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.
New York City’s chief urban designer struggles to protect his house from future floods, and gets a taste of just how unprepared we really are.
Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman says we're ill-adapted for the world we've made for ourselves.
Hurricane Sandy was just a taste of what's to come. Now you can get a look at the full meal deal, thanks to a super cool new mapping tool.
A year after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, some scientists argue that restoring reefs and marshes can protect us next time. Engineers say that's a bunch of baloney.
Professor Nicholas K. Coch spent decades warning officials that a hurricane could slam into New York City. Superstorm Sandy proved him right -- but it could have been much worse, he says.
With little or no leadership from above, Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Towns movement, says change has to start at the street level -- and he's seeing it happen.
The director of the NAACPs climate justice program talks about why the venerable civil rights organization has taken up the cause.
We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.