Weather forecasting key to navigating climate change

Oct 4, 2021
More accurate hurricane and wildfire forecasting can help save lives as extreme weather events become more common.
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How gung-ho are the Brits about cutting their carbon emissions?

Sep 2, 2021
At the COP26 climate change summit, the British government will call on the world to decarbonize, but are Brits ready to follow their leaders?
A sign warns of flooding in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, western England, on Feb. 20, 2020.
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The unequal effects of climate change

Jul 16, 2021
Climate change affects every aspect of our lives, but some people are more vulnerable to severe damage and high costs.
An almost dry section of Lake Oroville in Northern California. The state is suffering a prolonged drought, creating problems for agriculture and stoking wildfires.
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For small businesses, extreme heat can mean unexpected costs

Jul 9, 2021
Among them are higher electricity bills, air conditioning upgrades and running cooling misters for customers outdoors.
With unexpected weather can come unexpected costs, like AC upgrades, higher electrical bills, even irrigation systems to protect property in case of wildfires.
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Farmers need to adapt crops to climate change to stay profitable, experts say

Oct 20, 2020
Climate change has arrived in American agriculture, and it could cause profits to drop 30% over the next 30 to 50 years.
Workers harvest zucchini on a farm in Florida City, Florida, in April. Climate change is shifting which crops farmers can grow — and when they can grow them.
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Floods, fires and financial risk: What climate change could do to the financial system

Aug 5, 2019
A regulator warns the changing climate could cause a financial crisis.
Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades.
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High water on the Mississippi River means less barge cargo

Apr 29, 2019
Barge line president talks about dealing with flood conditions and his trip to Capitol Hill.
A barge moves along the flooded Mississippi River in 2011 in Natchez, Mississippi. 
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More hurdles in place for America's farmers

Apr 15, 2019
Growers in the Midwest are coping with the trade war and bad weather.
Soybeans are harvested in 2018.
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Another day, another storm

Apr 11, 2019
Businesses in the Midwest are in the process of recovering from last month's floods.
A tractor drives through flooding in Missouri last month. Midwest businesses are struggling to shoulder the financial burden of flooding and storm damage by two recent storms.
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Investors flock to previously flooded Houston neighborhoods with hopes of big returns

Aug 22, 2018
Some homeowners are eager to sell, but officials fear new renters will be put in harm's way.
In the Meyerland neighborhood in southwest Houston, Texas, house debris is still being cleared a year after Hurricane Harvey.
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