Sea Level

The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger.<p>The bulletins warned of rain falling in feet, not inches. Experts pleaded with the public to wake up. J. Marshall Shepherd, head of atmospheric sciences at the University …

Climate Change

Fierce storms haven't slowed growth along US coastlines

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>A new Associated Press analysis shows that rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas …

Weather

First Surveys Suggest the Everglades Took a Beating From Hurricane Irma

Floridians were spared the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s destructive power last week, when the storm instead took direct aim at some of the most pristine …

Hurricane Irma

The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.

As residents of the Southeast are returning home and assessing the damage left by Hurricane Irma, Florida scientists are anxiously waiting to evaluate the storm’s impact on one of the state’s most valuable — and vulnerable — ecosystems: the Everglades.<p>Already threatened by the continuous …

Climate Change

Satellites measuring Earth’s melting ice sheets to go dark

A sentinel of Earth’s climate is going dark. After running for a decade beyond its planned life, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) …

Global Warming

The Dutch Hold the Keys to Withstanding Rising Sea Levels and Worsening Storms

A longtime pioneer of ingenious building design, the European country is already light-years ahead of the rest of us<p>The Netherlands is no stranger to flooding. Half of this small northerly country lies below sea level. Touch down at Schipol Airport outside Amsterdam and you are 13 feet below. To …

Failing to adapt to climate change likely to cost at least five times more

Coastal cities deal with the constant fear that sea levels will continue to rise in coming years due to climate change. In the case of Santos, home …

Climate Change

Q&A: What we don't know about sea-level rise

<i>The damage that climate change could bring to New Zealand's coastal communities has become a pre-election talking point, with a 284-page draft</i> …

Climate Change

Rebuilding after disasters: 5 essential reads

<i>The following is a roundup of previously published articles.</i><p>Storm-battered communities in Texas and Florida are moving into the long process of …

Climate Change

New study links 50% of global warming and a third of sea level rise to big fossil fuel companies

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Climate Change

Coastal real estate industry resists forecasts of sea-level rise and polices based on them | McClatchy Washington Bureau

NAGS HEAD, N.C. All along the coast of the southeast United States, the real estate industry confronts a hurricane. Not the kind that swirls in the …

Climate Change

Is the Earth warming? The ocean gives you the answer

Humans have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth's climate system, commonly …

Global Warming

NASA’s Ocean Observation Reveals Sea Level Fingerprints

The first ever sea level fingerprints have been detected this week by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of …

Climate Change

East Coast Of U.S. Slowly Sinking Into The Ocean, Study Finds

<i>CBS Local —</i> While the flood waters from monstrous hurricanes like Harvey and Irma eventually recede, a new study says that a bigger issue is that …

Climate Change

How To Build Hurricane-Proof Cities

In the age of climate change, the only way to protect the American coastal metropolis is to rethink it entirely.<p>Almost exactly 117 years ago, a Category 4 hurricane made landfall on the barrier-island city of Galveston, Texas, with the storm surge and winds destroying at least half of the …

Hurricane Harvey

Storm surges are the worst part of a hurricane – and will get even more destructive

By Ben Guarino |The Washington Post<p>As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, the water between the storm’s center and the shoreline bulged. Mighty …

Weather

Taking the Long View: The 'Forever Legacy' of Climate Change

A century or two from now, people may look back at our current era — with its record-breaking high temperatures year after year, rapid disappearance …

Climate Change

Freitag's Inflatable-Structure Rolling Suitcase

The space-saving Zippelin becomes a Kickstarter smash in just hours<p>Freitag is known for their sturdy bags made from recycled truck tarps. But one …

Cool Stuff

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Northern California

Global fingerprints of sea-level rise revealed by satellites

Geological processes send more meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets to Earth's mid-latitudes.<p>As an ice sheet melts, it leaves a unique signature …

Climate Change

Hurricane Irma, Rising Seas and Our Endangered Cities

Why the back-to-back blows of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have certainly woken people up to the risks of climate change<p>President Donald Trump and EPA …

Climate Change

Are you prepared for a flood or earthquake in Vancouver?

Hurricane Harvey brings catastrophic floods to Houston. Crews battle large wildfire near Peachland. Irma takes aim at U.S. — six million Floridians …

Lower Mainland

Surging Seas Pose Extreme Threat to Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Residents here watched Hurricane Irma plod toward the mainland and wondered if their luck during this one might be different.<p>No …

Climate Change

Irma Is But the Latest Disaster to Strike the Everglades

As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the …

Florida

Hurricanes may be getting more severe – do we need a whole new category to describe them?

There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding along the east Atlantic coast in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and now …

Climate Change

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Deferred maintenance on sewage treatment systems in Florida could mean parts of the state will find Hurricane Irma floodwaters filled with sewage …

Water

Terrifying New Map Shows What May Be Left Of Florida As Sea Levels Rise

As Hurricane Irma slams into Florida with gale-force winds and residents scramble to flee or take shelter, experts fret over rising sea levels and …

Climate Change

This alarming map shows what might be left of Florida when the sea level rises

Nearly 6 million people have been ordered to evacuate Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches the state, nearly ever corner of which is expected to feel …

Climate Change

What does a possible 6-feet storm surge from Hurricane Irma mean for Charleston?

Weather experts and local emergency officials continue to say that Hurricane Irma’s biggest threat to the South Carolina coast will likely be storm …

Weather

Hurricane Irma will likely cover South Florida with a film of poop

South Floridians are bracing for Hurricane Irma’s potentially catastrophic damage. Weather advisories are warning of massive flooding, which will likely render roads impassable and homes uninhabitable.<p>They also face a less visible, yet frightening, potential consequence: contamination from …

Hurricane Irma