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Relocation not a viable solution to Tehran's growing problems: councilor - Tehran Times

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Tehran Times

Relocation not a viable solution to Tehran's growing problems: councilor
Tehran Times
TEHRAN — The growing problems of the megacity of Tehran does not justify relocating it, councilor Ahmad Masjed-Jamei said on Saturday. He made the remarks after a documentary named “the capital” was screened at Mehr news agency. The documentary was ...

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Bangladesh is not a 'climate shithole' - Aljazeera.com

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:29

Aljazeera.com

Bangladesh is not a 'climate shithole'
Aljazeera.com
The flawed designs resulted in chronic water-logging and land subsidence: essentially, rapid relative sea level rise. In the 1980s, urban elites in Bangladesh saw an opportunity for using these water-logged coastal lands to cultivate shrimp instead of ...

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Jakarta, the World's Fastest-Sinking City, Also Faces Rising Sea Levels and River Pollution - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:16

Jakarta, the World's Fastest-Sinking City, Also Faces Rising Sea Levels and River Pollution
Circle of Blue WaterNews
“The government is throwing away access to the sea.” –Ahmad Marthin Hadiwinata, a member of the Indonesia Traditional Fisherfolk Union, in reference to Jakarta's $40 billion flood prevention plan, known as the National Capital Integrated Coastal ...

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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:29
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Lawmakers from outside Hampton Roads kill bill to address coastal flooding - Virginian-Pilot

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:51

Virginian-Pilot

Lawmakers from outside Hampton Roads kill bill to address coastal flooding
Virginian-Pilot
Mostly rural Republican legislators from outside Hampton Roads quickly dispatched a bill early Wednesday morning that would've created a regional authority in Hampton Roads to deal with sea level rise, land subsidence and coastal flooding. Lawmakers ...

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Rural GOP lawmakers from outside Hampton Roads called the shot: No regional authority to address coastal flooding - Virginian-Pilot

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:51

Virginian-Pilot

Rural GOP lawmakers from outside Hampton Roads called the shot: No regional authority to address coastal flooding
Virginian-Pilot
Mostly rural Republican legislators from outside Hampton Roads quickly dispatched a bill early Wednesday morning that would've created a regional authority in Hampton Roads to deal with sea level rise, land subsidence and coastal flooding. Lawmakers ...

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High Rainfall Leads to Increase in Land Subsidence - Stackyard

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:05

Stackyard

High Rainfall Leads to Increase in Land Subsidence
Stackyard
Is your land over a former coal mine and experiencing subsidence? - Tracey Jackson MRICS FAAV, Associate and Chartered Surveyor with H&H Land and Property looks at the repercussions of recent reports on subsidence. Many areas in the UK were built on ...

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Big Court Victory: 10-Year California Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis and Disclosure - Elk Grove News (blog)

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:06

Elk Grove News (blog)

Big Court Victory: 10-Year California Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis and Disclosure
Elk Grove News (blog)
“Some of the same issues raised by Aqualliance regarding the twin tunnels, such as the impacts to ground water, land subsidence and climate, were brought up in this case and the court ruled favorably,” she said. The lawsuit asked the court to declare ...

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Judge Orders a New Look at California Water Transfer Program - Courthouse News Service

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 03:08

Courthouse News Service

Judge Orders a New Look at California Water Transfer Program
Courthouse News Service
They say the transfers come with collateral damage, including poor Delta water quality, land subsidence from increased groundwater pumping and reduction of giant garter snake habitat. The snakes, one of North America's largest native species, are ...

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Court Victory: 10-Year California Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis & Disclosure - SF Bay Area Indymedia

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:09

SF Bay Area Indymedia

Court Victory: 10-Year California Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis & Disclosure
SF Bay Area Indymedia
AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis said the significance of the decision extends well beyond the water transfers to current litigation in the courts challenging Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels project. “Some of the same issues raised by ...

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Legal Win for N. State: 10-Year Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis and Disclosure - YubaNet

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:05

Legal Win for N. State: 10-Year Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis and Disclosure
YubaNet
Chico, Calif. February 19, 2018 – The federal district court in Fresno issued a strong order supporting many of the claims made by AquAlliance and co-plaintiff partners. The lawsuit was filed in May 2015 against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR ...

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Rhode Island Losing Ground in Battle Against Sea-Level Rise - ecoRI news

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:13

ecoRI news

Rhode Island Losing Ground in Battle Against Sea-Level Rise
ecoRI news
Engelhart, an assistant professor in URI's Department of GeoSciences, is investigating how the state's coastline has responded to past sea level-rise changes and studying the influence of land subsidence from the last ice age to better understand ...

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Aqualliance celebrates Judge's order - Action News Now

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:29

Action News Now

Aqualliance celebrates Judge's order
Action News Now
... california water transfers. vo a federal judge in fresno issued an order this week supporting claims by "aqualliance" that the u.s. bureau of reclamation used an inadequate environmental report....in approving a ten year water transfer program ...

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Aqualliance group celebrates Judges order regarding water transfer suit - Action News Now

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:29

Action News Now

Aqualliance group celebrates Judges order regarding water transfer suit
Action News Now
Co-plaintiffs in the suit, filed in n2015, are the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, the Central Delta Water Agency, Local Agencies of the North Delta, and south Delta Water Agency. The judge ruled in favor of claims that more information is ...

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Massive sinkhole opens up in Rome, swallowing seven cars - GkMen

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:37

GkMen

Massive sinkhole opens up in Rome, swallowing seven cars
GkMen
More than 20 families were evacuated in a north-western neighbourhood of Rome after a sinkhole opened up, swallowing several cars. A dramatic video captured the extent of the damage. Wednesday's sinkhole followed a day of rain in the Italian capital ...

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A Mexican Village Where Aztec-Era Agriculture Remains - CityLab

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:40

CityLab

A Mexican Village Where Aztec-Era Agriculture Remains
CityLab
The land subsidence caused by exploitation of the aquifers by the megalopolis has tilted the plane of the wetland, causing the lower lying chinampas to flood and the canals in the higher areas to dry out. When the canals dry out the fields then rapidly ...

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Huge sinkhole swallows cars, prompts evacuations in Rome (VIDEO) - RT

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 02:26

RT

Huge sinkhole swallows cars, prompts evacuations in Rome (VIDEO)
RT
A massive four-lane-wide sinkhole swallowed at least six cars in Rome on Wednesday, forcing 20 families to flee their homes. A dramatic video captured the extent of the damage. The incident happened in the Italian capital's Baldunia neighborhood on ...

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Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise - Virginian-Pilot

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:50

Virginian-Pilot

Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise
Virginian-Pilot
But Atkinson said that other factors, including land subsidence and the velocity of the Gulf Stream, may be more important locally in sea level trends over the next century. Globally, of the 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) of sea level rise in the past ...

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The New Madrid Earthquake Struck 206 Years Ago - Forbes

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 23:24

Forbes

The New Madrid Earthquake Struck 206 Years Ago
Forbes
206 years ago today, an earthquake rattled nearly the entire eastern half of the U.S. People felt the shaking over a million square miles; it startled President Madison in the White House 900 miles away and rang church bells in Boston 1300 miles away ...

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The New Madrid Earthquake Struck 106 Years Ago - Forbes

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:39

Forbes

The New Madrid Earthquake Struck 106 Years Ago
Forbes
106 years ago today, an earthquake rattled nearly the entire eastern half of the U.S. People felt the shaking over a million square miles; it startled President Madison in the White House 900 miles away and rang church bells in Boston 1300 miles away ...

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