managed retreat


FEMA ‘Buy-Outs’ of Flood-Prone Homes Are More Likely in Richer, Densely Populated Areas

A new Science Advances study found that poor neighborhoods in richer, more densely populated areas are more likely to implement voluntary buy-outs of flood prone areas than, say, poor neighborhoods in poor areas.


We Need to Talk About a Planned Retreat from Climate Disaster Zones Now

Communities globally are already engaged in the thorny process of relocating because of climate change. Experts say we need to talk about a managed retreat now, so that it doesn't become a nightmare.


This Is What the U.S. Could Look Like When Our Coasts Are Under Water

Rising sea levels could be an opportunity for social change—or a dystopian hellscape.