Going Coastal

Posts Tagged ‘flooding’

Lack of beach sand buildup sparks flooding concerns

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm

The failure of some of Long Island’s ocean beaches to build up with sand this year has local officials and residents concerned that powerful winter storms could sweep beachfront houses out to sea and cause widespread flooding. Read the rest of this entry »

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A City by the Sea — or Under It?

In Dive In on March 25, 2008 at 1:40 am

Columbia University promises that its new campus in West Harlem will boast tree-lined blocks, new outdoor cafes and glass-walled buildings where arts and research will flourish. There’s one problem, though, according to Klaus Jacob, a special research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University: It could all be underwater. Read the rest of this entry »

Government Reports Warn Planners on Sea-Rise Threat to U.S. Coasts

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on March 12, 2008 at 11:36 pm

A rise in sea levels and other changes fueled by global warming threaten roads, rail lines, ports, airports and other important infrastructure, and policy makers and planners should be acting now to avoid or mitigate their effects, according to new government reports. Read the rest of this entry »