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Flooding poses growing economic threat with annual costs reaching hundreds of billions

Flooding poses growing economic threat with annual costs reaching hundreds of billions

Flooding, increasingly severe due to extreme weather, is costing the U.S. economy between $179.8 and $496 billion annually, according to new Senate Joint Economic Committee data.

Andrew Freedman reports for Axios.

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Rising insurance costs leave more homeowners uninsured

Rising insurance costs leave more homeowners uninsured

A growing number of homeowners are opting out of insurance as policies become more expensive and climate-related disasters increase.

Patrick Cooley reports for The Washington Post.

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Renewable gas proposal by FortisBC falls flat with regulator

In a setback for FortisBC, the British Columbia Utilities Commission has turned down a proposal aimed at pushing renewable natural gas for new buildings, citing unfair cost burdens on existing customers.

Andrew MacLeod reports for The Tyee.

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The high cost of California's atmospheric river: $11 billion

The high cost of California's atmospheric river: $11 billion

The recent atmospheric river in California has resulted in staggering costs, both financially and in human terms.

Heather Souvaine Horn reports for The New Republic.

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Washington: Inslee's oil transparency initiative fails in state senate

Washington: Inslee's oil transparency initiative fails in state senate

Governor Jay Inslee's bill demanding greater transparency from oil companies on pricing and profits fails to pass in the Washington Senate.

Jerry Cornfield reports for Washington State Standard.

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Climate change will kill 14.5 million people globally by 2050 — but mostly not directly

A recent report also projects $12.5 trillion in economic losses and $1.1 trillion in healthcare costs by midcentury.
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What if the clean energy transition costs much less than we’ve been told?

Talk about astronomical costs of a sustainable economy is leaving out some of the savings of using fewer fossil fuels, according to a new analysis.
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