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Coastal Communities Challenge Updated FEMA New England Flood Maps

September 13, 2017

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, observers are predicting that premiums for a cash-strapped federal flood insurance program are likely to rise. Along the Atlantic coast, meanwhile, communities from Rhode Island to Maine are already mounting a related challenge to the program: the accuracy of federal flood maps maps that designate who must pay those premiums in the first place.

 

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July 27, 2017

The consequences of climate change, experts say, will disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.

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New England’s Ski Industry Prepares For A Changing Climate

March 16, 2017

For the first time in decades, the length of the U.S. ski season is shrinking.

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Saltmarsh Sparrow Could Be A Victim Of Sea Level Rise

September 15, 2016

A tiny sparrow that lives in salt marshes from Maine to Virginia could be the new “poster child” for our changing coastal habitat. Experts say rising sea levels make the bird’s future uncertain, and it may spell the first sign of danger to an entire ecosystem. A salt marsh isn’t very homey. There are no…

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