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Venice's Vast New Flood Barrier Is Almost Here

Will our technological advances save us as a species? How much will we continue alter Mother Earth? This is an interesting article about adaptation to climate change, but how much can we adjust will be the real question. 991 more words

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The Dangerous Flaw in Flood Risk Maps

Laura Bliss  Sep 2, 2016

FEMA bases flood insurance rates on the way water behaved in the past. But the atmosphere is changing.

Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida last night. 2,041 more words

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Sea level regulated tetrapod diversity dynamics through the Jurassic/Cretaceous interval.

The Jurassic/Cretaceous (J/K) boundary, 145 Myr ago, remains as the less understood of major Mesozoic stratigraphic boundaries. Sedimentological, palynological and geochemical studies, indicate a climatic shift from predominantly arid to semi arid conditions in the latest Jurassic to more amicable humid conditions in the earliest Cretaceous. 513 more words

KHNL: Rising sea levels threaten nearly 1 in 10 Hawaii homes, study finds

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Some 37,000 Hawaii homes could be underwater by 2100 if global sea levels rise by six feet, as expected if the world doesn’t make drastic changes to lower carb… 229 more words

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Urban planning in time of climate change

A look at what planners might have to offer …

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:00 AM

 Dev Niyogi, Purdue University professor of agronomy and earth, atmospheric and planetary science and Indiana’s state climatologist, says it’s possible to design cities to reduce the effects of climate change. 725 more words

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Houston flooding is a perfect storm of climate change and bad urban planning

As we see more and more extreme weather events, how will planning plan a role in the response and mitigation? Here is a look at Houston, an American City notorious for little to no land use regulations. 344 more words

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Ocean Planning Is the Key to Unlock America’s New Blue Economy

Planning for the Ocean is not only smart, but a necessity. In South FL, you can never forget how dependent we are on the Ocean. We are as connected to the sea as anything; from the seafood we eat, to the cargo ships we watch sail into port as we lay next to the water. 207 more words

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