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Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next

Climate School experts help to explain this devastating weather and what it means in the broader conversation of climate change and disaster response.

by |January 12, 2023
flooded walnut orchard

California’s Atmospheric Rivers Warn of Future Climatic Calamity

Atmospheric rivers continue to hit California. What do these events mean for flooding and other potential disasters in California’s future?

by |January 9, 2023
Nooksack River in Washington State

Atmospheric Rivers Spur Debates on Flood Management in Washington State

After receiving unprecedented amounts of rainfall late last year, communities in northwestern Washington are asking questions about how to prevent flood damage in a warmer and wetter climate.

by |January 31, 2022