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Major San Francisco Bayfront Developments Advance Despite Sea Rise Warnings

Builders plan to invest more than $21 billion in offices and homes in flood-prone areas, where waters could climb 8 feet above today’s high tide by the end of this century

By Kevin Stark, Winifred Bird and Michael Stoll Like every body of water that opens onto a global ocean, San Francisco Bay is virtually guaranteed to rise several feet in coming decades, climate scientists say. But that has not deterred real estate…
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by: San Francisco Public Press – July 29, 2015

Groundwater Depletion Is Destabilizing the San Andreas Fault and Increasing Earthquake Risk

New Research also links seasonal water levels to seasonal patterns in seismicity

By Katherine Bourzac Depletion of groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley is having wide-ranging effects not just on the agricultural industry and the environment, but also on the very earth beneath our feet. Massive changes in groundwater levels in the southern Central…
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by: San Francisco Public Press – May 15, 2014


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