Building Bigger Walls in San Francisco Bay to Hold Back Rising Waters

Spurred by a recent change in federal flood zone maps and a desire to prepare for rising seas, Foster City is in the process of raising its levees.

Rising Seas Threaten Tens of Millions More People with Inundation, Study Says. Even That May Underestimate the Impact

The Climate Central study did not account for relative sea-level rise. It assumed that land elevations remained constant. In the dynamic world, that is not the case.

Virginia Officials Recognize Groundwater Pumping Allows Sea To Rush In

Reversing aquifer decline will test state oversight and local…

Climate Change Will Cripple Coastal Septic Systems

Backyard units need to adapt to changing environmental conditions. By…

Challenged By Drought, Fire, Earthquake, and Flood, California Departs On New Path

In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving "net zero" energy use are top priorities.

What Is the IPCC Telling Policymakers About Climate Change and Water?

Oceans are rising faster and becoming more acidic, snowpack is…

U.S. Groundwater Losses Between 1900-2008: Enough To Fill Lake Erie Twice

Groundwater depletion in the United States has accelerated over the last decade, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, contributing to both localized problems and global issues, like sea level rise.

The Stream, April 17: Vietnam Farms and Dams Compete for Water Amid Drought

Water-Food-Energy A drought in Vietnam has uncovered tensions…

Peter Gleick: (Mis)Understanding Sea-Level Rise (SLR) and Climate Impacts

One of the most important and threatening risks of climate change is sea-level rise (SLR).

The Stream, December 26: China’s Big Desalination Plans

China has revealed plans to boost its desalination capacity to…

The Stream, October 5: Drought Compounds Humanitarian Crisis in Sahel

Oxfam has urged the World Bank to stop its support of large-scale…

The Stream, September 11: Great Lakes Week and Reframing the Climate Debate

Great Lakes Week Great Lakes Week 2012 kicked off yesterday…