Sea Level Rise

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Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force: Reinvent Urban Infrastructure or Lose Trillions

Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force: Reinvent Urban Infrastructure or Lose Trillions

In the report’s introductory letter, Task Force Chair Harvey Ruvin, Miami-Dade clerk of the courts, describes sea level rise as a “measurable, trackable, and relentless” consequence of climate change that, lacking “innovative adaptive capital planning,” will “threaten trillions of dollars of the region’s built environment” as well as its water supply, natural resources, agricultural soils, […]

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Norfolk gets evidence of climate change every high tide

Norfolk gets evidence of climate change every high tide

NORFOLK — where the sea is rising faster than anywhere else on the East Coast. When Debbie Miller and husband Gary Chiaverotti had four feet added to the foundation of their Norfolk, Virginia home, seen Oct. 23, 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid 95 percent of the $140,000 cost. (Photo: Family photo/The Washington Post) At high […]

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Local Government Units urged to adopt science-based disaster prepared tools

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 28 (PIA)  – The Department of Science and Technology  (DOST) has appealed to local government units, disaster managers, and other stakeholders to adopt science and  technology –based  tools to boost their disaster  preparedness. “We at the DOST  believe that we could use science to better understand and improve our disaster  […]

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2014 Rising Seas Summit - Sept. 2014 in NYC!

2014 Rising Seas Summit – Sept. 2014 in NYC!

Register today — early bird registration now available! The inaugural Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to […]

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Feedback Invited on New Land Use Guidelines to Address Sea Level Rise

New guidelines for land use development in areas affected by sea level rise are under consideration by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Local Governments are invited to provide comments by early August.  Read More  

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North Coast Draft Plan for Input

North Coast Draft Plan for Input

North Coast Draft Marine Plan Released The North Coast – Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society and the Province of British Columbia would appreciate your feedback on the North Coast draft Marine Plan during the public review period, which runs April 29 – June 3, 2014. Download the North Coast draft Marine Plan Download a summary of the North […]

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Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, a masterpiece on the banks of the Fox River, has been hit by three different “100-year-floods” in the last 20 years. Now, preservationists are considering putting the home on permanent hydraulic jacks to lift it above floodwaters. The Farnsworth House would become a cyborg building—and it’s far from the […]

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SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION PRIMER: A TOOLKIT TO BUILD ADAPTIVE CAPACITY ON CANADA’S SOUTH COASTS

The Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer is a resource for coastal management authorities (mainly local governments) to help them identify and evaluate options for adapting to the impacts of sea level rise and associated hazards. The Primer is intended to be relevant for southern coastal regions across Canada with application to British Columbia, Quebec, and the Atlantic region. […]

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