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Galveston Reconsiders Drainage Master Plan

More intense rain and higher sea levels are prompting Galveston officials to deviate from a drainage master plan written in 2003 by rethinking their approach to system improvements and requiring developers to meet more stringent drainage requirements. The Galveston County …

Septic Tanks in Miami-Dade Failing Due to Sea Level Rise

Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of septic tanks, and a new report reveals most are already malfunctioning – the smelly and unhealthy evidence of which often ends up in people’s yards and homes. It’s a billion-dollar problem that climate change …

Key Science Report Has Countries Taking Sides at Climate Summit

A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year’s U.N. climate summit. Negotiators took time out Sunday to rest after the first week of talks ended on …

Study: Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300

Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky, according to a review of sea-level change and projections by Rutgers and other scientists. …

Startup Plans to Analyze Rising Sea Levels to Aid Florida Homeowners

From the frothy assault of the Atlantic Ocean to the placid trespass of the Lake Worth Lagoon, sea level rise is a mounting concern for South Florida property buyers who are turning to science, and private companies, for guidance. The …

Heat Not the Only Sign That Climate Change is Happening

You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured: Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of …

Report Says Florida Cities Are at Highest Risk From Climate Change

The picturesque Florida cities of Miami Beach and Sarasota carry high investment-grade credit ratings and are popular travel destinations. They’re also two of the most exposed U.S cities to climate change in the country, according to a new analysis by …

Researchers Find Major Rise in Coastal Road Flooding

High tide floods, or so-called “nuisance flooding,” that happen along shore roadways during seasonal high tides or minor wind events are occurring far more frequently than ever before. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that in the …

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Help Thwart Threat From Rising Seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the …

Satellites Show Warming is Accelerating Sea Level Rise

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher …