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Flood and Wildfire Risks: Translating Risk Ratings into Future Costs Can Help Homebuyers and Renters

Repairing storm damage is expensive, and insurance covers less than many people realize. Sean Rayford/Getty Images  If you look at homes on real estate websites today,...

Timely Warnings Avert Loss of Life from Surging Glacier in Pakistan

Floods rage through the Hunza valley every year from an unstable lake below the Shishper glacier, but an early warning system gives people time to evacuate.

How Will Pakistan Stay Cool While Keeping Emissions in Check?

In its updated NDC, Pakistan revealed it is working on a ‘Cooling Action Plan’. As need for refrigeration and air conditioning grows, how will policymakers keep the sector in line with climate pledges?

COP26: Experts React to the UN Climate Summit and Glasgow Pact

We asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here’s what they had to say about the deals that were made. (This page will be updated as reactions come in.)

Why Was Pakistan Left Out of Biden’s Climate Summit?

Given that Pakistan is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, Washington shouldn’t write it out of the climate change cooperation script.

Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan

Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans...

Pakistan’s Unheralded Fight Against Climate Change

In recent months, the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) has been in the headlines—and for all the wrong reasons. As India-Pakistan relations have worsened, the IWT—one...

Resilient Midwestern Cities Improving Equity in a Changing Climate

The Midwest is known as America’s heartland and breadbasket, home to the Great Lakes. Despite the constancy of these iconic images, however, cities across...

What Does the Science Really Say About Sea-level Rise?

A recent high-profile study led by US climatologist James Hansen has warned that sea levels could rise by several meters by the end of...

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