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Transportation Planning Research Addresses Pre- and Post-Sandy Climate Change Adaptations

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast of the United States, leaving in its wake flattened dunes, chewed-up boardwalks, washed-out roads, twisted carnival rides, tangled power lines, sodden furniture and toppled cabanas. Scenes from…

Climate Change Adaptation Costs Set to Soar on the Railway

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive…

Sea-Level Rise Summit Coincides with South Florida Flooding

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level…

Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

March 17, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Much of the coast from Maine to Virginia is more likely to change than to simply drown in response to rising seas during the next 70 years or so, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study is based on a new computer model that captures…

FIU Launches Sea Level Solutions Center

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

MIAMI, Aug. 26, 2015—With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere. FIU ecologist Tiffany Troxler will serve as director. The center…

Engineering Next-Generation Resilient Infrastructure

May 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

Imagine a future world where roads absorb stormwater rather than allow it to run off directly into waterways; where cost-effective 3-D printed seawalls keep water from reaching commerce centers; where health care centers are integrated into impoverished communities…

Beyond California, Other Water Crises Loom

April 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

ROLLA, Mo., April 15, 2015—The water crisis in California may be the most severe and visible, but other threats to the nation’s water supply loom, says Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science…

PMC Takes Part in Inaugural California Adaptation Forum

August 26, 2014 - in Analysis, Announcement, Corporate, Planning

Sea level rise, increased risk of wild fires, temperature rise, and susceptibility to floods: These are just some of the challenges facing California that were addressed at the Inaugural California Adaptation Forum. PMC, a leading environmental, planning,…

For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

May 21, 2014 - in Emergency

Last week, scientists warned that a massive chunk of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet will eventually drift into the sea and melt, raising sea levels at least 10 feet higher than previous predictions. Even before the announcement, scientists at the nonprofit…

Climate Action Needs to Be Part of City Planning

April 6, 2014 - in Environment

From Durban, South Africa, to West Chester, Pennsylvania, local and municipal governments are trying to do their part to slow the advance of global climate change and adapt their communities to new climate realities, as laid out in the latest IPCC report by…