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Rising Atlantic sea levels
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Rising sea levels pose new challenges for southern US coasts

A rapid increase in sea levels across the southern U.S. is compelling coastal communities to adapt to unprecedented environmental changes.

Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis, Kevin Crowe, and John Muyskens report for The Washington Post.

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The Marshall Islands aren’t giving in to sea level rise

The precariously placed island nation has put together a comprehensive—if expensive—plan to survive sea level rise.
Australia offers Tuvalu climate sanctuary

Anthony Albanese offers Tuvalu residents the right to resettle in Australia, as climate change 'threatens its existence'

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a new pact with the low-lying island country of Tuvalu, allowing residents facing displacement from climate change the ability to resettle in Australia. 
seawalls & rising sea levels

Can seawalls save us from rising seas and surging storms?

Huge coastal barriers could protect the world’s cities. But they’ll have unexpected costs.
climate migration & refugees

Environmental, immigrant groups say state needs to prepare for likely climate migration

In Maine, as in other places, the impacts of climate change are already being felt, with ocean temperatures warming quickly and the state experiencing higher than average levels of precipitation.

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The hypocrisy at the heart of the insurance industry

Sometimes, a town doesn’t have to be underwater to become uninhabitable. All it has to do is be uninsurable.
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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.