Monthly Archives November 2008

California ordered to prepare for sea-level rise

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels from global warming, a startling prospect for the most populous U.S. state with a Pacific Ocean coastline stretching more than 800 miles (1,290 km). Recorded sea levels rose 7 inches (18 cm) during the 20th century in San Francisco, […]

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An ailing island in the sun

By Dev Nadkarni As the jet turns in crisp blue equatorial skies on its approach to Kiribati’s capital, Tarawa, the vulnerability of the ribbon of atolls unfolds. It is possible to watch the tide batter the fraying edges of the 30-odd km stretch of little atolls which make up Tarawa – never more than a […]

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