Climate Central – Extreme Weather

  • New Tool Forecasts Local Power Generation
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    Explore our new wind and solar forecasting tool. How much electricity did solar and wind installations generate in your area in the past 24 hours? How much power will they produce today and tomorrow? The vast majority of Americans support expanding the production of solar and wind energy. But the average person has no... Read more »
  • Want to Build a Delaware Beach House? Expect Regular Floodwaters in 30 Years
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    By Maddy Lauria (the News Journal) and John Upton (Climate Central) This story was produced and published in partnership with the News Journal, a newspaper in Delaware. Southern Delaware Realtor Lee Ann Wilkinson has been helping people achieve their dreams of owning a beach house for more than 30 years. But owning beachfront property... Read more »
  • Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea
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    Research Report by Climate Central and Zillow Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states. RELATED RESOURCES • Interactive map showing risk zones • Sea level tool with results by location: scroll to the “Future Flood Risk to Homes” section of tool after typing a city,... Read more »
  • Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm
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    Research Brief by Climate Central One morning last October, Miami’s municipal government issued a warning to drivers in the area: they should avoid much of the city’s center, because it had been inundated. “Today, Miami is flooding as if a hurricane went through it,” the city’s mayor wrote on Twitter. No hurricane... Read more »
  • Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits
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    By Eilis O'Neill (KUOW/EarthFix). Maya Miller (Climate Central) contributed reporting This story was produced through a partnership with EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration of public media in the Pacific Northwest. It’s part of “Breathing Fire,” a series of research reports and journalism features by Climate Central. The work has received support from the Bill... Read more »
  • Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors
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    By Kevin Davenport (Idaho Statesman). Maya Miller (Climate Central) contributed reporting Ivy Albert’s job is conversation. Working as an interpreter, she helps the hearing impaired by translating things like doctor’s appointments and business meetings to and from American sign language. She was also born with asthma. This story was produced through a partnership with the... Read more »
  • Breathing Fire: California’s Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Wildfire Smoke
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    This story was produced and published in partnership with KQED, an NPR affiliate in California. It’s part of “Breathing Fire,” a series of research reports and journalism features by Climate Central. The work has received support from the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. Read the... Read more »
  • Air Pollution Progress Still Undermined by Western Wildfires
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    Research Report by Climate Central August 2018 Summary This report is part of “Breathing Fire,” a series of research reports and journalism features by Climate Central.Download report PDF In more than half of the states in the American West, the largest wildfire on record for each state has occurred since 2000. Large wildfires damage... Read more »
  • West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role
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    Read Climate Central’s research report, “U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days.’”Download story PDF here By John Upton (Climate Central) and Kyle Jones (El Paso Times) Elisa Sierra had just given birth to twins when she became infected with West Nile virus. The infection left Sierra, who lives on the West... Read more »
  • U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’
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    Research Report by Climate Central Download report PDF Among the many consequences of human-caused climate change is a change in the pattern, incidence and location of some diseases spread by biting mosquitoes, ticks and flies. These diseases pose a significant public health challenge globally, including in the United States. The number of mosquito... Read more »