Rising seas are causing inland flooding in many parts of the world. This is especially true in southern Florida where, increasingly, high tides are flooding buildings and roads, threatening drinking water and causing soil erosion
Scientific studies differ on how much farther the tides will rise there, but the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, or NOAA, projects the sea level could increase as much as two meters by 2100
It's not for everyone, but if your idea of fun involves taking a plunge in icy water this may be your kind of event. That's exactly what some people did in Annapolis, Maryland, for a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Maryland. Participants raised money for the sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. VOA's Deborah Block takes us to the polar bear plunge.