Rising Tide 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 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