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Sea-Level Rise

November 5, 2019, 1pm PST
A new model for expected sea-level rise raises alarms about the need to adapt to sea-level rise in coastal cities all over the world.
The New York Times
October 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Rising seas are already impacting drinking water supplies in Miami-Dade County.
Circle of Blue
September 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
San Francisco International Airport lies on 5,171-acres of land on eight miles of shoreline along the west side of the San Francisco Bay. Protecting the property from sea-level rise is becoming a more challenging, and expensive, task.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A shift is underway on Wall Street—investors are acknowledging the risks of climate change. A recent credit-ratings report on the bridge system connecting Miami to Key Biscayne provides a stark example of the new way of thinking.
Miami Herald
August 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Lake Michigan has reached historic levels this summer. Properties on the Far North Side are most at risk. Swimmers have already been called back from the shore.
Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Politicians in California are trying to plan for a rising sea, but some have stopped using the phrase “managed retreat” because they feel it derails the process.
San Diego Reader
July 8, 2019, 10am PDT
The Los Angeles Times published a massively ambitious account of the sea-level threat facing California.
Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Vox and Curbed provide multi-media coverage of a Staten Island sea wall project as an example of the necessity of resilient infrastructure, and the shortcomings of our ability to predict the needs of the built environments in changed climates.
Curbed New York
March 18, 2019, 7am PDT
A plan to literally change the shape of Manhattan.
New York Magazine
September 3, 2018, 11am PDT
Extreme heat, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change are turning deadly faster than predicted, California officials warn.
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A New York federal district court rules on a climate change lawsuit like its West Coast counterpart did last month: Don't hold oil companies accountable for climate change and sea level rise. Baltimore and Rhode Island file climate change lawsuits.
Inside Climate News
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
May 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A "floating village" has been proposed for a San Jose neighborhood, with building riding on pontoons as a safeguard against repeated flooding.
San Jose Mercury News
April 12, 2018, 5am PDT
The doomsday scenario for sea-level rise in New Jersey is worse than that of almost any other state.
USA Today
March 2, 2018, 12pm PST
Climate change and coastal development are combining to stamp out important ecological landscapes.
KPCC
December 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Researchers have created a digital database of archaeological sites in the U.S.—and thousands could be lost to sea-level rise.
Pacific Standard
November 7, 2017, 1pm PST
The progressive city hopes to integrate economic, community, and climate resiliency measures in future projects.
The Planning Report
May 9, 2017, 10am PDT
The cities of Santa Monica, Culver CIty, West Hollywood, and Malibu are championing stormwater infrastructure, new public transit, affordable housing, and action on homelessness prevention.
The Planning Report
May 8, 2017, 9am PDT
The commission spent a significant part of last year in the spotlight. Now, its new director is moving ahead on climate adaptation and resilience efforts as a federal policy change looms.
The Planning Report
November 4, 2016, 9am PDT
State Senator Bob Wieckowski is working to help communities get the necessary tools to increase capacity for climate resilience.
The Planning Report