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Property over people? New York City’s $52bn plan to save itself from the sea

A decade after Hurricane Sandy, critics of a federal plan that allocates billions to protect the region from rising waters are calling it a ‘failure of imagination.'

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Home insurers cut natural disasters from policies over climate risk

Major insurers say they will cut out damage caused by hurricanes, wind and hail from policies underwriting property along coastlines and in wildfire country.
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As climate change worsens, a Florida Air Force installation eyes base of the future

After Tyndall Air Force Base was leveled by Hurricane Michael, those overseeing its reconstruction hope it becomes the ‘test bed’ for bases to defend against the perils posed by a warming atmosphere.
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How bad is this year’s hurricane season? 2023’s unusual tropical storms, explained

Ordinarily, all this hot water would portend a season of intense tropical storms in the Atlantic, but there’s another unusual force tamping down on severe weather: An already-strong El Niño this year is roiling the Pacific Ocean.

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Hurricanes and climate change are fueling Florida's insurance crisis

There are many contributors to Florida’s insurance crisis. One of the biggest contributors are huge insurance payouts attached to yearly storm damage following hurricane season, exacerbated by climate change.

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Florida rocked by home insurance crisis: ‘I may have to sell up and move’

Soaring hurricane-cover premiums are bad news for the state’s homeowners – and Ron DeSantis is accused of dragging his feet.

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This North Shore community wants stronger protection against disasters, climate change

Residents in Hauula have been working for years to build Oahu’s first-ever resiliency hub, a storm-resistant center that could better protect their rural, isolated and vulnerable North Shore community after a hurricane, tsunami or other disaster.