Miami Condo Collapse Raises Concerns of Flooding, Sea-Level Rise

Miami Condo Collapse Raises Concerns of Flooding, Sea-Level Rise

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A condo collapse in Miami is prompting new conversations about the threats rising sea levels and flooding present to the nation’s infrastructure. Experts say that it’s too early to determine whether or not climate change contributed to the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers. But they also warn that as sea levels rise […]

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Sea-Levels Rising Faster Than Anticipated

Sea-Levels Rising Faster Than Anticipated

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The seas are rising, and they’re inching upward much faster than anticipated. According to a new study published in the journal Ocean Science, climate change is causing the ocean to rise even quicker than the most pessimistic prior forecasts.  This research finds that just a 0.5 degree Celsius increase […]

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Interview of the Week: Author Jeffrey Peterson

Interview of the Week: Author Jeffrey Peterson

Jeffrey Peterson has more than 40 years of experience in environmental policy both on the Hill and at EPA.  He recently wrote a book entitled “A New Coast” about the need for policies to respond to devastating storms and rising seas. ODP:  What motivated you to write about coastal adaptation after your long career in […]

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