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Weathering the floods: Detroit neighborhood faces uncertain future due to climate change-
One Detroit visits the hard-hit Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood to learn about how climate change and flooding are impacting the area.
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America’s summer of floods: What cities can learn from today’s climate crises to prepare for tomorrow’s-
The recent floods provide case studies that can help cities everywhere manage the increasing risk.
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Rising waters, sinking feeling: From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River, climate change puts coal ash impoundments at risk-
More frequent flooding multiplies the risk that coal ash will contaminate rivers, lakes and groundwater. Experts say the time to act is now.
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Climate-driven flooding poses well water contamination risks-
While many private wells provide safe water, the absence of regulation and treatment afforded by larger municipal systems may expose some users to health risks, from bacteria and viruses to chemicals and lead.
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National Guard to help with northeastern Minnesota flooding-
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday activated the National Guard to help control record flooding in areas of northeastern Minnesota.
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AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams-
An Associated Press analysis tallied more than 2,200 high-hazard dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition across the U.S. — up substantially from a similar AP review conducted three years ago.
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Who’s at fault for Midland dam failures? Pretty much everyone, report says-
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials released the investigative team’s final report Wednesday. Investigators declined to place blame at the foot of any one person or group.
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Report: Climate change threatens these 29 Michigan chemical sites-
The sites include a plastics manufacturer in Wyandotte, a sewage treatment plant in Jackson, an ice-cream maker in Ludington and a petroleum fuel terminal in St. Clair.
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Black Neighborhoods Will Bear Future Flood Burden-
Climate change, shifting populations, and infrastructure development in risky areas compound future flood loss risk.