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01/22/2019

Rising Seas Swallow $403 Million in New England Home Values

Scientists from ​First Street Foundation​ ​and Columbia University​ ​have expanded their peer-reviewed housing market research to include 2.5 million coastal properties in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island and found that increased tidal flooding caused by sea level rise has eroded $403.1​ ​million in relative home values between 2005 and 2017.

12/03/2018

Sea Level Rise Sinks Mississippi Home Values by More Than $263 Million

Scientists from First Street Foundation and Columbia University analyzed recent housing market trends in Mississippi and found home values lost $263.8 million from 2005 to 2017 due to sea level rise flooding.

12/03/2018

Sea Level Rise Sinks Alabama Home Values by More Than $157 Million

Scientists from First Street Foundation and Columbia University analyzed recent housing market trends in Alabama and found home values lost $157.9 million from 2005 to 2017 due to sea level rise flooding.

10/17/2018

Sea level rise observed since 1970 responsible for 43% of homes impacted by Hurricane Irma’s storm surge

Scientists from the non-profit First Street Foundation have found that sea level rise since 1970 caused an additional 57,000 homes to be impacted by Hurricane Irma’s storm surge. (See Methodology)

09/24/2018

Sea level rise responsible for 20% of the homes impacted by Hurricane Florence’s storm surge

Scientists from the non-profit First Street Foundation have found that sea level rise since 1970 caused Hurricane Florence’s storm surge to significantly affect more than 11,000 homes. (See Methodology)

08/23/2018

As the seas have been rising, Tri-State home values have been sinking.

Scientists from the non-profit First Street Foundation analyzed recent housing market trends in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and found $6.7 billion has been lost in home value from 2005 to 2017 due to sea level rise flooding.

07/25/2018

As the seas have been rising, home values have been sinking.

Scientists from the non-profit First Street Foundation find $7.4 billion has been lost in home value across 5 coastal states from 2005 to 2017 due to sea level rise flooding.


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7/31/18 - Wilkes Journal-Patriot

7/25/18 - WUNC (NC Public Radio)

6/22/18 - El Nuevo Herald