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  • USGS Installs Storm-Tide Sensors in Preparation for Hermine’s Arrival

    As Hurricane Hermine bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, U.S. Geological Survey hurricane response crews in Florida installed five storm-tide sensors that will help document the storm surges along the state’s coastline. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, 10 USGS hydrologists and technicians installed these sensors along the Florida coast, from Apalachicola to Cedar Key. ...

  • Cities stem the tide of polluted water

    Cities of all sizes are tackling their water pollution problems, such as stormwater runoff and sewage overflow, by employing green infrastructure and design -- and they will save money as a result, according to a peer-reviewed report released by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mangroves Provide Measurable Risk Reduction Benefit to Coastal Communities from Storm Waves and Flooding

    Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom, 6 November, 2014: A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Yet, the level of protection provided by mangroves has been subject to debate. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Accurate Water Monitoring in Harsh Environments with New Measurement Specialties Level Transducer

    Measurement Specialties, an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers a new TruBlue Water Level Data Logger for remote monitoring of water levels in the harshest water environments.  The battery-powered TruBlue 255 Level can collect up to a half-million time stamped pressure and temperature data points with its standard 8 MB of internal memory or can be outfitted with ...

  • How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?

    A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending ...

  • Major flood repair helped by remote control boat

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively to repair the damage and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Western Europe coasts face a pounding

    The Atlantic seas could be getting rougher, with winter storms capable of causing dramatic changes to the beaches of Western Europe. And new research shows that the pounding delivered to the shorelines of the UK and France in the winter of 2013-2014 was the most violent since 1948. Gerd Masselink (professor of coastal geomorphology at Plymouth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines

    A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • ‘Building with Nature’ increases resilience to climate change

    New ecosystem-based solutions which provide flexible resilience to coastal flooding, rather than rigid defences, are needed in the face of global environmental change. A recent study examines a new coastal protection scheme in the Netherlands which reduces ecosystem damage whilst offering resilient defence against flooding. Using this case study, the researchers present a framework for evaluating ...

  • Climate change in atlantic Canada

    Whether it’s freshwater flooding or rising sea levels, the biggest climate change threat facing Atlantic Canada comes from water, and although the threat has been identified, questions remain whether the region is truly prepared for the inevitable impacts that are coming? This final GLOBE-Net installment on the Natural Resources Canada report, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Report Identifies How Impacts of Climate Change to Water Supplies & Waterways Will Affect U.S. Cities

    As the nation grapples with a record year for storms, drought and weather-related devastation, a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals climate change is leaving American cities open to a range of water-related vulnerabilities -- from drought to sea level rise and increased rainfall -- regardless of region or size. The report looks at how communities facing ...

  • How will climate change affect cities? New look at vulnerable waterways for key U.S. cities.

    As the nation grapples with a record year for storms, drought and weather-related devastation, a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals climate change is leaving American cities open to a range of water-related vulnerabilities -- from drought to sea level rise and increased rainfall -- regardless of region or size. The report looks at how communities facing these ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Flood Control at IFAT 2008: Controlling Bodies of Water

    Farsighted flood control and shore protection are environmental protection tasks with optimum priority, not the least due to the climate change. How can we support natural retention basins of water reservoirs and what protection do technical solutions provide? As the leading international trade fair of the environmental protection industry, IFAT 2008 has included ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada, Acadia University and Irving Oil Ltd. Celebrate Official Opening of the Beaubassin Research Station With Prime Minister Stephen Harper

    Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), along with partners Acadia University and Irving Oil Ltd, officially opened the Beaubassin Research Station today in Aulac, New Brunswick. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Honourable David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick offered congratulations at the opening. Also in attendance was the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Through ...


    By Marketwire

  • California`s Water Prospects Remain Stormy

    The future of California's water supply is anything but clear. A recent survey from infrastructure firm HNTB Corporation finds that just one-third of the Golden State's residents realize flooding is a threat, and many Californians aren't aware levees play a crucial role in preventing them. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click ...


    By HNTB Corporation

  • Sea rise may still pose a man-sized threat

    For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man. They ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Communities Across the Globe Getting to Grips with Adapting to Climate Change

    The way farmers in the Sudan, flood-prone communities in Argentina and dengue-challenged islands in the Caribbean are beginning to adapt to climate change are distilled in a new report launched today. The five-year Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change provides new and inspiring examples of how vulnerable communities and countries may 'climate proof' economies in the years and ...

  • Chris Huhne speech: The art and the science of climate change

    Speech by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I am delighted to be here today, and to give the last of a series of three speeches about climate change. Three weeks ago, I spoke about the economics of climate change. The case for green growth. Two weeks ago, I spoke about the geopolitics of ...

  • Stakeholder Statements - Clean Power Plan, Part One

    Business/Industry American Sustainable Business Council | David Levine, CEO & Co-Founder “Business leaders recognize and applaud the President and the Environmental Protection Agency for the leadership demonstrated on issuing these rules to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The business community is as much at risk from this ...

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