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  • Rising Sea Levels – The New Reality

    Water may be flowing from the Greenland icecap and into the sea more quickly than anybody expected. It doesn’t mean that global warming has got conspicuously worse: rather, researchers have had to revise their understanding of the intricate physiology of the northern hemisphere’s biggest icecap. Climate calculations Since the icecap is melting as the atmospheric levels of the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • We will need to adapt to rising sea levels

    “The good news is that a recent concentration of science resources is improving our insight into ocean and ice dynamics, and scientific measurement of the rate of sea-level rise,” says the book’s lead editor, CSIRO Fellow and oceanographer Dr John Church. “The way the world responds to climate change will become increasingly reliant on a sophisticated integrated ...

  • Rising sea levels threaten islanders with displacement

    A significant rise in sea levels due to global warming could result in the loss of species and habitats in the coastal areas of more than a thousand islands in South-East Asia and the Pacific region, leading to the potential displacement of many millions of people, according to a study. "Sea level rise will lead to the permanent inundation and erosion of coastal areas," said Florian Wetzel, team ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Glass Flood Barriers for Shoreham Unveiled

    The Environment Agency has officially opened over 7 kilometres of new river and sea defences in the coastal town of Shoreham, helping to keep the community safe from flooding from storms and rising sea levels. Flood Control International's 450m of glass flood barriers provide the frontispiece for this high profile ...

  • How high will seas rise? get ready for seven feet

    The reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are balanced and comprehensive documents summarizing the impact of global warming on the planet. But they are not without imperfections, and one of the most notable was the analysis of future sea level rise contained in the latest report, issued in 2007. Given the complexities of forecasting how much the melting of the ...


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  • B.C. releases new sea level rise report

    A new report released by the B.C. Government shows governments will need to continue working together to meet the challenge of climate change and rising sea levels over the next 90 years and beyond. The report, Climate Change Adaption Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use, shows that sea levels will rise faster and greater than previously thought. The report recommends ...


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  • EHS&S news from around the web, July 2016

    The Job Accomodation Network is a great resource to learn about workplace disability accomodations. PRI looks at Rotterdam as a great example of how to deal with rising sea levels. Bloomberg BNA reports on the rising death toll in US workplaces. The LA Times has encouraging news on the imapct of water conservation on greenhouse gas levels. And check out our own feature on heat safety, and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Well-managed mangroves `can survive rising sea levels`

    The prevailing idea that sea-level rise will inevitably wipe out mangrove forests — fragile ecosystems that protect nearby communities from natural hazards such as floods and storms — is challenged by a recent report. Mangroves in some areas will be able to survive climate change-induced sea-level rise as they can slowly increase the level of soil in which they thrive, but only if ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sustainability packaged effectively - a blog by Andrea Learned

    Sustainability Packaged Effectively I don’t often post quick links, but this article in the U.K.’s Daily Mail spoke to me of my latest obsession – sustainability hidden in plain sight. Except this time, it is sustainability packaged in a way that will resonate with a lot of previous naysayers. If greed and the U.S. Navy won’t convince people about climate change, nothing ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Climate meltdown? MEPs set to discuss water and global warming

    Increasing scarcity of water for drinking and agriculture and the effect of rising sea levels on islands and coastal areas are just two of the likely impacts of climate change in the coming years. This is according to a UN report released on World Environment day last year. On Tuesday afternoon, MEPs scientists and climate experts will look at these and other questions related to the impact of ...


    By European Parliament

  • Sea levels to rise by one metre in the next 100 years?

    Rising sea levels will have dramatic consequences for many coastal areas around the world. A new study suggests that over the next 100 years, sea levels could rise to a metre higher than current levels, a rate faster than at any time during the past 2000 years. The rise predicted by this study is three times higher than the projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1. In ...

  • Rising sea levels threaten Ghana`s coastal communities

    Ghana will experience increased flooding brought on by rising sea levels caused by global warming, a modelling study has predicted. The study, published in Remote Sensing last month (7 September), says that about 650,000 people and almost 1,000 buildings in the three communities in the Dansoman area of Accra will be vulnerable to permanent flooding by 2100, as the shoreline recedes by more than ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 0.3% of GDP Would Protect East Asia from Climate Change - ADB Report

    About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns. Economics of Climate Change in East Asia notes that while climate adaptation investments can be large, the aggregate cost to protect the most ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • BBA Pumps Introduces the New 700 mm - Ultra High Flow Pump

    It represents a manufacturing milestone of which we are extremely proud. With a pumping capacity of 130 m3/min (7800 m3/hour), this giant is the largest mobile pump produced in the history of BBA Pumps. In addition to the pump performance, the development phase saw a great focus towards mobility. The canopy and drives are created with an optimal balance between the output, fuel consumption and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Rising Sea levels threaten millions by boosting storm surges

    Sea level rise due to global warming has already doubled the annual risk of coastal flooding of historic proportions across widespread areas of the United States, according to a new report from Climate Central. By 2030, many locations are likely to see storm surges combining with sea level rise to raise waters at least 4 feet above the local high-tide line. Nearly 5 million U.S. residents ...


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  • Interior Department Announces $11.8 Million to Support Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects

    As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has awarded $11.8 million in Tribal Climate Resilience Program funding awards. The funding will help federally recognized Tribes and tribally chartered organizations with climate change ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA releases report on sea level rise

    The US Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with other agencies, has released a report that discusses the impacts of sea level rise on the coast, coastal communities, and the habitats and species that depend on them. The report, Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region, examines multiple opportunities for governments and coastal communities to plan ...

  • Tropical nations to see above average sea-level rises

    Coastal areas in the tropics may see some of the largest sea-level rises due to take place this century because of climate change, according to a study. This would particularly affect the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, which include many small island states, such as the Maldives, and vulnerable coastal deltas, including the Bay of Bengal. The findings may help analyse the impacts of climate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Survey: house buyers response to sea level rise

    According to CSIRO researcher Dr Nick Abel, the survey will help local and state governments make policy decisions on future coastal property and infrastructure developments. "We are asking people about what they think about purchasing properties in coastal areas," Dr Abel said. "We are also interested in their perspectives on sea level rise and how this influences their choices in purchasing ...

  • Coastal cities at risk from rapid sea-level rise with warming above two degree

    The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise. These predictions have been published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS) by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists. According to this research, by ...

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