Coastal communities commit billions towards flood defense

Officials in East and Gulf coast cities are pressing the government to commit billions of dollars on projects designed to protect their regions from rising sea levels. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around a third of the country’s population lives along the Atlantic or Pacific coastline, or the Gulf of Mexico, the Wall Street

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Tidal flooding will threaten 2.4 million U.S. homes by 2100

Climate change and rising sea levels are putting an unprecedented number of U.S. homes at risk of tidal flooding, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

NAR presses Congress to take action on National Flood Insurance Program

The National Association of Realtors is stepping up its campaign to press Congress to renew the National Flood Insurance Program

Are Your Investments Insured If the Ground Rumbles and the Wind Blows?

Natural disasters happen all of the time. Often in unexpected places. The east coast is still recovering from hurricane Sandy that happened more than a year ago. You may need to give some thought to your property insurance coverage. Many times, you’ve seen pictures on television of flooding caused by rivers, hurricanes, and other causes.

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Record-Breaking Year for Natural Disasters in US

2011 has been a record-breaking year for the US in terms of natural disasters, with hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires and tornados all wreaking havoc this year. In fact, the disasters have been so commonplace that the current cost estimate for the damage is reckoned to be $52 billion, a total that is still growing, according

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