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Sea Rise Will Bring Severe Floods to Silicon Valley's Eastern Edge

Sea Rise Will Bring Severe Floods to Silicon Valley's Eastern Edge

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

Northern California residents, many from low-income and minority communities, will bear the brunt of sea level rise, with San Mateo County as the hardest hit in the Bay Area.
Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change

Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change

California Health Report/New America Media , News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

A common misconception is that elders don’t care about climate change. But gerontologist and grandfather Mick Smyer is among those proving this to be wrong.
Sentences Drastically Reduced for Ex-Cops Found Guilty in Katrina Bridge

Sentences Drastically Reduced for Ex-Cops Found Guilty in Katrina Bridge

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2016

Nearly 11 years after they gunned down unarmed civilians on a bridge in eastern New Orleans less than a week after Hurricane Katrina, five former cops awaiting new trials in the shooting that left two civilians dead and four others wounded accepted plea deals and had their sentences drastically reduced.
El Niño To Bring Heavy Rains, Snow to Drought Stricken California

El Niño To Bring Heavy Rains, Snow to Drought Stricken California

Asian Journal, News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Dec 01, 2015

One of the most powerful El Niño storms on record is gathering strength in California, and is likely to bring heavy rains to key areas.
Revealing the Impact of Climate Change on African-Americans

Revealing the Impact of Climate Change on African-Americans

Washington Informer, News Feature, Staff, Posted: Nov 30, 2015

Climate change is of paramount importance, and it goes beyond religion, and goes beyond our individual organizations.
Katrina Pain Index 10 Years Later: Who Was Left Behind

Katrina Pain Index 10 Years Later: Who Was Left Behind

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Bill Quigley, Posted: Jul 30, 2015

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left behind in New Orleans.

Sections of New, Best-Ever Levee System in New Orleans Are Sinking

The Lens, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

The new $14.5 billion levee system encircling New Orleans includes some of the latest engineering advances and has been deemed the city’s best ever. And it's sinking.

How an Island-City Plans to Hold Back Rising Seas

KALW/New America Media, News Feature, Laura Flynn, Posted: Jul 25, 2014

Alameda Island residents say local officials' plans to address rising seas don't go far enough to protect people and property over the long term.

Damage to Infrastructure from Sea Rise Will Disrupt Lives, Economy

KTSF-TV Ch 26/New America Media, Video, Jessie Liang, Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Sea rise threatens vital Bay Area infrastructure such as airports, seaports, roads, and water treatment plants near the water.

‘Under Water’: Calif.’s San Mateo County Takes Economic Hit from Sea Rise

Telemundo 48/New America Media, News Report, Pilar Nino, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 28, 2014

About 90,000 people and $21 billion in property in San Mateo County are at risk of flooding, and homeowners fear an increase in flood insurance premiums.

'Under Water': Bay Area Latinos, Minorities Most Vulnerable to Sea Rise

Telemundo 48/New America Media, News Report, Pilar Nino, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 27, 2014

Sea level rise affects more immigrant and minority communities than whites in the Bay Area, according to a new analysis.

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Surging Seas is a multimedia, collaborative reporting project involving six Bay Area ethnic and community media on the local impacts of sea level rise.


Project partners include New America Media, Sing Tao Daily, Telemundo, KALW-FM, Oakland Local, Richmond Pulse, and KTSF- Ch 26, Climate Central, Stamen Design, and Investigative Reporters and Editors.


This project was made possible through support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Mize Family Foundation, Electronic Roadrunner Foundation, and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.