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Mississippi floodplains losing trees to increasing floods

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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How California can solve its water woes by flooding its farmland

Restored floodplains in the state’s agricultural heartland are fighting both flooding and drought. But their fate rests with California’s powerful farmers.

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How the Ford government severed, then rebuilt, a bridge to Ontario conservation authorities

Ontario's watershed watchers have a sordid history with the Progressive Conservatives, but maybe things are looking up.

Rivers can be climate change solutions
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Michele Thieme: Rivers can be climate change solutions, too

This past December marked the 5th anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. Soon after, the Biden Administration rejoined the Paris Agreement as one of their first actions in office. And in January, the Climate Adaptation Summit once again convened global leaders and local stakeholders to accelerate adaptation action. As these milestones reinvigorate a call to […]
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Climate change blamed for a third of U.S. flood losses in past 3 decades

Climate change blamed for a third of U.S. flood losses in past 3 decades

Flooding is the most common weather-related disaster threat in the United States.
Rob Moore: As climate risks worsen, U.S. flood buyouts fail to meet the need
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Rob Moore: As climate risks worsen, U.S. flood buyouts fail to meet the need

As climate change drives more extreme coastal storms and precipitation events, the system must undergo a drastic overhaul or risk stranding millions in flood-prone homes.

As the monsoon and climate shift, India faces worsening floods
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As the monsoon and climate shift, India faces worsening floods

Extreme precipitation events are on the rise in India. The resulting floods are being exacerbated by unplanned urban growth and environmental degradation, driving millions from their homes and causing widespread damage.

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