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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

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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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Gerindra urges Anies to stop water privatization in Jakarta - Jakarta Post

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:32

Jakarta Post

Gerindra urges Anies to stop water privatization in Jakarta
Jakarta Post
... residents in North Jakarta, where they were struggling to obtain clean water. NasDem faction speaker Bestari Barus said many residents did not have access to clean water. "Based on the available data, less than 50 percent of Jakarta residents enjoy ...

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Top 10 global cities with the highest number of skyscrapers - Construction Business Review

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 05:27

Construction Business Review

Top 10 global cities with the highest number of skyscrapers
Construction Business Review
An impressive skyline is a clear indicator of a city's economic development and it is therefore natural that highest skyscrapers are found in the most developed cities around the world. While these high-rises are awe-inspiring works of art and a source ...

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Top 10 global cities with the highest number of skyscrapers - Construction Business Review

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 05:26

Top 10 global cities with the highest number of skyscrapers
Construction Business Review
An impressive skyline is a clear indicator of a city's economic development and it is therefore natural that highest skyscrapers are found in the most developed cities around the world. While these high-rises are awe-inspiring works of art and a source ...

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A City's Challenge of Dealing with Sea Level Rise - Eos

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:49

Eos

A City's Challenge of Dealing with Sea Level Rise
Eos
Many fast-developing cities with populations of many millions are located in low-lying delta regions that are extremely susceptible to changes in sea level, as well as land subsidence. Without adaptation, these megacities will most likely suffer from ...

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