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After I returned from a long and demanding scientific expedition in the coastal areas of North Africa, my colleague took me for a walk on Corona del Mar State Beach. A few steps in, he started recalling 15-year-old memories of the beach and how it has changed since. The beach seemed to be disappearing because of sea level rise, he said.
Bhitarkanika National Park has been declared Odisha’s first Critically Vulnerable Coastal Area (CVCA) by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry.
Florida has reached a deal with a real estate company to acquire 20,000 acres of the Everglades that is slated for oil production in order to protect the wetlands, Florida’s governor announced Wednesday.
From time to time it comes to our attention either through our own experience or through information from our readers, various situations that can only be described as “odd”.
New Delhi: Given the heat of climate change and the government’s plans to create sustainable cities that offer citizens a decent quality of life, the use of intelligent technological tools to address environmental threats is critical.
ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WNCT) – A project is concerned with rainwater pollution and flooding in a coastal city.Homeowners in Hyde County can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to elevate their homes.
When coastal communities start losing their battles with sea level rise, king tides and storm surges, one of the first signs of retreat will be the relocation of their water supplies even further inland to escape saltwater intrusion. An emerging motivation for Florida cities and counties is fear of losing their municipal bond credit ratings and tax bases.
Climate crises, like financial crises, will be damaging, unpredictable and almost impossible to avoid
Ranch owners fight legislation that gives the government unfettered access to private, sensitive coastal land and potentially punishes owners for defending their way of life
Increasing sea rise is going to water down the value of some of the most coveted and expensive real estate in Florida, and insurance rates will go up too.
One treehouse built in Holmes Beach in 2011 without a permit has led to four pending lawsuits spanning seven years.
A nonprofit flood risk research organization is offering the first publicly available flood risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes and properties across the United States.
One treehouse built in Holmes Beach in 2011 without a permit has led to four pending lawsuits spanning seven years.
State permit shows DEP gave the homeowners permission to excavate 6 feet of dune in order to cope with "windblown material."
In India, the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules govern human and industrial activity close to the coastline, in order to protect the fragile ecosystems near the sea.
For centuries, human being have fought against the sea to gain more coastline. With the rising sea level, the eternal tug of war is entering a new era.
Several testifiers shed light on the ongoing Department of Planning and Natural Resources permitting issues at Thursday’s Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, pointing out that projects like the floating bar Lime Out don’t require Major Land Permits vetted by the Coastal Zone Management Commission.
State approves deal that likely will see wind-coverage premiums jump 10% for non-owner-occupied residences near coast. Homeowner policies already have increased.
These are first two of four apartment complexes that were ordered to be demolished for violations of coastal permitting rules.
WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A homeowner is saying goodbye to her beloved cottage, which toppled off a bluff after aggressive erosion along Lake Michigan.
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — From a bagged body to unexploded ordnance to parts of a spaceship, almost anything could show up on an Outer Banks beach.
Social impact was supposed to be central to sustainability from the start. What happened?
On a frigid morning in late fall, resort owner Mark Engle studied the mangled planks and dock posts scattered along an ice-glazed channel that feeds into Lake Huron.
The rating agency responsible for assigning financial stability ratings (FSR) to more than 40 Florida domestic insurers has warned that several carriers will receive downgrades due to deteriorating conditions in the state’s property insurance market, and more than a dozen more could be downgraded in the next few months
As the devastation from Australia’s bushfires widens, the insurance industry is calling for concerted action to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Natural catastrophes caused overall losses of US$150 billion during 2019, including insured losses of about US$52 billion, which matches the average of the past 30 years, according to Munich Re’s catastrophe update.
MANISTEE — Learn more about high Great Lakes levels, weather and storms, and coastal impact during an information meeting later this month.
There’s a new buzzword zinging around the fringes of the national homebuilders’ world: “Resiliency.”
With sea level rise becoming a growing threat to Virginia’s coastal communities, activists want to see greater action — and more funding — for programs intended to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Private property owners cannot block access to public beach property, a Sarasota County government official said.
Climate change isn't only a problem for future generations. It's here, it’s happening right now and it's everyone's problem.
A fund for potential buyouts is part of the town’s new comprehensive plan to address all aspects of climate change.
Do you own a lake house or property that abuts a water body in New Hampshire? Are you looking to build a new structure, modify an existing structure, cut trees, excavate, fill and/or install a patio or walkway within 250 feet of that water body? Beware of New Hampshire’s Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.
Patricia Kambach couldn’t bear to watch a crew demolish her longtime neighbor’s home this month, so she went inside her own house in Woodbridge, New Jersey, where she has lived since John F. Kennedy was president.
Just over 18 months ago, there was a lot of concern expressed by Stuff readers, about the possible future of a cute little bach that had just come on the market in Teal Bay, Northland.
Goldman Sachs has released a report on the effects of climate change on cities across the world. The study explored the major changes that will transform the planet and highlighted several metropolises that will be at risk of flooding.
During Hurricane Harvey, thousands of properties behind two federally owned reservoirs flooded. On Tuesday, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled that the government was liable for the flooding and that property owners are eligible for damages.
BRUNSWICK, GA. A company has agreed to pay the state of Georgia $4 million for environmental cleanup of a former chemical plant.
Beaufort County staff says that a resort development planned for an undeveloped island shouldn’t be allowed under its definition of “ecotourism.”
A big hurricane one year, a “superstorm” the next. A Halloween blizzard. A multiyear drought. A broken snowfall record. Local floods. The hottest month ever. The coldest month ever. Savage tornadoes. Rising sea levels. Warming sea temperatures.
Picture captures the moment as hut slips its moorings in Seaton
Sian will keep a watchful eye over 13-wall keeping rare breed of sheep on North Ronaldsay beach.
Clues of a warmer, wetter future are already evident. “People will have to make a decision to retreat or adapt,” said West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator Scott Kelly. “I don’t see the city coming in and putting a seawall the length of West Palm Beach. Maybe where it’s public, but not on private property.”
People love the Golden State because of the coastline. There are all sorts of songs about the vibe California embodies — think “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, “Californication” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and “California Love” by 2Pac.
Cities will be on the frontlines of climate adaptation. Building up their resilience has the potential to drive one of the largest infrastructure build-outs in history and will likely require innovative sources of financing.
In a new sobering report on climate change, the state Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday suggested the impact of rising seas could be much more dramatic along the New Jersey coast than previously projected, and twice as severe as elsewhere on the globe.
It finally happened. Monroe County has admitted publicly what many have long known: local government will not be able to save all places and properties from losses due to rising seas.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), verified Palm Beach as a class 7 community meaning that residents who reside in flood areas can receive a 15% discount on their flood insurance premium.
NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University.
It’s been more than two years since Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys and flooded the streets with debris and water. While some residents moved away from the island chain after Irma, the majority decided to stay.
After two historic floods in less than two years, officials in Ellicott City, Maryland, are putting their hopes in a long-term rebuilding plan that officials say aims to balance recovery and resiliency with historic preservation.
A plan that would allow real estate developers to propose apartments, condos and townhomes in parts of St. Petersburg that could flood during storms is not consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan, the local planning agency has determined.
Its pristine beachfront rivals California, with massive investment in tourism creating new hotels and jobs.
Sea levels across the world are rising as the climate gets warmer and glaciers and ice sheets melt at an alarming rate. Global warming and the reality of climate change have serious implications on the real estate sector, specifically with regards to properties located near the coast.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee wants attorney Daniel Uhlfelder to stop talking about him on social media while courts litigate customary use.
Towns along the NSW coast from Bega to Tweed are facing dwindling water supplies as the drought saps usually reliable rivers and major dams drop at alarming rates. Water Minister Melinda Pavey has also written to councils across the state urging regions to stocktake their needs, particularly "areas unfamiliar with severe drought".
On Monday, the Florida Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee approved legislation to create a Statewide Office of Resiliency in the Governor’s office and create a Statewide Sea-Level Rise Task Force. SPB 7016 was the panel’s committee bill.
While scientists say global warming is to blame for wetter storms, no consensus exists for such a link to storm strength.
BURGAW — Commissioners reluctantly approved new floodplain maps in the Black River basin in western Pender County, adding 173 properties to the county’s flood zones.
Melbourne-based Mayfair 101 plans to plough millions into the sleepy Queensland town. While some residents welcome it, others are getting out while they can
AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will host three regional public hearings in Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley and Houston to seek input on the state's action plan detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $4,297,189,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist eligible communities with mitigation projects.
It was once the site of the largest explosives factory in the world and was where Sir Alfred Nobel first produced dynamite. At its peak the plant employed more than 13,000 workers.
ATLANTA (AP) — Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the southeast Atlantic coast.
Ilet a Brouee is a tiny sandbank island off the south coast of Haiti. It measures just 4,000 square metres in size. It is considered one of the most densely populated islands on earth.
PORTER — Three lakefront property owners in the town of Porter are renewing the fight over public access to Lake Michigan beaches.
SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis.
On Sunday, Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas' Great Abaco, with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts topping 200 mph. The National Hurricane Center called it "catastrophic" and predicted that a surge of water 18 to 23 feet above normally dry land would engulf the coast. Homes were plunged below water as howling tornado-like winds screamed for hours. And it didn't stop.
STEVENSVILLE — Mike Rutkowski has been in a struggle to preserve a longtime family home that’s been getting closer and closer to the waters of Lake Michigan the past couple of years.
The historic moment we are living in Puerto Rico justifies the importance of long term planning and the need to develop and implement an enduring islandwide design vision
The government of Ayeyawady Region has approved the test operation of a floating hotel on a luxury cruise ship near Aungmingalar Island of Chaungtha Beach.
Officials are increasingly recognizing that integrating nature into cities is an effective public health strategy to improve mental health. Doctors around the world now administer “green prescriptions” – where patients are encouraged to spend time in local nature spaces – based on hundreds of studies showing that time in nature can benefit people’s psychological well-being and increase social engagement.
Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Federal officials have demolished the facade of a hotel’s restaurant on the mainland of Isla Mujeres after the business failed to comply with a warning to open a public beach access point.
Miami faces a major threat from sea level rise. But there are parts of the city that don't flood, and that's becoming a selling point for real estate developers. Nadege Green of member station WLRN reports.
The First Appellate District Court of Appeals of California on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the public’s use of Martin’s Beach is a permissive right.
"I'm a real estate developer and this is a developer's dream,” spoke Lela Goren, a NYC-based developer and investor during a UN Habitat event as she looked over a scale model of Oceanix City—a floating city concept that could be deployed around the world.
This is the first in a series of brief observations following this year’s IAAPA show (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions). I’ve enjoyed going to IAAPA for more than twenty years.