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King tide photos capture Bay Area’s future sea level rise

By Victoria Schlesinger

Twice a year the sun and the moon’s combined gravitational pull create extremely high tides around the Bay Area called King Tides. February 18th is both the final day of this season’s King Tides, as well as a new initiative to photograph the high waterline by the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Reserve (NERR)...
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San Francisco tackles erosion, sea level rise on Ocean Beach

By Alison Hawkes
San Francisco tackles erosion, sea level rise on Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is one of San Francisco’s most uncertain recreational spots, its permanence in question as shifting sands and sea level rise threaten to change its dimensions, and even existence. City and federal officials are discussing whether to take a more proactive approach towards the sea, rather than let natural forces take their course....
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Building for sea level rise in the Bay Area

By Alison Hawkes

The Dutch have long had a fascination with Sausalito. Remember Diesel and the Dutch pop band’s 1981 top of the chart hit, Sausalito Summer Night? With “hot summer night in Sausalito, can’t stand the heat another mile” still on their minds, the Dutch have readied for global warming by modeling a neighborhood of “floating...
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