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.
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.