Doulas Are Frontline Climate Workers
As Hurricane Ian approached southern Florida in late September, Tifanny Burks got a call from a recent client. A single mother of three, including an infant Burks had helped deliver, was facing
Mobile Homes Offer Low-Cost Living. Now, They’re Threatened by Climate Change.
Charlotte Bishop was standing at her kitchen window in January 2019 when she saw water streaming into her yard. A block of ice had clogged the brook that snakes around the mobile
Knowing Your Neighbors Could Save You From the Next Climate Disaster
When Winter Storm Uri hit Texas in February 2021, bringing single-digit temperatures and sheets of snow to Dallas, Susana Edith and a group of volunteers distributed lentil soup and winter gear to
New Heat Regulations Could Save Hundreds of Workers’ Lives. Do Employers Care?
Extreme heat — a phenomenon that is increasing in severity and frequency as the planet warms — is the deadliest weather related disaster, killing more than 5,600 people each year, according to
Community Land Trusts Are Building Disaster-Resilient Neighborhoods
In late September, Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful and costly storms to make landfall in the U.S., tore through southwest Florida and caused an estimated $67 billion in property damage.
Cities Are Working to Protect Public Transit From Climate Change
Last September, New York City was so thoroughly inundated by Hurricane Ida that some commuters waded through water up to their waists just to get in and out of the subway station.
Wildfire Fighters Are Struggling to Afford Housing
As the U.S. hurtles into another brutal wildfire season, the country is facing a dire shortage of federal firefighters. Last month, U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore told Congress that, in some
Climate Change Is Forcing American Women From Their Homes
On September 8, 2020, Ashley Diaz and her two small children were asleep in their beds when Diaz heard a knock on the door. It was a neighbor warning them about an
Climate Anxiety Is Real. Here’s How To Cope.
If you find yourself despairing over recent reports that young people will live through "unprecedented" heatwaves, droughts, floods and other climate disasters, you’re not alone. Nearly six in 10 young people, aged
This Mother Lost Her Home and Livelihood to Rising Seas. Now She Has Nowhere to Go.
Nurnahar and her family have seen the climate crisis take everything. They live in Bangladesh, a country where two-thirds of the land is less than 5 meters above sea level and increasingly
A Dilemma for California Legislators: Preserve Public Beaches or Protect Coastal Homes
Up and down California, rising seas are threatening seaside property. As of 2018, around 148 miles of the California coast have been fortified with jetties, breakwaters, sea walls and other hard barriers
A Stark View of Rising Seas in Georgia (PHOTOS)
The last few miles of U.S. Route 80 run through a stretch of marshland off the coast of Savannah, Georgia where floods routinely frustrate drivers. The floods weren’t always so frequent or
Issue 3: Climate Migration
Few species have proved as adaptable as Homo sapiens. From their origin in the Horn of Africa, modern humans extended their reach to the frigid plains of Siberia, the torrid deserts of
In Asia, Millions Are Fleeing Climate Disasters With Little Promise of Relief
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Growing up in Bangladesh’s sprawling capital of Dhaka, Farzana Faruk Jhumu learned about the
Climate Change and Capitalism Are Forcing Chilean Farmers to Abandon Their Land
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In 2018, Marta Morales, a 35-year-old small farmer, was forced to leave her hometown
California’s Climate Migrants
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In September of 2020, California was in the midst of a record-setting heat wave.
Severe Floods Worsen Lead Pollution In Northeast Oklahoma
Miami, Oklahoma is caught in a vice, being squeezed from both sides. To the north, dust from abandoned lead mines is seeping into the ground and into waterways. To the south, homeowners