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El Niño and global warming fuel extreme weather disasters

Recent events in Chile and California highlight the devastating effects of climate change and El Niño, combining to cause deadly wildfires and record-breaking floods.

Somini Sengupta reports forThe New York Times.

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More U.S. homes are repeatedly flooding as the nation’s flood risk grows

The number of U.S. properties that have flooded numerous times continues to rise, according to federal data, in the latest sign of the nation’s mounting flood risk.
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The dubious, racially charged flood project Biden is resurrecting in Mississippi

Congress approved the construction of the Yazoo Pumps more than 80 years ago. They might finally be built—and disproportionately benefit white landowners.
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Once known for its pollution, Pittsburgh becomes a poster child for climate consciousness

The National Climate Assessment shines a light on the city’s “innovative” plans to curb flooding based on projections for heavier, climate-amplified precipitation.
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Bamboo may be the secret ingredient to building a flood-resistant home

A star architect is building swaths of flood-resistant homes out of bamboo. What makes the material so “marvelous”?
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Environmental, immigrant groups say state needs to prepare for likely climate migration

In Maine, as in other places, the impacts of climate change are already being felt, with ocean temperatures warming quickly and the state experiencing higher than average levels of precipitation.

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Why we need a ‘slow water’ movement

To withstand drought and deluge, an H2O how-to from Erica Gies, author of ‘Water Always Wins.’