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New York CitiVision raises awareness of sea-level rise

What would a Friday be without some fatidic architectural renderings? The New York CitiVision competition asked the question “If the future is gone, what past is expecting us?” Continue reading

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The ups and downs of sea level rise

Two intriguing articles released recently proving, once again, that there are two sides to every story.  As with many of the expected results of climate change, there will be winners and losers in the sea level rise story. Sea Level … Continue reading

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New sub-glacial map reveals Greenland’s conduit to the sea

Stunning data from the NASA Earth Observatory’s IceBridge program indicates that “Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier has the potential to influence sea level rise more than any other single feature in the Northern Hemisphere.” Detailed mapping of the bedrock below the fastest … Continue reading

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King tide a window to future, let’s document it!

King Tide to Raise Sea Level on Atlantic Coast – NYTimes.com. A king tide will be running Wednesday and Thursday because gravitational forces of the sun, the moon and the earth will be lined up in a cue shot of fleeting … Continue reading

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Competition photo reveals Europe’s worst coastal erosion

At approximately 6.5 ft/yr average long-term annual erosion, this stretch of the British coast is disappearing fast… Continue reading

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Wetlands at a tipping point, coastal wetlands vulnerable

The latest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) report documenting the losses and gains in wetland acreage came out earlier this month. Commenting on the study’s findings, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said: Continue reading

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Principles of adaptation and resilience for coastal cities

In this interview, World Bank urban specialist Anthony Bigio succinctly outlines three critical areas for North African coastal cities to consider when thinking about climate change adaptation and resilience: Urban Planning – cities are projected to grow rapidly from now … Continue reading

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