Impacts

Ironton, a small incorporated community in Louisiana, was devastated by Hurricane Ida. But the destruction was not inevitable. Founded by freed people who were previously enslaved, Ironton residents had to fight for running water, sewage – and levees.

Mariana Mazzucato, et al call for new thinking about an issue that lies behind all of the world’s biggest collective challenges.
As the Supreme Court considers the fate of American wetlands, Annie Proulx’s Fen, Bog, and Swamp offers an elegiac love letter to overlooked ecosystems.
But the coral are trapped in tanks, still waiting to be released on the reefs.

Scientists there are working on understanding the genetics that result in this bonanza of apple diversity, with the ultimate goal of improving the fruit in different ways — tastier, heartier, more disease-resistant and with longer shelf-life in the face of changing climates.

To combat the worst impacts of sea-level rise, a new industry of floating infrastructure is emerging.
Isn’t it time for rich nations to pay the communities that they have helped to drown?
In a community ravaged by fire, floods and contaminated drinking water, residents wonder, ‘What’s next?’ And who will pick up the bill?

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian made landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating.

The precise size, strength and path of Ian remains uncertain. But the Tampa Bay region that lies in its crosshairs is one of the most vulnerable places in the United States to severe flooding.
The 2022 drought season showed claims of drought-resistant hemp were exaggerated. Farmers are now ditching the crop.
Locals knew what to do about the infrastructure problems that extreme weather revealed. Their hands were tied.

How a drought-stricken community in rural India became a “village of millionaires”.

The proposal for 12 movable sea barriers across waterways like Jamaica Bay replaces a disputed plan for a single, larger outer-harbor wall.
As Texas continues to battle drought, groups are trying a market-based solution to help farmers and protect what little water is left.
A coastal B.C. First Nation dispossessed from its land for decades by colonialism is part of a groundswell of Indigenous nations declaring protected areas based on their own sovereignty — and they’re not waiting around for colonial governments
New solutions are being tested to combat health risks from heat waves, particularly in urban “heat islands.”
Europe's militaries are caught between defending against Russia and fighting global warming-driven wildfires. Leaders say the problem will only worsen.
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