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Quinault Indian Nation plans relocation to combat flooding

Quinault Indian Nation plans relocation to combat flooding

The Quinault Indian Nation in Washington State is relocating Taholah village to higher ground to mitigate flood risks exacerbated by climate change.

Mark Trahant and Stewart Huntington report for ICT.

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How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels

How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels

In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching.

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Dream homes and disasters: Is the government ready to confront climate risk?

Billions of new taxpayer dollars are aimed at helping victims of extreme weather leave their vulnerable homes. But without a lot of teeth, the federal programs may just perpetuate the problem.
To stay or to go: Increased flooding forces towns to make hard choices

To stay or to go: Increased flooding forces towns to make hard choices

Increased rainfall and repetitive flooding strain aging infrastructure in many towns across the Mississippi River Basin. But what options do residents have?
Rising seas could swallow 650,000 privately-owned properties by 2050

Rising seas could swallow 650,000 privately-owned properties by 2050

Rising seas could swallow millions of U.S. acres — and 650,000 privately-owned buildings — by 2050, according to an analysis published Thursday.
Floods, hurricanes, wildfires: What aid is your county getting to prepare?

Floods, hurricanes, wildfires: What aid is your county getting to prepare?

For decades the federal government has known that climate change will force people in the U.S. to relocate. But FEMA's disaster preparedness spending — which includes money to help with relocation — already falls short of the need, experts say.

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Hawaii is the only state not seeking federal buyouts to move residents away from floods

Hawaii is the only state not seeking federal buyouts to move residents away from floods

The FEMA program could help as the climate crisis worsens. But the public would have to know it exists and overcome outdated building codes and high property values.
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