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North Atlantic's record heat waves may fuel an intense hurricane season

North Atlantic's record heat waves may fuel an intense hurricane season

A marine heat wave in the North Atlantic has set daily temperature records for over a year, raising concerns about its potential to drive an unusually severe hurricane season.

Chelsea Harvey reports for E&E News.

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Weather events drive up insurance losses in 2023

Weather events drive up insurance losses in 2023

A string of severe weather events, rather than a single major hurricane, has led to a significant increase in insurance losses, signaling a costly trend for policyholders.

Leslie Kaufman reports for Bloomberg.

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Americans pay a steep price for weather disasters

Some homeowners are opting out of insurance altogether, further exacerbating overall disaster risks.

Shannon Osaka reports for The Washington Post.

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Exploring the need for a new category in hurricane intensity

Scientists suggest adding a Category 6 to the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale due to increasingly intense storms.

Scott Dance reports for The Washington Post.

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DeSantis called for 'energy dominance' during White House run. His plan still is relevant to Floridians, who face intensifying climate impacts

Record heat and more damaging hurricanes leave some Floridians feeling their governor is ignoring the perils of a warming planet.
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Craig Pittman: In the Florida Keys, a fight over adding more residents to evacuate

One hurricane can turn this island paradise into a dystopian nightmare.

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Some houses are being built to stand up to hurricanes and sharply cut emissions, too

Climate change is increasing billion-dollar disasters, many of them from intensifying hurricanes. Some housing developers are building homes with an eye toward making them more resilient to such extreme weather, and friendlier to the environment at the same time.
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