Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage
Batteries are having a moment. A new Solutions Brief by Climate Central describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the U.S., and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions while making our power grid more resilient to extreme weather.
Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood
New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.
Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky
Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.
Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country
As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements.
Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea
Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.
In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry
America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.
THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.
Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.
POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events
Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.