Sustainable Race Mile: Run/Walk at King Tide, December 10

Sustainable Race Mile will be at Fort Point on December 10, 2016. The one mile run/walk will be at king tide at 8am. Contemplate catastrophic sea level rise for the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. Breakfast and t-shirt for all participants. The Bay Area needs a miracle or a tidal gate to prevent hundreds

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Drought in Eastern Mediterranean Worst of Past 900 Years

A new NASA study finds that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries. Scientists reconstructed the Mediterranean’s drought history by studying tree rings as part of an effort to understand

Impact of climate change on food production could cause over 500000 extra deaths in 2050

By 2050, reduced fruit and vegetable intake could cause twice as many deaths as undernutrition * Three-quarters of all climate-related deaths due to changes in food production estimated to occur in China and India Climate change could kill more than 500000 adults in 2050 worldwide due to changes in diets and bodyweight from reduced crop

President Obama’s 21st Century Clean Transportation System

Smart, strategic integrated investments to help reduce carbon pollution, strengthen economy As President Obama has repeatedly said, “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” At the same time, the President has made clear that taking steps to reduce carbon pollution presents an enormous opportunity to strengthen the economy, drive innovation,

2015 Likely to Have Broken US Record for Vehicles Mile Traveled

By Todd Solomon, US DOT Last week, the Federal Highway Administration reported that, with the data from November now in, it looks pretty clear that 2015 was a record year for Vehicle Miles Traveled. By the end of November, U.S. drivers had racked up about 2.88 trillion vehicle miles traveled, with each of the first

2015 is Earth’s warmest year by widest margin on record

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880. During the final month, the December combined global land and ocean average surface temperature was the highest on record for any month in the 136-year record.   Global highlights: Calendar Year 2015

Sydney Climate Action Gets City Ready for Future Challenges

The City of Sydney’s new climate adaptation strategy outlines a plan of actions to safeguard Sydney against the threat of soaring temperatures, worsening storms and rising sea levels. The plan has been developed in collaboration with major science organisations, top businesses and the community, with an independent citizen’s panel offering community input and rating climate

Coastal Flood Warning in the San Francisco Bay Area

Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 7 AM PST Monday. High Surf Warning remains in effect until 4 AM PST Monday. Coastal flooding: is expected along the coast especially in the vicinity of Mill Valley, Sausalito, low spots along the Great Highway, Rio del Mar and the Pajaro Dunes community. Waves and surf: swells

Corps of Engineers approves flood control plan for San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO – The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat. Officials at the Corp’s San