Risk in Geotechnical Practice: Are Design Professionals Liable for Failing to Anticipate the Effects of Climate Change?…
Climate change is the result of rising greenhouse gasses from a century and a half of development and industrialization around the world. The inability of the global community to reduce greenhouse gas...

San Francisco Prepares for Sea-Level Rise on Several Fronts

Strengthening Connections
China’s Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge is the world’s longest sea crossing. It promotes connectivity in a fast-growing region, significantly cutting journey times in what is known as the Greater Bay Area....

Rethinking Barrier Island Restoration: Building a Resilient Louisiana Coast
Louisiana stands on the front lines of the United States’ fight against coastal erosion and land loss. A combination of rising sea levels, subsidence, wave action, human development, and sediment depravation...

Urban Areas Show Progress in Reducing Nutrient Loads to U.S. Coastal Waters, Study Says

A Moving Mystery
Along the southeastern edge of California’s Salton Sea, there are areas that contain geothermal mud pots and mud volcanoes—Geological features that may change shape, but never location. In 2016, a large,...

Restoration Through Reclamation
The people of the Netherlands have a long history of reclaiming land from the sea. In one of the lasted examples, the construction of an artificial archipelago represents a remarkable collaboration among...

Dried Lakes Do Tell Tales: Seismic Soil Amplification in Mexico City
Mexico City is a vibrant, urban metropolis — a living and breathing example of an "old layered city," where past civilizations coexisted with one another. Standing more than 2.2 km above sea level, surrounded...

Geotechnics of the Suez Canal Construction: 150 Years Old, but Nearly Four Millennia in the Making
Construction of the Suez Canal created one of the most important waterways in the world, connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Its construction from 1854 to 1869 created three cities, Port-Said, Ismailia,...

Stabilizing the Cliffs of Alcatraz Island: It My Be "The Rock," but it Still Needs Attention!
California's Alcatraz Island was described by some early explorers as an unusually lush rock sticking out of the sea. The rock on the island consists of shale and sandstone members of the late Mesozoic-aged...

A Sunken Submarine Full of Mercury: Safe, Controlled Construction of a Counter Fill for Seabed Slope Stabilization at about 155 to 177 Meters
On December 5, 1944, with World War II still raging and peace in Europe still six months away, the German submarine U-864 set out on her maiden voyage on a secret mission to deliver strategic war supplies...

NOAA Projects Rising Sea Levels along U.S. Coasts

A Simple Model to Predict Soil Resistance to Driving for Long Piles in Deepwater Normally Consolidated Clays
As the exploration and development for offshore oil and gas reserves moves into the deepwater environment of the continental slope, a good model is necessary to evaluate drivability of...

A vertical city anchored to the seabed in coastal waters and capable of supporting as many as 25,000 people without the aid of outside energy sources has been designed by Luca Curci Architects, based in Bari, Italy...

National Park Service Assesses Threat to Coastal Facilities from Sea Level Rise

Stantec Will Lead Arctic Ecosystem Study in Beaufort Sea

Located 3,000 m above sea level and overlooking a 500 m deep glacial gorge, Europe's highest suspension bridge opened late last year at Mount Titlis, near Engelberg, in the Swiss Alps...

The Sea Tree, proposed by the architecture firm Waterstudio.NL, of Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is a floating structure that can be anchored in the harbors of large cities or in rivers, lakes, and other offshore sites...

NewsBriefs: Artwork Shines Spotlight on Sea Level Rise (www.bbc.co.uk)

NewsBriefs: Understanding Sea Urchin Spines May Lead to Stronger Building Materials (BBC News)

 

 

 

 

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