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Rising sea levels and sinking lands: a looming challenge for US coastal cities

Rising sea levels and sinking lands: a looming challenge for US coastal cities

In a recent study, Virginia Tech researchers uncover that sinking land, coupled with rising sea levels, threatens to flood 24 U.S. coastal cities by 2050, impacting half a million residents.

Moriah McDonald reports for Inside Climate News.

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New perspectives on water-based urban living from a Dutch innovator

New perspectives on water-based urban living from a Dutch innovator

Exploring the potential of floating cities, Koen Olthuis presents a novel approach to urban design that could redefine our relationship with water.

Kyle Chayka reports for The New Yorker.

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Cities at risk as sea levels rise and land sinks

Cities at risk as sea levels rise and land sinks

Coastal cities are facing a dual threat: rising sea levels and the sinking of their land, a phenomenon known as subsidence, which could drastically increase flooding and damages by 2050.

Matt Simon reports for WIRED.

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Oil giants unveil 'game-ending' strategy to kill climate cases

The legal battle over whether cities, counties and states can hold fossil fuel companies financially accountable for heat waves, flooding and other effects of climate change is entering a critical new phase.

Air pollution in Ireland linked to premature deaths at ‘concerning’ level in urban areas, report finds
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Air pollution in Ireland linked to premature deaths at ‘concerning’ level in urban areas, report finds

Ireland met European Union legal air quality limits in 2022 but did not meet more stringent health-based World Health Organisation guidelines for pollutants including particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone due mainly to burning of solid fuel and heavy road traffic in cities.

Climate Week NYC: Large cities are at the forefront of climate change, experts say
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Climate Week NYC: Large cities are at the forefront of climate change, experts say

About 80% of the U.S. population live in urban settings, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Some of the country's most densely populated cities, like New York City, are already at the frontlines of global warming, according to experts.

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Heat islands occur underneath cities

Urban heat islands can be felt deep under the surface—creating a sneaky threat to civil infrastructure.

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