Sea Level Rise

October 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Only one coastal city has a sewer system that must handle stormwater as well as wastewater. San Francisco's efforts to adapt its combined sewer-stormwater system has put it on the vanguard of the city's climate adaptation efforts.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 27, 2017, 7am PDT
New York City intends to make sure that zoning codes are a tool for preventing the risks of flooding.
NYC Planning
September 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
State Route 37 is a vital highway connecting four North Bay counties plagued by two unrelated problems: chronic flooding during high tides and traffic congestion. Fixing the problem will set a precedent for Bay Area climate adaptation.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
Two California cities are going after oil companies with a legal argument that recalls the legislation against big tobacco companies in the 1990s.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2017, 7am PDT
In response to a question linking Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to climate change, White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert appeared to recognize the need to adapt. He qualified his statement regarding the "cause" of said climate change.
The Washington Post
September 14, 2017, 5am PDT
A city of almost 92,000 people sits on a one-mile wide island designed by nature to protect the mainland from ocean swells, storms, and hurricanes. The seven-mile long island, which floods even when sunny, was spared from catastrophic storm surge.
Planetizen
September 12, 2017, 8am PDT
In advance of Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida, Governor Rick Scott worked non-stop urging residents to leave mandatory evacuation zones. But what has he done to prepare since he took office in 2011?
The Washington Post - Health & Science
August 26, 2017, 9am PDT
A recent study lends new specificity of the human cost and economic damage wreaked by climate change in the coming decades.
Governing
August 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
It's been a century since a hurricane larger than category three has scored a direct hit on the Tampa Bay region. If a storm arrives to change that streak of luck, it will find a region severly underprepared to deal with the effects of sea-level rise
The Washington Post
July 28, 2017, 5am PDT
This kind of satire burns.
Clickhole
July 23, 2017, 9am PDT
Faced with "mounting costs" due to the impacts of climate change, a collection of coastal communities in California have taken legal action against the fossil fuel industry.
Associated Press via KPCC
July 15, 2017, 9am PDT
Sea level rise is already flooding communities with such regularity that many residents are deciding to leave. The sea level rise tipping point will expand its reach as the climate changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 10, 2017, 9am PDT
An article in Crain's Business New York calls the new zoning rules proposed for neighborhoods in Staten Island a "back to nature" scheme.
Crain's New York Business
June 28, 2017, 6am PDT
For those who want it, the Netherlands is willing to share the fruits of its centuries-long relationship with the unruly seas. In Rotterdam, lots of local urban solutions are also on display.
The New York Times
June 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
According to a new study, the state's coastal lands are sinking at a quicker rate than previously estimated.
The Washington Post
June 14, 2017, 5am PDT
Curbed says this climate fiction is "scary as hell."
Arch Daily
June 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new boardwalk at Rockaway Beach shows how sea level rise is requiring new design and infrastructure decisions for the resilience of coastal communities.
Climate Central
May 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Engineers and scientists in Seattle are testing a new generation of shoreline infrastructure that hopefully can do a better job of letting people and wild animals—in this case salmon—coexist.
EarthFix
May 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Bay Foundation have built a two acre enclave, "re-wilding" the area with native plants mimicking what it may have looked like before human interference.
KPCC
May 10, 2017, 5am PDT
Kiribati’s former president Anote Tong faces climate change’s implications head on and see hope, even as islands become an early warning system for the international community.
Cities of the Future