Raised homes such as these on St Catherine Island, LA are facing a perilous future with sea levels continuing to rise. Photo: Matt Drews

MACH In the News: Study Finds Record-Breaking Rates of Sea-Level Rise Along the U.S. Southeast and Gulf Coasts

Matt Drews 2023

Sea levels along the U.S. Southeast and Gulf coasts have been rapidly accelerating, reaching record-breaking rates over the past 12 years, according to a new study led by scientists at Tulane University. In the study, published in Nature Communications, researchers said they had detected rates of sea-level rise of about a half an inch per year since 2010. They attribute …

Princeton researchers explored the increasing risk of multiple destructive storms hitting locations on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In this image, three storms formed in the Atlantic basin in 2017. Photo by NASA

MACH In the News: One is Bad Enough: Climate Change Raises the Threat of Multiple Hurricanes

Matt Drews 2023

Getting hit with one hurricane is bad enough, but new research from Princeton Engineering shows that back-to-back versions may become common for many areas in coming decades. Driven by a combination of rising sea levels and climate change, destructive hurricanes and tropical storms could become far more likely to hit coastal areas in quick succession, researchers found. In an article …

View of lower Manhattan taken from the Hoboken, NJ waterfront. Photo: Matt Drews

MACH Researchers Provide Feedback on the NY & NJ Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study (HATS)

Matt Drews 2023

Multiple MACH members recently collaborated to provide extensive feedback on the draft New York and New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study (HATS). According to the US Army Corps of Engineers: “Coastal storms have severely impacted the North Atlantic Coast of the United States, including the New York-New Jersey Harbor region.  In response to these storms, the US …

A flooded street in Ship Bottom, NJ after heavy rains. Photo: Matt Drews

MACH In the News: US Housing Market Overvalued by $200 Billion Due to Unpriced Climate Risks

Matt Drews 2023

A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change examines the potential cost of unrealized flood risk in the American real estate market, finding that flood zone property prices are overvalued by  US$121–US$237 billion. Authored by researchers from Environmental Defense Fund, First Street Foundation, Resources for the Future, the Federal Reserve, and several academic institutions, the study also examined how unpriced …