A new group of cities is emerging to collaboratively tackle issues related to sea level rise in delta and waterfront cities.
Oct 7, 2010 WorldChanging
As sea levels rise and flooding threatens the foundations on which the city was built, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is literally sinking into the sea. Now the president is pushing a plan to find a new home for the country's capital.
Feb 23, 2010 Agence France Presse
Cities along the British coast are being warned that sea level rise over the next 100 years will have significant destructive effects. Officials are being cautioned to consider city-altering plans that shift populations away from endangered areas.
Jan 16, 2010 Guardian
The City of San Francisco recently inked a deal to purchase the man-made Treasure Island sitting in its bay. But some wonder if an island threatened by rising sea levels was really such a smart buy.
Dec 28, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
A new report prepared for the insurance industry says that the rise of sea levels could cost port cities $28 trillion by 2050.
Nov 25, 2009 CNN.com
Plans to construct a new cargo port near Venice has some conservationists up in arms. They say the plans would exacerbate rising water levels and further endanger the flood-prone ancient city.
Sep 13, 2009 The Guardian
By 2100, vast stretches of the Mississippi Delta will be lost to sea level rise, according to a recent study. More than 5,000 square miles could be lost, including much of New Orleans, researchers say.
Jul 6, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor
The Florida Keys are likely the most vulnerable places to sea-level rise in America. Despite this danger, officials there have set no plans for counteracting or dealing with climate change.
Jul 1, 2009 Miami Herald
Marsh loss in the Gulf region is being exacerbated beyond repair by dams along the Mississippi River, according to a recent study.
Jun 30, 2009 The New York Times
Sea levels are declining near Juneau, Alaska, as a result of melting glaciers. Though it may seem a good sign in the face of climate change, the expanding earth is causing some major environmental concerns.
May 19, 2009 The New York Times