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Rising Reality

San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic John King explores the challenges posed by sea level rise in the Bay Area, from the perils facing San Francisco's crumbling Embarcadero to the struggles to revive marshes and the creation of a small city on Treasure Island....

Mud Shortage Eroding California’s Climate Defenses

OAKLAND, Calif. — As the birdwatchers of Arrowhead Marsh strain through binoculars for glimpses of California clapper rails, they could easily miss the warning signs of an obscure threat to the species’ survival....

With CO2 Boost, Marshes Can Rise to Meet Flood Risks

In the race to keep their verdure heads above rising seas, marshes that protect coastal regions from floods, storms and erosion harbor the botanical equivalents of nitro boosters: rapid growth fueled by climate-changing pollution....

Work to save San Francisco Bay only just begun

If you love the bay — and if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, chances are you do — you need to know: We have work to do. Rising seas, a warming climate and extreme weather threaten to damage our bay shores, flood our urban communities, harm wildlife, pollute...

A Roadmap for Wetlands

By the time this issue goes to print, you will hopefully have seen the new report, The Baylands and Climate Change: What We Can Do, released by the California State Coastal Conservancy. This notable report is an update to the 1999 Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals that...

Wetlands Can Help San Francisco Combat Sea Level Rise

American Society of Civil Engineers: WETLANDS CAN HELP SAN FRANCISCO COMBAT SEA LEVEL RISE. A report authored by 100 scientists and 21 management agencies recommends wetlands to mitigate the effects of sea level rise in the bays in the San Francisco...

Baylands and Climate Change: What Can We Do?

Planning for Sea Level Rise on San Francisco’s Bay Shoreline. A special program at the Exploratorium, hosted with the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Click here for...

The Baylands and Climate Change: What Can We Do?

Bay Area Scientists Urge Working With Nature to Protect SF Bayshore Communities from Rising Seas and Extreme Storms Wetlands Can Protect Communities while Providing Many Other Benefits PRESS RELEASE | MEDIA...