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Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Sea levels are rising. Recent housing growth rates are faster in ten-year flood-risk zones in a third of all coastal states. Climate Central and Zillow publish updated projections of possible impacts in coastal areas in this updated 2019 report.

Trending: CBS Climate Reckoning Documentary

A new CBS News documentary “A Climate Reckoning in the Heartland” looks at how the devastating floods that ravaged the Midwest this spring are forcing farmers to reckon with a “new reality” with climate change.

Protected: Practical Pointer: Siting Renewables on Conservation Easements

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Through Smoke and Fire, NASA Searches for Answers

In addition to monitoring active fires, NASA is working to improve fire activity tracking and forecasting and well as quantify impacts of smoke and cloud interactions on weather and climate models.

Tracking Change: CO2 in the Context of Human History

Climate Central’s Independence Day edition provides helpful template graphics to help visualize and communicate about climate change.

NASA: Interactive Report on Climate Concerns

Even seemingly small increases in global temperatures can have big impacts on our planet and its inhabitants, according to a major United Nations-sponsored climate change report. NASA takes a closer look at how and why limiting global warming matters in their interactive two-part series.

A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

Warming conditions will necessitate a much greater demand for water in the Midwest, a new study in Ecospheres reports.

Summer Temperature Trends in the Contiguous U.S.

Increased temperatures are evident with warming summers that are endangering health, stressing agriculture, and raising energy costs.

Trending: Improvements in water quality could reduce ecological impact of climate change on rivers

Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study by Cardiff University’s Water Research Institute and the University of Vermont.

NASA Global Data Released

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica – are now available to the public