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Daryl Fairweather: Why homeowners need to prepare for the costs of climate change

We can proactively mitigate the financial risks associated with climate change while fostering a more sustainable and resilient future. The costs of preparation may be significant, but they pale in comparison to the costs of inaction.

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Vermont flood map: Crews rescue more than 100 as flooding wipes out highway and railroad

Vermont is beginning the long and gruelling clean-up from severe flooding this week which is so catastrophic that it can be seen from space.

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Compounding disasters

America’s compounding natural disasters show the reality of climate change.
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Firefighters battle blaze at Tara as climate change and El Niño risk threaten to fan fire season 'on steroids'

Experts are warning of an early and potentially disastrous fire season in Australia, as the threat of an El Niño looms and we're seeing "fires in places we've never had them before".
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Faced with climate change, island of Ischia battles illegal urban development

The island of Ischia is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, and the problem of uncontrolled urban development is making the damage worse.

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Looking for home in an overheating world: If emissions continue, will we all be migrants someday?

Where will we go to find safety from fire, floods, and extreme storms then? How long will those of us uprooted from our homes have to stay in evacuation sanctuaries? Will we ever find home again?

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‘Roads have disappeared’: Italy begins cleanup after catastrophic floods

Six months’ worth of rain fell within 36 hours across Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy’s most important agricultural regions. The recent floods were preceded by a drought that had dried out the land, reducing its capacity to absorb water.