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As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses - TIME

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:10

TIME

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
TIME
Dircke: Severe incidents of flooding are increasing worldwide, that is due to a combination of climate change, land subsidence, sea-level rise, and urbanization. Often urbanization comes with bad spatial planning: the density of cities is increasing ...

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America's Oil Refineries Are Located Exactly Where They Should Be - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:08

America's Oil Refineries Are Located Exactly Where They Should Be
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Yes, some Houstonians living in the 500 year flood plain are being flooded in the wake of Harvey, but that is happening not due to any land-subsidence or sea-rise issue, but rather due to the release of massive amounts of water from the city's Barker ...

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Hurricanes should inspire environmental action: Delaware Voices - The News Journal

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:09

Hurricanes should inspire environmental action: Delaware Voices
The News Journal
Scientists will tell you that no single weather event is attributable to just climate change, but increasing sea level combined with local land subsidence and wetland degradation (all problems facing Delaware too), combined with warmer waters ...

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Hurricane Harvey pushed Houston's crust down by 2 cm - ZME Science

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:45

ZME Science

Hurricane Harvey pushed Houston's crust down by 2 cm
ZME Science
Land subsidence is a gradual settling or sudden sinking of the Earth's surface, either due to removal or subsurface movements. Millner suspects that some of the bedrock beneath the soil might have permanently subsided, so researchers will keep an eye ...

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Water crisis endangers “Iranian civilization” - AzerNews

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:55

AzerNews

Water crisis endangers “Iranian civilization”
AzerNews
Kaveh Madani who is an expert in water resources planning management in arid areas including Middle East and California suggests that this is evidenced by drying lakes, rivers and wetlands, declining groundwater levels, land subsidence, water quality ...

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3200 properties removed from flood zones in Mohave County - Today's News-Herald

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:08

Today's News-Herald

3200 properties removed from flood zones in Mohave County
Today's News-Herald
A interactive hazard map, as seen here in this website screenshot (http://data.azgs.az.gov/hazard-viewer/), was developed by the Arizona Geological Survey and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management in 2013. The map enables visitors to explore ...

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Water crisis endangers “Iranian civilization” - Trend News Agency

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 05:16

Water crisis endangers “Iranian civilization”
Trend News Agency
Kaveh Madani who is an expert in water resources planning management in arid areas including Middle East and California suggests that this is evidenced by drying lakes, rivers and wetlands, declining groundwater levels, land subsidence, water quality ...

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A week to remember - The Reality-Based Community

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 15:23

A week to remember
The Reality-Based Community
Since the last one, there's been significant sea level rise, increased paved area, land subsidence, and lot more people. There is no real high ground in south Florida. Whole streets in Miami flood now just from a high tide. (3) From Boca Raton south is ...

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The ground's not sinking much in Tucson anymore - Arizona Daily Star

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 14:02

Arizona Daily Star

The ground's not sinking much in Tucson anymore
Arizona Daily Star
Fissure. Among the Geological Survey's tasks is mapping earth fissures caused by land subsidence in the state. Brian Gootee / Arizona Geological Survey 2014. 090417-news-Subsidence-g1. prev. next. The ground is stabilizing under Tucson and Phoenix, ...

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Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast - Port St. Joe Star

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 13:48

Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast
Port St. Joe Star
Erosion, sea level rise, land subsidence and other factors are at play, but the diversions aim to alleviate the problem posed by the levees themselves, which cut off fragile coastal marshes from the sediment and nutrients that sustain them. Cubit cut ...

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Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast - Island Packet

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 21:01

Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast
Island Packet
An oyster farmer by the name of Cubit had no grand designs when, in 1862, he dug a ditch into the east bank of the Mississippi River; he simply wanted a shortcut for his skiff. But his cut in the lower river delta at Pilottown, about 15 miles below ...

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Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast - Belleville News-Democrat

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 21:01

Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast
Belleville News-Democrat
Erosion, sea level rise, land subsidence and other factors are at play, but the diversions aim to alleviate the problem posed by the levees themselves, which cut off fragile coastal marshes from the sediment and nutrients that sustain them. Cubit cut ...

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Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 21:01

Accident holds lessons for saving Louisiana's coast
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
An oyster farmer by the name of Cubit had no grand designs when, in 1862, he dug a ditch into the east bank of the Mississippi River; he simply wanted a shortcut for his skiff. But his cut in the lower river delta at Pilottown, about 15 miles below ...

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Will HCM City build dykes similar to those used in the Netherlands? - VietNamNet Bridge

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 19:45

VietNamNet Bridge

Will HCM City build dykes similar to those used in the Netherlands?
VietNamNet Bridge
VietNamNet Bridge - With increased land subsidence, HCM City needs to build dykes like the ones used in the Netherlands to prevent tides and floods, experts have urged. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, ...

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DOE: Past Successes, New Priorities - Financial Tribune

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:34

Financial Tribune

DOE: Past Successes, New Priorities
Financial Tribune
"Much of the groundwater resources have been lost and land subsidence has made their restoration impossible," he said. Cooperation with the Energy Ministry to stabilize groundwater reserves and ban the establishment of any new steel company are among ...

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King Salmon, Fields Landing & Finn Town to get studied for sea level rise - Mad River Union

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:24

King Salmon, Fields Landing & Finn Town to get studied for sea level rise
Mad River Union
In the Humboldt Bay region, sea level is anticipated to rise faster than anywhere else in California due to the combined effects of land subsidence and sea level rise. The grant funding will support public meetings to discuss potential effects of sea ...

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King Salmon, Fields Landing & Finn Town to get studied for sea level rise - Mad River Union

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:24

King Salmon, Fields Landing & Finn Town to get studied for sea level rise
Mad River Union
In the Humboldt Bay region, sea level is anticipated to rise faster than anywhere else in California due to the combined effects of land subsidence and sea level rise. The grant funding will support public meetings to discuss potential effects of sea ...

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Sinking land, rising risk for world's 340 million delta residents - GreenBiz

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 01:06

Sinking land, rising risk for world's 340 million delta residents
GreenBiz
Coastal deltas are becoming more at risk of flooding due to land subsidence, or the gradual sinking of the Earth's surface, and sea-level rise. Conventional protective infrastructure, such as levees, may reduce current risk but it doesn't address ...

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Americans who live far from coasts should also be worried about flooding - SFGate

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:23

Americans who live far from coasts should also be worried about flooding
SFGate
Climate change, land subsidence or sinking, and construction of new levees and dams will change long-term flood exposure in these areas over time. Therefore, local governments, mortgage lenders and homeowners should review current FEMA flood ...

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Americans who live far from coasts should also be worried about flooding - San Francisco Chronicle

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:03

Americans who live far from coasts should also be worried about flooding
San Francisco Chronicle
Climate change, land subsidence or sinking, and construction of new levees and dams will change long-term flood exposure in these areas over time. Therefore, local governments, mortgage lenders and homeowners should review current FEMA flood ...

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