2 days ago
U.S. coastal cities need to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the pot of funding is limited. There’s no way around the fact that there will be winners and there will be losers.
3 days ago
The Boston waterfront has been booming, but the area is extremely vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Measures to address those risks have come just recently.
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
May 3, 2017, 5am PDT
A recent study predicts that climate refugees from Florida and coastal Louisiana may disperse to areas around the southeast, with a large number resettling in Texas
December 26, 2016, 5am PST
A report from the Regional Plan Association maps out what might happen under 1, 3, and 6 feet of sea level rise. In the worst cases, several dense and populated regions are affected.
December 7, 2016, 6am PST
A new mapping tool shows the potential devastation along the Rhode Island coast caused by rising waters from climate change and storm surges.
December 22, 2015, 6am PST
Indonesia's capital, population 10 million, is slowly sinking below sea level. To protect itself and drive the economy, the city is building a 25-mile bird-shaped seawall, to be topped with luxury development.
December 4, 2015, 1pm PST
A highly critical article suggests that the experts drafting climate adaptation plans should re-evaluate their assumptions about what works and what is likely to collect dust on a shelf as the sea rises.
December 31, 2014, 10am PST
Miami is in a race against time to build defenses against climate change and rising sea levels—resilience projects that require property tax revenue generated from luxury developments built in the areas most at risk.
May 2, 2014, 10am PDT
Acknowledging that rising sea levels are a major concern for waterfront cities in Washington, the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) non-profit put together a review of the current policy and planning efforts to meet the challenge.
August 14, 2013, 1pm PDT
A new report by state scientists identifies three dozen environmental indicators that confirm the effects of climate change on California are ‘significant and growing.’
May 27, 2013, 7am PDT
Grist has compiled a list of the ten U.S. cities most likely to be affected by climate change.
January 28, 2013, 12pm PST
From a giant dam across the Golden Gate to a dozen "ventilated levees," the options proposed for protecting San Francisco Bay from rising seas are neither cheap nor subtle. But with sea level rise "around the corner," hard choices must be made.
December 6, 2012, 1pm PST
Surfers, local businesses and residents alike rallied against kicking in $7 million for an Army Corps of Engineers plan to elevate beaches and erect sand dunes in Long Beach, NY six years ago. Post-Hurricane Sandy, most regret this choice.
November 20, 2012, 7am PST
Howard Schneider examines a recent study by the World Bank, issued as a call-to-action for the international community not merely to curb, but to plan for and mitigate the crises that a 4°C rise in global temperatures would bring.
November 1, 2012, 6am PDT
A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identified twenty coastal cities, which by population, would be most exposed to flooding and superstorms. Fifteen are mega-cities in Asia.
August 22, 2012, 8am PDT
Citing a "near-term risk" of rising tides, city planners in Boston are grappling with how to prepare residents and businesses for the effects of climate change, reports Monica Brady-Myerov.
March 11, 2012, 11am PDT
You think the preparations your coastal town are considering making to accommodate rising seal levels are onerous? Well read about the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, who are considering the need to move their entire populace to Fiji.
February 26, 2012, 1pm PST
Water has played a starring part in the development of Los Angeles (for exhibit A, see the film <em>Chinatown</em>). Christine MacDonald explores how water may take a star turn once again, in its demise.