This article discusses a Maryland town, Ellicot City, and its losing battle against water. Storms supercharged by climate change pose a dire threat to river towns. After two catastrophic floods, tiny Ellicott City faces a critical decision: Rebuild, or retreat?
This article discusses how its neighbor, Virginia Beach, wants to require developers to factor in sea level rise for new projects. For city staff to approve upcoming projects, developers might soon have to plan for 3 feet of sea level rise, more intense rainfall and higher groundwater levels.