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Report: $100 Billion Needed for California Flood Control

April 3, 2013 | 10:22 am

Report: $100 Billion Needed for California Flood Control

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic flooding. More than $575 billion in development and $7 billion in farm output rests […]

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December 13, 2012 | 2:42 pm

Photos and Video: King Tides May Give a Glimpse of Bay Area’s Climate Change Future

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Want to know what the Bay Area coast will look like in years to come? Tides are rising to a their highest levels of the year Thursday and Friday. A rare juxtaposition of the sun and moon is pulling the water two or three feet above its normal levels, and has caused minor flooding around […]

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Are Silicon Valley Companies Prepared For a Flood?

December 5, 2012 | 3:36 pm

Are Silicon Valley Companies Prepared For a Flood?

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Trees have fallen, cars have skidded into power poles, and at different times over the past few days, both Muni and BART have shorted out. But climate scientists say that’s just a taste of what we can expect in the Bay Area as the planet heats up. With seas both warming and rising and storms […]

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How a Sandy-Type Storm Could Short-Circuit Silicon Valley

November 6, 2012 | 3:35 pm

How a Sandy-Type Storm Could Short-Circuit Silicon Valley

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First the good news: The Bay Area has plans in place for a storm as big and bad as Sandy. Now the bad news: Planning is about as far as it goes. We haven’t built new levees or seawalls, moved electrical equipment higher up, or relocated much of anything out of the flood plain. So […]

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