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Maine officials, climate council agree building resilience to extreme weather a top priority

Gov. Janet Mills called a special meeting of the climate council to discuss the coastal flooding and other devastation from the trio of recent storms.
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Lough Neagh: The year the UK's largest lake turned green

After toxic algae caused havoc in Lough Neagh and further afield, what's in store for 2024?
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More states are requiring homeowners to disclose flood risks, past damage

North Carolina, South Carolina, New York and New Jersey this year embraced more stringent requirements for home sellers to disclose whether a property is at risk of flooding.
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As temperatures rise, Dengue fever spreads and cases rise

With temperatures and rainfall increasing, the mosquitoes that carry dengue viruses are extending their range. More than 4.5 million cases have been reported this year, and global climate models project an additional 2 billion people could be at risk of infection by 2080.
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Sikkim floods: Glacial lake that sent deadly waters was identified as dangerous in 2019

Hundreds of rescuers dug through slushy debris and fast-flowing, icy water Friday in a search for survivors after a glacial lake burst through a dam in India’s Himalayan northeast, a disaster that many had warned was possible for years.
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How government neglect, misguided policies doomed Derna to deadly floods

Video evidence shows evacuations being carried out among coastal communities in Derna, prompting many people to move inland — and into the path of the coming flood.
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How climate change left a rural Texas neighborhood nearly uninhabitable

In Liberty County, one neighborhood has been slowly abandoned as years of flooding and intense rains prompted a spiral of decline. A struggling buyout program shows the complexities and limitations of “managed retreat” from disaster-prone areas.