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Selling Flood Risk: NY

In a stark revelation of the escalating climate crisis, Rebuild by Design’s latest analysis of housing and climate data reveals that homes sold in New York City in 2023 – worth $3.6 billion – face a high risk of flooding before their 30-year mortgages are paid off. Selling Flood Risk: NYC highlights the vulnerability of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Climate Change Preparedness

Manchester Journal: In Vermont, according to the research organization, Rebuild by Design, “fourteen counties were hit hard by a historic flood in July 2023, resulting in extensive property damage, closure of 100+ roads, and significant damage to rail lines.” Between 2011-2021 seventeen climate-related disasters swept through Vermont causing billions of dollars in damages. The next

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Who will pay for climate disasters?

The Adirondack Almanack: A suite of environmental bills passed in the state Senate recently to mark last month’s Earth Day. One measure, delivered to the Assembly last week, could result in a multi-million annual grant for the North Country to help with disasters caused by extreme weather. The money is anticipated under the Climate Superfund Act introduced

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Città resilienti, ecco il piano per New York

Ingenio: L’anno dopo infatti nasce Rebuild by Design, un’organizzazione con il compito di far cooperare istituzioni locali e federali, università, enti di ricerca, attori locali. In breve tempo furono prodotti, con incontri di progettazione partecipata, dieci progetti di difesa dall’innalzamento delle acque e di resilienza urbana, sei dei quali, esattamente un anno dopo, nel giugno del

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A New Era For Climate Adaptation

Little Green Podcast: Big storms aren’t going anywhere any time soon, so it’s essential to understand how cities like New York are adapting to and preparing for these increasingly precedent weather events. Christina gets the lowdown on some of the massive resiliency projects happening in the city. She learns about an exciting model for climate

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NYC looks to limit climate change’s impact with flood resiliency projects. Here’s where they stand.

CBS: How well is New York City prepared for the complexities of climate change, like flooding? Since Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, New York has been increasing its flood resiliency plans. “The reality is we’re never going to be fully prepared for a storm like Sandy,” New York Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala said.

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