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Nov

Advocate: Letters: Vast challenges for America with rising sea levels

Today’s news is full of gloom and doom tied to sea-level rise projections. The magnitude of the issue is hard to digest for many who have homes in coastal America. According to flood inundation maps released by Climate Central and the real estate website, Zillow, close to $1 trillion in real estate will be lost...
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31
Oct

NOLA.com: Mark Schleifstein: Louisiana is backsliding after making environmental progress. It’s troubling.

Louisiana’s 100-year romance with the petrochemical industry has come with an undeniably steep human price tag. Tens of thousands of people, living cheek-by-jowl with belching plants along the Mississippi River, are exposed to toxic chemicals at rates that are among the highest in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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30
Oct

HuffPo: Rising Sea Levels To Affect 3 Times More People Than Once Feared: Study

Roughly 300 million people may lose their homes by 2050 due to coastal flooding, a new study examining land elevation finds. The number of people at risk of coastal flooding over the next 30 years is three times higher than previously believed, according to an alarming new study examining land elevation and climate change. According to...
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29
Oct

Sun Sentinel: Sea-level rise: Adapt or retreat | Opinion

Today’s news is full of gloom and doom tied to sea-level rise projections. The magnitude of the issue is hard to digest for many who have homes in coastal America. When I resided in Coral Ridge, it was an oddity to see water on the streets, an occurrence that has now become all too commonplace....
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28
Oct

NYT: Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows

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.
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27
Oct

NPR: In Texas, Home Sellers Must Now Disclose More About The Risk Of Flooding

When Arthur Mosely moved to East Austin in the 1980s he didn’t worry about flooding. His property was not in a designated floodplain, and he thought of the creek that ran behind the house as an amenity. It guaranteed privacy and a green space full of muscadine grapes and pecan trees. But over the years...
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27
Oct

NOLA.com: Bob Marshall: There is still time to save Louisiana’s coast, but here’s why we need to act fast

Imagine this. After discovering your house is infested with termites, the contractor gives you two paths forward: Sell the thing for whatever you can get and begin looking for a new home in a new place.
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26
Oct

Houma Courier: Coalition seeks more offshore revenue

Representatives from four states traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to urge lawmakers to increase their share of offshore oil and gas revenue. Local levee and parish officials traveled with the multi-state coalition, known as the GOMESA Revenue Sharing Coalition, to speak with members of the Louisiana delegation as well as a couple of lawmakers...
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20
Oct

The Advocate: Stay or go? Help available for frequently flooded Louisianians but hurdles limit participation

WASHINGTON — When catastrophic floods swept the state in 2016, homeowners across southeast Louisiana were again faced with a decision whether to rebuild and stay in their chronically-flooded homes or pack up and head for dryer ground.
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17
Oct

NYT: Bank Regulators Present a Dire Warning of Financial Risks From Climate Change

Home values could fall significantly. Banks could stop lending to flood-prone communities. Towns could lose the tax money they need to build sea walls and other protections.
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