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.
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…
President Biden is proposing an unprecedented program that would provide $358 million next year to help low-income people buy flood insurance and fortify their properties against flood damage.
Angry as a Louisiana catfish, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) excoriated the Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday for its plan to raise some flood insurance premiums.
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.
A Republican member of Congress yesterday ridiculed a proposal to tightly restrict increases on flood insurance premiums, signaling the first opposition to a plan floated by top Democrats.
Gregg Small was jogging Friday when he heard that the Washington state Legislature had just agreed to a cap-and-trade bill. He toppled over and began to cry at the news.
Countries may be less on track to meet international climate goals than their own estimates suggest.
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.
Three of the top lawyers representing oil and gas companies in climate change litigation are major Democratic Party donors, an E&E News analysis has found.