Christopher Flavelle Reporter
  • Washington, D.c.
  • The New York Times

Christopher Flavelle covers climate adaptation for The New York Times.

86 Articles
8 days ago
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U. S. Awards Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change

Two tribes in Alaska, and a third in Washington State, will get $25 million each to retreat to higher ground.

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17 days ago
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The Nature Conservancy Buys Insurance to Protect Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

If worsening coastal storms damage the reefs, the Nature Conservancy will get a payout and use the money to repair th...

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22 days ago
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New Measure of Climate’s Toll: Disasters Are Now Common Across US

A new report found that 90 percent of all counties nationwide have suffered a major disaster since 2011.

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about 1 month ago
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U.S. Will Pay Tribes to Rebuild Away From Climate Threats

The Interior Department has selected the winners of a new competition to relocate communities vulnerable to climate c...

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about 1 month ago
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Nations Must Increase Funding to Cope With Climate Shocks, U.N. Warns

Failing to help developing nations brace for disruption will lead to increased conflict and widespread suffering, the...

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about 1 month ago
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As Climate Change Worsens, US Weighs Which Communities to Save

The Biden administration is considering proposals to relocate Native American communities threatened by global warmin...

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about 2 months ago
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Hurricane Ian’s Financial Toll Threatens Florida’s Real Estate Market

The hurricane’s record-breaking cost will make it even harder for many to get insurance, experts say — threatening ho...

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2 months ago
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Florida’s Leaders Opposed Climate Aid. Now They’re Depending on It.

Before Hurricane Ian, the state’s Republican politicians have rejected federal action to cut greenhouse gas emissions...

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2 months ago
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Low Flood Insurance Rates Will Compound Costs of Hurricane Ian

In Florida’s hardest-hit counties, fewer than 1 in 5 homes have flood insurance. That means communities will struggle...

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3 months ago
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How Climate Change Is Changing What We Wear

A climate reporter in Washington set out to test clothes designed for keeping cool. He found a few good (but pricey) ...

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3 months ago
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Mississippi Crisis Highlights Climate Threat to Drinking Water Nationwide

Aging infrastructure and underinvestment have left many cities’ water systems in tatters. Now flooding and other clim...

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4 months ago
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Biden Tours ‘Heartbreaking’ Kentucky Flood Damage

The president said he wanted to ensure the area was rebuilt in a way that made it more resilient to natural disasters...

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