coastal flooding

A vibrant pink and purple sunset envelops the Long Island Sound.

A view of the Long Island Sound from my backyard. (Jane Cameron/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Hurricane-battered coastlines are disappearing due to the climate crisis. Without intervention, my community and the town I grew up in are threatened.
A woman, seen from the back, is wearing light blue jeans and a black jacket carries a closed umbrella and is being blown back by the wind. She walks along a coastline's hard-packed sand on a cloudy, grey day.

The author on Crane Beach in Massachusetts on a cold and rainy day. (Photo courtesy Lisa Pemstein)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Sea-level rise is threatening Crane Beach, Massachusetts: An important source of local revenue, an essential nesting site for Piping Plovers, and my life-long happy place. 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A short story about sea level rise and flooding in East Boston.
New York City sinking
New York City sinking
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
My story is about my journey with painting and how New York City played a role in my perception of climate change.
George Washington University
When I arrived in Hampton, Virginia, I met with Jamie Chapman, who has lived in the area for 20 years. Chapman is proud of his waterfront home, which he bought 1998 after the cottage survived double northeasters.
The George Washington University
Rising sea levels call for innovative ways to protect cities from extreme flooding.
Storm surge

Storm surges during Hurricane Sandy. (Master Sgt. Mark Olsen/Flickr)

Rutgers University—New Brunswick
As coastal and inland communities alike grapple with the implications of costlier floods and a lack of flood-proof infrastructure, governments have increasingly turned to purchasing and vacating flood-prone properties.