China’s Voyage of Discovery to Cross the Less Frozen North

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Global warming means that the Arctic’s fabled Northern Sea Route could soon be ice-free in summer, slashing journey times for cargo ships sailing from the Far East to Europe. Which is why the Yong Sheng, a rust-streaked Chinese vessel, is on a truly historic journey.

MAP: Global Flood Damage Could Exceed $1 Trillion Annually by 2050

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Find out which cities are most at risk.

Are You Thirsty for Better Climate Change Communication?

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Climate Desk Live teams up with thirst DC and ScienceOnline Climate. The event is sold out, but you can watch it live here.

Climate Study Predicts a Watery Future for New York, Boston and Miami

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Study shows that 1,700 places in the United States are at greater risk of rising sea levels than previously thought.

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?

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Why we pretend the next storm won’t happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

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