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Sea-Level Rise

March 19, 2021, 6am PDT
Emergency responses to Hurricane Sandy have turned into long-term lessons in New York City, as the nation's largest city crafts a response to sea-level rise and extreme weather by making changes to the zoning code of coastal areas.
Commercial Observer
February 22, 2021, 8am PST
New research documents how the weight of buildings causes the ground to sink underneath developments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 9, 2020, 10am PST
The extreme weather events and sea-level rise of the relatively near future will overwhelm storm and flood infrastructure with startling regularity, according to new research.
Earth.com
December 3, 2020, 6am PST
Climate change will only increase the frequency of incidents like the one captured by a television news station in Chicago earlier this week.
Bicycling
November 5, 2020, 6am PST
An even set in motion years ago by the Trump administration came to fruition on November 4 while most Americans were paying attention to the election.
The Washington Post
October 22, 2020, 5am PDT
With 520 miles of coastline, New York City is ready to implement the lessons of Hurricane Sandy in the zoning code for the entire city.
NYC Planning
October 13, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that real estate values were declining before prices started falling, but a climate-driven housing crisis could already be here in coastal Florida.
The New York Times
October 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Inequalities in the housing market of coastal North Carolina communities have already been exacerbated by the effects of extreme weather and climate change.
NRDC
September 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A new study calls for changes to coastal management policies to better protect sandy shorelines retreating under the pressure of rising sea levels.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
September 21, 2020, 11am PDT
When it comes to protecting the state from sea-level rise, Georgia is a step ahead of the rest thanks to a piece of legislation celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
WABE
September 17, 2020, 5am PDT
The regions of the United States that have provided the most hospitable to human life and agriculture throughout human history on the continent will likely be abandoned in a future altered by climate change, according to this interactive mapping proj
ProPublica
September 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Americans are fleeing the effects of climate change by the millions. Expect the number of climate refugees to continue to grow.
The Week
August 20, 2020, 9am PDT
A new report summarizes the impact rising sea levels would have on California residents, businesses, and infrastructure. The effects would be catastrophic for the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Weekly
July 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A tide that began to rise in 2019 hasn't receded, according to local sources along Lake Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
July 7, 2020, 7am PDT
More and more New Yorkers will face the prospect of encroaching seas in the coming decades, and the unwanted choice of whether to stay or to go.
Inside Climate News
June 4, 2020, 10am PDT
Bay Area municipalities need to work together to enable a comprehensive plan to protect against sea-level rise. Communities may be submerged as early as 2030.
High Country News
May 26, 2020, 5am PDT
Sea-level rise has passed a tipping point in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOLA.com
February 26, 2020, 6am PST
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was on the verge of proposing a plan to protect New York City from storm surges and sea-level rise. Instead, the city of New York has lost federal support for a path toward climate resilience.
Gothamist
February 17, 2020, 5am PST
A new report by Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan economic think tank, claims that Miami is the most vulnerable coastal city in the world.
Scientific American
February 11, 2020, 7am PST
Landowners, oil and gas companies, environmental groups, and fishers all have an interest in sorting out the status of Louisiana's privately owned coastline as rising water inundates the state.
NOLA.com