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Nature-based solutions can prevent $50 billion in Gulf Coast flood damages - UC Santa Cruz (press release)

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:15

UC Santa Cruz (press release)

Nature-based solutions can prevent $50 billion in Gulf Coast flood damages
UC Santa Cruz (press release)
The U.S. Gulf Coast faces intense hurricanes, as well as land subsidence and rising sea level, and climate change is increasing the risks of coastal flooding. The new study quantified the flood risks to people and property for the entire U.S. coast of ...

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Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say - Washington Post

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:15

Washington Post

Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say
Washington Post
The state of Louisiana is proceeding with ambitious plans to redirect the Mississippi River and rebuild some of its rapidly vanishing wetlands — but even this massive intervention may not be enough to save the most threatened lands from fast rising ...

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Nature-based solutions can prevent $50 billion in Gulf Coast flood damages - Phys.Org

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:00

Phys.Org

Nature-based solutions can prevent $50 billion in Gulf Coast flood damages
Phys.Org
The U.S. Gulf Coast faces intense hurricanes, as well as land subsidence and rising sea level, and climate change is increasing the risks of coastal flooding. The new study quantified the flood risks to people and property for the entire U.S. coast of ...

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Records: Nearly 400 Violations at California Offshore Drilling Operations - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:33

Records: Nearly 400 Violations at California Offshore Drilling Operations
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Most of the missing and failed well tests in the THUMS notices of violation were for underground injection wells, which are used to stimulate oil and gas production and help prevent the land subsidence that has caused billions of dollars in damage to ...

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Sea Level Rise Poses Huge Threat to California, Heightening Urgency of Liability Cases - Climate Liability News

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:27

Climate Liability News

Sea Level Rise Poses Huge Threat to California, Heightening Urgency of Liability Cases
Climate Liability News
As fossil fuel companies try to fend off climate liability lawsuits from coastal California communities, a recent study revealed some alarming flood projections for the San Francisco Bay Area, bolstering the communities' argument that rising seas pose ...

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What happens to Texas when water is more valuable than oil? [Editorial] - Houston Chronicle

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:09

Houston Chronicle

What happens to Texas when water is more valuable than oil? [Editorial]
Houston Chronicle
Ground water conservation districts have been created to prevent overdrafting and mining, but the Legislature needs to provide more resources and technology so these districts have the ability to manage resources efficiently and to avoid the higher ...

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The Clay Ripening Pilot Project Gets Underway - Dredging Today

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:29

Dredging Today

The Clay Ripening Pilot Project Gets Underway
Dredging Today
The EcoShape reported that on April 5th the first mud was deposited to the Clay Ripener in Delfzijl in the far Northeast of the Netherlands. The main aim of the pilot project is to experiment with different ripening strategies to turn fine sediment ...

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New Jersey shore sees sea level change — and it can't be denied - Press of Atlantic City

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 15:44

Press of Atlantic City

New Jersey shore sees sea level change — and it can't be denied
Press of Atlantic City
In South Jersey land subsidence -- or sinking -- is caused in part by withdrawal of underground water and in part by aftereffects of the last ice age. The ice age effect is 'glacial isostatic adjustment.' Rutgers University calls it “a seesaw effect ...

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New Jersey shore sees sea level change - and it can't be denied - Press of Atlantic City

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:15

Press of Atlantic City

New Jersey shore sees sea level change - and it can't be denied
Press of Atlantic City
In South Jersey land subsidence -- or sinking -- is caused in part by withdrawal of underground water and in part by aftereffects of the last ice age. The ice age effect is 'glacial isostatic adjustment.' Rutgers University calls it “a seesaw effect ...

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New Jersey shore sees sea level change - Press of Atlantic City

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:00

Press of Atlantic City

New Jersey shore sees sea level change
Press of Atlantic City
In South Jersey land subsidence -- or sinking -- is caused in part by withdrawal of underground water and in part by aftereffects of the last ice age. The ice age effect is 'glacial isostatic adjustment.' Rutgers University calls it “a seesaw effect ...

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Quang Ninh: land subsidence drills hole in residential area - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:56

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)

Quang Ninh: land subsidence drills hole in residential area
http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – A hole, as a result of land subsidence, suddenly formed in front of a house in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh's Cam Pha city in the evening of April 5. Located in Cam Son ward, the hole is 3 – 4 metres deep and 200 ...

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Editorial: EPA's Pruitt a terrible choice - Virginian-Pilot

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:11

Editorial: EPA's Pruitt a terrible choice
Virginian-Pilot
Though land subsidence contributes to that problem, the climate is changing for the worse as a result of human activity — a position that is indisputable by anyone other than the willfully ignorant. Loosening laws meant to curb emissions and lessen ...

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Law drafted to save underground water - Myanmar Times

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:43

Law drafted to save underground water
Myanmar Times
Geologists U Soe Thura Tun previously told The Myanmar Times that there are great risks of land subsidence in downtown Yangon if too much water is pumped by wells or if groundwater supplies fail to keep up with the growing population. “The geology of ...

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Mekong Leaders Mostly Mum on Risks Tied to Intense Damming - Voice of America

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:19

Voice of America

Mekong Leaders Mostly Mum on Risks Tied to Intense Damming
Voice of America
"The protracted drought, saline intrusion, the erosion of coast lines and riverbanks and land subsidence, [means] the livelihoods of over 20 million people are under threat," he said. "Therefore," he added, "we need to take concrete and timely action ...

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Arizona aquifers are in trouble, but lawmakers want fewer rules for pumping groundwater - AZCentral.com

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:56

AZCentral.com

Arizona aquifers are in trouble, but lawmakers want fewer rules for pumping groundwater
AZCentral.com
DEWATERING RIVERS AND STREAMS: While state law generally treats groundwater and surface waters separately, hydrologists say they are closely interconnected. Rivers that run year-round receive a good portion of their flow from groundwater that seeps ...

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Climate change and land subsidence pose threat for coastal Bay Area - SFGate (blog)

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:20

Climate change and land subsidence pose threat for coastal Bay Area
SFGate (blog)
The Bay Area is sinking and climate change is speeding things up, according to a new study published in Science Advances this month. The study was conducted over the span of two years by researchers Manoocher Shirzaei and Roland Burgmann, who used ...

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Climate change and land subsidence pose threat for coastal Bay Area - Richmond Confidential

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:58

Richmond Confidential

Climate change and land subsidence pose threat for coastal Bay Area
Richmond Confidential
The Bay Area is sinking and climate change is speeding things up, according to a new study published in Science Advances this month. The study was conducted over the span of two years by researchers Manoocher Shirzaei and Roland Burgmann, who used ...

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Big Brother Isn't Watching You, You're Watching Him - Fair Observer

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:52

Fair Observer

Big Brother Isn't Watching You, You're Watching Him
Fair Observer
In other words, across the top of that front page, there was no world but a Trumpian one, or put another way (which is why I happened to save that front section), leaving aside the actual thundersnow storm that hit New York (page A25), there were two ...

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Mainstreaming disaster resilience in Vietnam: Engaging with communities to build resilience - ReliefWeb

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:51

ReliefWeb

Mainstreaming disaster resilience in Vietnam: Engaging with communities to build resilience
ReliefWeb
Integrated spatial planning is needed to counter trends that are driving urban flood risk. Even as Vietnam has bolstered its flood control efforts, these are often hindered by uncontrolled and haphazard development in flood prone areas. Accordingly ...

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Deep Water in Deep Trouble: Can We Save California's Drying Aquifers? - CALIFORNIA

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:06

Deep Water in Deep Trouble: Can We Save California's Drying Aquifers?
CALIFORNIA
SGMA requires local governments to establish “groundwater sustainability agencies,” or GSAs, for each groundwater basin in their jurisdictions. These can be existing agencies that are empowered to manage groundwater, or new agencies created expressly ...

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