This Past Week In WaterTank News
Albeit Climate Denial, A Regional Approach To Sea Level Rise ♦ Rhode Island Leading Charge In Projecting Risks From Coastal Storms ♦ The Solution To Louisiana's Coastal Problem ♦ Miami Beach Has Run Out Of Sand ♦ Storms Will Cost More As Seas Rise ♦ Studying Coastal Soil Erosion Could Be Key To Climate Mitigation ♦ Supermoon Offers Glimpse Of Sea-Level Rise ♦ Pacific Coast Marshes Are More Resilient Than Atlantic Coast
San Francisco Examiner - One hundred feet inland from the edge of the San Francisco Bay, a governing body regularly meets and discusses how to prepare nearby communities for the impending rising sea level.
Providence Journal - At a recent environmental conference hosted by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeremy Jackson, professor emeritus at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and a leading voice on human impacts on the environment, praised the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council’s work to plan for the effects of climate change, describing the agency’s efforts as “amazing.”
New Orleans Public Radio - Louisiana spends heavily on building wetlands and levees to protect its eroding coast. Over the next three years, the state plans to put nearly $300 million into land-building alone. But as the true picture of sea level rise comes into view, officials may need to explore a less popular option: retreat from the coast.
Sand's End - November 17
The Verge - Past the towers of downtown Miami and over Biscayne Bay sits the city of Miami Beach.
Storms Will Cost More As Sea Levels Rise, Report Warns - November 17
The Daily Progress - A new study warns that coastal flooding in Virginia will wreak more havoc on the economy in the Hampton Roads area if nothing is done about rising sea levels.
I Tech Post - Climate change has much effect on our planet.
The Washington Post - This week’s supermoon was more than a spectacular sight in the night sky. It nudged up sea levels, leading to areas of coastal flooding along the East Coast.
eNews Park Forest - A NOAA-sponsored study shows that Pacific coast tidal marshes are more resistant to rising sea levels from climate change than marshes in the Atlantic.