Rising Sea Levels

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The New Bucket List: NOAA’s Top Sites for Increased Nuisance Flooding

"Seawater on the streets.” One immediately knows that, notwithstanding the alliterative allure, something is not right. And when one is in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Alex Haley Scuplture Group is literally reading in the...more

The Real Developer Impact of Rising Sea Levels

Damage to coastal property and infrastructure from rising sea levels and increased storm surge is a threat that South Florida knows too well. According to a major new report released on June 24, 2014 by a coalition of senior...more

Will South Florida Soon be Under Water?

In South Florida, commercial real estate developers are increasingly planning projects with sea level rise in mind. Mitigating the current and future effects of rising seas is fast becoming a priority. But it's important that...more

Walking On Eggshell Skulls: Louisiana's Levees Take On The Oil And Gas Industry Over Coastal Land Degradation

Ground zero for climate change and rising sea levels in the United States is not a status to which any state aspires. ...more

Sea Level Rise Impact On Coastal Development Must Now Be Taken Into Account - (Australia)

After 35 days of hearing, the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has delivered its most significant climate change adaptation decision yet. Rainbow Shores P/L v Gympie Regional Council & Ors sets a new precedent for...more

Delaware’s Most Vulnerable County Abstains From Vote On Sea Level Rise Mitigation Options

In our continuing our discussion of the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee ("DSLRAC"), the efforts of the DSLRAC took an ironic - but perhaps predictable - turn when the delegate for the Delaware county likely to be...more

A Theory Of A Moveable Parcel Is Not The Legal Solution To Rising Sea Levels And Beach Front Ownership

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court weighed in on an ugly property rights case last Friday concerning some beautiful beachfront on Martha’s Vineyard. In White v. Hartigan, SJC 11072 (Feb. 8, 2013), the Court considered...more

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