Clouds -- or a shortage of them -- could send the climate into a tailspin. The trouble is, it's almost impossible to predict what they'll do.
Lawmakers are retreating on basic reforms when they should be looking to the future, and creating even more dramatic changes.
A series of hurricanes has left the National Flood Insurance Program hopelessly in debt. A 2012 law aimed to fix that, but with residents of flood-prone areas irate, lawmakers are backpedaling.
Here's the story of how a quirky art project morphed into a surprisingly powerful tool for rallying communities to fight climate change.
This is the year we realized that being "green" is more than a tired trend. For cities, coping with climate chaos is a matter of survival.
When Hurricane Andrew struck Southeast Florida in 1992, it only skirted Miami -- but it still did massive damage. The next one will likely be much, much worse
We know the seas are rising, the question is how fast -- and how quickly will our coastal cities have to adapt?
In Miami Beach, high tides regularly flood streets with knee-deep seawater. The growing crisis, and the city’s response, hold lessons for seaside cities everywhere.
In a warming world, cities will adapt or die. Grist's newest blog, Underwater cities, will take a hard look at what adaptation means.
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