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EXTREME WEATHER: Research shows how cities ‘game’ FEMA flood program

Thirty-one years ago, the federal government began rewarding communities that took action to minimize their flood risk with an innovative program that gives residents discounts on their flood insurance premiums.

Dispossessed, Again: Climate Change Hits Native Americans Especially Hard – The New York Times

In Chefornak, a Yu’pik village near the western coast of Alaska, the water is getting closer. The thick ground, once frozen solid, is thawing. The village preschool, its blue paint peeling, sits precariously on wooden stilts in spongy marsh between…

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CONGRESS: Lawmakers will vet higher flood insurance rates

The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee this week plans to hold its first hearing in four years on the federal flood insurance program. The session tomorrow comes amid signs Congress might try to block an administrative plan that would restructure rates and increase premiums for people who have been paying too little.

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Hardship binds flood survivors: ‘All we have is each other’

One of the most effective environmental justice groups you never heard of operates not from New York City or Washington, but from a tiny town in northern Florida at the edge of the Alachua Sink, an ancient lake bed that fills up during major storms.

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