Category Archives: Sea Level

California Communities File Suits Over Climate Change

Coastal Communities Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Three California communities are suing 37 of the world’s largest oil, gas and coal companies for knowingly contributing to climate change. San Mateo and Marin counties, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, … Continue reading

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Are Cities Ready For The Next Major Hurricane

Coastal Cities Unprepared For Extreme Storms By Nick Stockton, Wired After the storm, after the flooding, after the investigations, the US came to realize that what happened to New Orleans on August 29, 2005 was not a natural disaster. The … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea Village Relocates To Avoid Rising Sea

Islands Sinking As Planet Warms Ursula Rakova was born in a tropical paradise. The tiny, low-lying islet of Han is part of the Carteret Atoll in the southwest Pacific, with clear blue waters lapping at its palm-fringed shores. Fish was plentiful and … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Investing $50 Million To Defend Coastlines From Rising Sea Level

Grants Available To Cities, Towns The Patrick Administration has announced a grant program to reduce or eliminate risks associated with coastal storms, erosion and sea level rise through natural and nonstructural approaches called green infrastructure. The grants, available to cities, towns … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Will Reshape Coastal Cities

Rising Tides Will Sink Major Cities Armed with new data from the University of California Irvine and NASA, Climate Central highlighted previously released data and images this week to show how an unstoppable melting Antarctic glacier will impact the U.S. The rapidly … Continue reading

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South Florida Considers Greater Investment Against Rising Seas

Climate Change Casting New Clouds Over South Florida Editor’s Note; The following is a transcript that PBS posted recently about flood preparations in South Florida. A link to the video follows at the end of the transcript. JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s … Continue reading

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New York City Unveils Sustainability Plans

NYC Mayor Bloomberg presented a creative, thoughtful plan to protect the city from the inevitable impacts of climate change, setting a precedent for other cities to follow. The $20 billion plan, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” includes a wide range of … Continue reading

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Turning Concrete Jungles Into Centers of Sustainability

Sustainable Urbanization Is Wave Of Future–If We Have One The tangled web of international organizations that constitutes global governance has become so remote and ineffective that few count on it to deliver results anymore. Now, after decades of turf wars … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale To Host Rising Seas Summit For Coastal Cities

The inaugural Rising Seas Summit will bring professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating, adapting and surviving water-related threats … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Threatens Hundreds Of Cities

Coastal Resiliency Includes Evacuation Plans With sea levels expected to rise by as much as three feet by the year 2100, in large part due to climate change, low-lying countries and coastal cities face an unprecedented challenge. Recent research indicates … Continue reading

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