sea level rise News

Virginia City Plants Trees to Slow Flooding Woes

In Ocean Lakes, 100 more trees will soon be popping up in yards throughout the flood-prone neighborhood in southern Virginia Beach, each gifted at no cost from a local environmental group. And in nearby parks and other green areas, dozens …

Voters OK’d Local Measures to Fight Climate Change

Local governments are increasingly taking it upon themselves to address climate change. Denver voters on election day passed Measure 2A, which would raise city sales tax by 0.25% starting in January with the goal of reducing the city’s climate footprint, …

Virginia State Officials Lay Out Plan to Address Rising Seas

Virginia state officials have laid out a plan to protect the state’s coastal communities from sea-level rise that could inundate land and roads and threaten property in the decades ahead. Governor Ralph Northam joined other state and local officials on …

Delaware Joins List of States and Localities Suing Big Oil

Delaware has joined the list of state and local governments that have sued the petroleum industry in an attempt to hold oil producers accountable for costs related to climate change. The attorney general’s office joined forces with a California law …

Maryland County Washing Away, Residents Face Hard Choices

High tides surging from a narrow creek destroyed the car Kathy Blake once parked in her gravel driveway here. Over the past two decades, the water has ruined half a dozen of them. Since October, when one of those floods …

High-Tide ‘Nuisance’ Flooding to Continue to Grow and Plague U.S. Communities: NOAA

Coastal communities in the U.S. continued to see record-setting high-tide flooding last year, forcing their residents and visitors to deal with flooded shorelines, streets and basements — a trend that is expected to continue into 2021. The elevated water levels …

Rising Sea Levels Could Double Extreme Flooding Events on Coastline, Report States

“Sea-level rise will radically redefine the coastline of the 21st century.” That’s from a new study that shows rising sea levels could lead to extreme flooding events in some U.S. coastal areas doubling every five years. The study published on …

Report: Florida Will See Noticeable Climate Change Impacts in 20 Years

When scientists talk about climate change effects like sea level rise and extreme temperatures, they’re typically referring to things predicted to start noticeably occurring as soon as, say 2050, or into the next century. But the impacts of climate change …

U.N. Science Panel Warns Climate Impacts on Oceans Include Rising Seas, Dry Rivers

Scientists behind a landmark study of the links between oceans, glaciers, ice caps and the climate delivered a stark warning to the world on Wednesday: slash emissions or watch cities vanish under rising seas, rivers run dry and marine life …

It No Longer Takes a Big Storm to Produce High Tide Flooding in Coastal Communities

Coastal communities across the U.S. again experienced increased high tide flooding last year, forcing their residents to deal with flooded shorelines, streets and basements. The elevated water levels affected coastal economies, tourism and infrastructure like septic systems and stormwater systems, …