High-tide flooding happens twice as often in coastal areas as it did 30 years ago due to rising sea levels, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Some city leaders looking to lead on climate change policies, reducing emissions in their areas and tackling other environmental issues. But state preemption laws sometimes stand in their way.
The goal is the most ambitious of any U.S. state.
Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.
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Today’s storm will be tomorrow’s high tide.
The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."
“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Collaboration between mayors and organizations will make or break emissions targets.
The figure from NOAA sets a new record.
Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.
The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
And it's being held in the center of coal country.
And that’s only counting the floods caused by hurricanes and tropical storms.
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
In the age of climate change, the only way to protect the American coastal metropolis is to rethink it entirely.
Maintaining an open dialogue and considering the impacts new regulations will have on disparate areas have proven critical to the Golden State’s environmental and economic success.
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