The storm had already flooded streets and forced several universities to cancel classes on Thursday.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Eta Targets Florida, Again

The storm, which had battered South Florida as well as parts of Cuba and Central America, briefly strengthened to a Category One Hurricane on Wednesday as it approached the Gulf Coast.

#floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Climate Change and the 2020 Hurricane Record: What We Know

Scientists can’t say for sure whether global warming is causing more hurricanes, but they are confident that it’s changing the way storms behave. Here’s how.

#floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Causes Flooding in South Florida

Some areas saw more than 13 inches of rainfall, and there was a storm surge along the coast.

#floods, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather, #wind

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