sea level rise http://kalw.org en Holding back rising sea levels in the City of Alameda http://kalw.org/post/holding-back-rising-sea-levels-city-alameda <p></p><p></p><p><strong>The east side story</strong></p><p>I’m on the east side of Alameda Island, standing in mud in front of a storm drain that empties out into San Leandro Bay. There’s a stretch of homes right on the shoreline looking out at estuaries, the Oakland Airport, and Coliseum. The waterline isn’t quite at my feet right now, but in less than a century I’d likely be standing in water up to my shoulders.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Laura Flynn 47007 at http://kalw.org Holding back rising sea levels in the City of Alameda Landfill expansion pits Marin environmentalists against nation's largest waste company http://kalw.org/post/landfill-expansion-pits-marin-environmentalists-against-nations-largest-waste-company <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you drive north from San Francisco and through most of Marin County, you get to the town of </span>Novato<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Turn east from Highway 101 and you run into the San Pablo wetlands, now being restored after more than a century of infill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:25:10 +0000 Karina Ioffee 35147 at http://kalw.org Landfill expansion pits Marin environmentalists against nation's largest waste company Getting ready for rising seas in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/getting-ready-rising-seas-bay-area <p></p><p></p><p>In 1995, the movie Waterworld predicted catastrophic changes to the earth’s sea levels, and painted a picture of the chaos that resulted when the water rose and society collapsed.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie was a flop. But it got one thing right: scientists say melting glaciers are already contributing to rising sea levels, and that they’ll melt faster in the next century. Changes in the Bay Area—which has over a thousand miles of shoreline—could be dramatic.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 23:26:00 +0000 Aaron Mendelson 27640 at http://kalw.org Getting ready for rising seas in the Bay Area How will we adapt? Local documentarian takes on sea level rise http://kalw.org/post/how-will-we-adapt-local-documentarian-takes-sea-level-rise <p>One of the most imminent effects of climate change is sea level rise &ndash; especially in low-lying coastal areas like the San Francisco Bay. To documentarian <a href="http://claireschoenmedia.com" target="_blank">Claire Schoen</a>, this story isn&rsquo;t about the science of what&rsquo;s going to happen. That part is settled. She says the question is how we&rsquo;re going to adapt.</p><p>KALW&rsquo;s Ben Trefny sat down with Schoen to discuss her latest documentary about climate change, <a href="http://searise.org" target="_blank">RISE</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 8250 at http://kalw.org How will we adapt? Local documentarian takes on sea level rise