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Two field laborers pour harvested rice grains into a specially labeled packet

Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

Insurance payouts based on weather conditions are helping to keep premiums low and enabling millions of farmers access to coverage previously unavailable to them.

by |June 4, 2020
subtropical storm in Atlantic

What the Forecast for an Active Hurricane Season Means for the Atlantic Region

Climate scientist Suzana Camargo shares some cautionary words.

by |June 4, 2020
beach and ocean waves

Ocean Uptake of CO2 Could Drop as We Cut Carbon Emissions

A new study finds that ocean absorption of CO2 rises and falls along with human activity and natural phenomena. The findings are important for understanding how much the oceans will offset future climate change.

by |June 3, 2020
Satellite imagery of Nisarga

Nisarga Could Be the Strongest Storm to Hit Mumbai in 70 Years

Major cyclone landfalls in this region are rare, but they could become more common and more dangerous under climate change.

by |June 2, 2020

Alaskan Coast at Risk of Catastrophic Landslide and Mega-Tsunami

Geoscientists estimate that a mountain slope could collapse into Prince William Sound within a year, and likely within 20 years, triggering devastating waves.

by |May 29, 2020
cyclone amphan

The Virus and the Cyclone: The Tragedy in India and Bangladesh is Double

More than four million people have been forced to abandon their homes and reach emergency shelters, increasing the risk of contagion.

by Marco Tedesco |May 28, 2020

Melting Ice Reveals an Ancient Thriving Trade Route

Artifacts from a receding ice patch provide a glimpse of Iron Age and Viking activity along a mountain pass.

by |May 27, 2020
great lakes maps

Do Two Failed Dams Foretell a Dire Future?

What happened in Michigan shines a light on our aging and failing infrastructure. The question remains, will we do something now to fix it?

by Upmanu Lall and Paulina Concha Larrauri |May 27, 2020
Tree toppled by Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata

Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning

By building resilience into our infrastructure and communities, we can reduce the damages from natural disasters and recover from shocks more easily.

by |May 26, 2020

New Study Supports Universal Glacier Slip Law

The study explains how friction alters the velocity of glaciers. It could have important implications for improving sea level rise projections.

by |May 21, 2020