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Collective Positive Impact

Many climate activists like Al Gore, Sir David Attenborough, and Greta Thunberg, along with nonprofit, research, and social...
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Sacramento Confronts Flood and Drought Risks

We spoke with Greg Sandlund, the planning director at the city of Sacramento, who thoroughly described the challenges city faces due to the changing climate and the work that is being done to address those challenges and overcome them.
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Climate Resilient Boulder

We spoke with Carolyn Elam, Energy program strategy manager in the city of Boulder, and with Christin Whitco, Former Energy Code Coordinator in Boulder. They agreed to lay out the challenges and the efforts that the city of Boulder undertakes to adapt to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events.
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When Hail Freezes Over

Hail can occur at unexpected times and locations and can cause damage to your property which can lead to financial losses and even injuries to occupants. Learn about solutions and strategies you can implement in your home to mitigate the risk of hail damage, mainly in the design and materials of your roof, but also in other house elements such as the sidings, windows, and doors.
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Lightning is a frequent and dangerous natural hazard that poses risks of damage to unprotected structures. Learn about the damage that can occur from lightning, how to protect you and your home from lightning hazards and the insurance coverage.
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Coastal Flooding

Learn about the causes of coastal floods and resilient strategies that may help protect your home from coastal flood damage.
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Easy Breezy - Heatwaves

Great ambiance and comfort can be achieved by investing in good household insulation, air tightening, and efficient HVAC solutions, which in return, also yield considerable financial savings. Learn about strategies that can reduce your house temperature.
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High and Dry

Explore drought resilient strategies that you can implement in and around your home to better withstand water shortages or increased risk of wildfires due to droughts.
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Shaken, Not Stirred

Earthquakes are classified as natural disasters. We can’t eliminate them. Yet, we can and should prepare to reduce the potential damage.  Whether we are building a new house or retrofitting an existing home, there are solutions that we can implement, to shift an Earthquake from a disaster into an unpleasant event.
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Stormy Weather, Tornadoes

Tornados can surprise both experienced areas and first-time storm-hit areas, stressing the significance of preparing for extreme events. Read about the design considerations, projects, products, and solutions to properly address storm-related risks, and about strategies and best practices to consider when building a new home or improving an existing one to better weather a storm.
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Building in a Mixed-Dry Climate Zone

Learn how to handle moisture and precipitation, Solar radiation, Wildfires in risk zones, and pests, all of which are risks of location in a mixed-dry climate.
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Building Resilience Against Wildfires

Explore strategies that have been proven to reduce potential damage to your home from wildfire. The specified solutions also provide a good return on your investment.
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Building in a Very Cold Climate Zone

Portions of the cold climate are subject to frequent and intense rain and snow storms, severe thunderstorms, and hail. Some areas are at high risk for tornadoes and high winds, and flooding. Learn about strategies that can reduce damage from these risks and increase safety.
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Stormy Weather, Hurricanes

Storms directly impact our homes, mainly by applying direct forces on the house frame and elements from high winds and precipitation. Learn various strategies to protect your home from the potential damages of hurricanes.
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Building in a Hot-Humid Climate Zone

Learn how to handle moisture and moss, solar radiation, strong storms, hail, and more climate risks associated with a home located in a hot-humid climate.
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Building in a Hot-Dry Climate Zone

Learn how to handle solar radiation, and find solutions for pests and wildfires in risk zones, which are risks of location in a mixed-dry climate.
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