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Relatively modest temperature increases could leave up to three-quarters of some Asian megacities submerged, CityMetric reports.
More than 400 U. S. coastal communities are at risk of losing a battle with the ocean, The Toronto Star reports.
Rising sea levels and new technologies have spurred new interest in living on or under the ocean surface, the Financial Times reports.
One of the world’s most iconic cities could be completely submerged in 100 years, Global Post reports.
Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore are among the places exploring the viability of water-borne expansion, Deal Street Asia reports.
Egypt, Vietnam, Bangladesh and China are already losing land to the sea, Climate Network News reports.
Sea-level rise and coastal erosion are a big threat to Pakistan’s financial capital, The Third Pole reports.
A new report authored by climate scientists warns that New York City must act now to stave off devastating impacts from climate change, Climate Wire reports.
Encouraging beachfront development is raising tax revenue to fund a storm water project the Washington Post reports.
A $40 billion project aims to protect Jakarta from forces that could leave parts of the city submerged, Fast Company reports.
A two-year project that mapped India’s shoreline will help the nation protect cities such as Mumbai and Chennai from coastal erosion, according to SciDev. Net.
As urbanization and sea-level rise consume agricultural land, healthy food options are increasingly inaccessible to slum dwellers, Devex reports.
The biggest climate change-related danger to U. S. cities isn’t air pollution or wildfires. It’s rising tides that cause intermittent floods, CityLab reports.
Two flood-prone urban areas within Metro Manila have established command centers that vary considerably on staffing and resources, Next City reports.
A floating school designed for an aquatic neighborhood in Lagos can withstand storm surge and rising tides, the ArchiPanic blog reports.
The proposed expansion of lower Manhattan’s shoreline into the East River could fuel a real estate boom while protecting the borough from storm surge, Next City reports.
A steady stream of migrants into Dhaka adds to the risks that this already overcrowded city faces from rising seas, Kenneth R. Weiss writes in Foreign Policy.
A self-sufficient waterborne metropolis is being designed for China that would harness tidal energy and include factories and farms, Fast Company reports.