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Mississippi floodplains losing trees to increasing floods

Worsening floods are leading to extensive tree loss and habitat changes along the upper Mississippi River.

Richard Mertens reports for Yale E360.

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Alabama's Shiloh community struggles with floods and racism

In Alabama's Shiloh community, residents grapple with persistent flooding exacerbated by a highway expansion, highlighting issues of environmental injustice.

Lee Hedgepeth reports for Inside Climate News.

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Worsening floods may force some Mainers to flee their homes

Areas that have been developed in Maine over the past 20 years that were considered safe are now seeing the effects of climate change and increased flooding risk.
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Snakes, spores and sewage: Life in the N.Y.C. neighborhood ‘the Hole’

The small neighborhood on the border of Brooklyn and Queens has a colorful history but an uncertain future because of climate change.
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Climate change report highlights impacts to Alaska infrastructure, security, health, livelihoods

Alaska is warming at two or three times the U.S. rate, with impacts ranging from individuals’ health and safety to the military security of the nation, according to a new federal report.

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Flood threats are rising. Here’s where people are moving into harm’s way

Worldwide, humans now occupy more than twice as much land in flood-prone areas as they did four decades ago, according to a new study in the journal Nature.

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Why smaller storms are growing more fearsome, more often

The Friday storm that produced vast flooding in New York City started out earlier in the week as an unremarkable — if unpredictable — weather system.