Coastal Cities

October 17, 2014, 11am PDT
Climate change and rising seas will mean higher flood risks for cities. But when exactly will impactful flooding become a regular occurrence? New analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that time is fast approaching.
Climate Central
September 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
A rich new feature for ProPublica details what's described as "one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history."
ProPublica
May 29, 2014, 8am PDT
Can Louisiana lawmakers succeed in retroactively overthrowing a lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority against 97 oil and gas companies, all while the state's coastline continues to disappear at alarming rates?
PBS NewsHour
October 30, 2012, 12pm PDT
Hurricane Sandy demonstrates that the impacts of climate change -- rising sea levels and more extreme weather patterns -- mean that the future of America's coastal cities is in doubt.
The Nation
May 3, 2012, 10am PDT
William Brangham takes a look at Norfolk, Virginia, where rising sea levels have made major floods increasingly commonplace – and increasingly burdensome for taxpayers.
Grist
April 8, 2012, 5am PDT
After a hard-won legal battle, Los Angeles' youngest coastal community can finally begin construction on its mixed-use downtown, report Roger Vincent and Martha Groves.
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
Former Interior secretary Bruce Babbitt believes that the federal government needs to create a new agency to do the planning necessary to prepare the coastline for rising waters due to climate change.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy blog
May 1, 2010, 11am PDT
Anthony Flint looks at how cities around the world are preparing for the predicted rise in sea level due to global warming, and how the Dutch experience with building dikes could be essential.
Citiwire.net
January 16, 2010, 1pm PST
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.
Guardian
October 12, 2008, 11am PDT
As land continues to disappear along the Gulf Coast and hurricane damages increase, many are beginning to reconsider whether to rebuild or retreat.
USA Today
March 31, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Climate change will probably be pretty devastating for coastal Alaska, but it could also bring a boom to the area's economy, according to a recent report.</p>
Juneau Empire
March 26, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>This article from <em>Architect Magazine</em> wonders what coastal cities will look like after the sea level rises.</p>
Architect Magazine