The global potential of tidal and wave power is tremendous, and major projects are underway worldwide. On the coast of California, two companies vying for a shuttered natural gas plant's transmission lines offer the latest indication of an industry coming of age.
American coastal communities are perched on the tracks, and sea level rise is this freight train heading towards them. Congress just passed flood insurance reforms indicating that it's OK to stay put.
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A fatal landslide over the weekend tore down a small community in northwest Washington state, killing at least eight people. Crews continue to search for missing people as concerns over flooding remain.