Renaming the airport doesn’t require a citywide vote. It can be done with a simple ordinance at the Board of Supervisors. In 1995, it was the board that changed Army Street to Cesar Chavez Street. A ballot initiative to reverse the change was rejected by voters later that year. So why is Supervisor David Campos insisting that voters weigh in on his proposal to change the...
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Sea-level rises could send floods driven by storm surges over London's Thames Barrier regularly by the end of the century, if nothing is done to bolster the UK's flood defences, scientists warned on Tuesday. But around the world sea level rises from melting ice alone are likely to be "in the tens of centimetres" rather than several metres by 2100, as some outlying estimates...
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Living in a coastal town or city with seawalls and docks on the waterfront, it can be difficult to notice sea level rise by increments each year. But effects of higher sea level are very clear…
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Hurricane Sandy’s massive flooding of New York in October sharpened attention on rising sea level and the need for key coastal areas to prepare for the future. But not everybody’s buying it. A significant portion of Republicans are outliers,...
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There is significant risk of London being hit by a devastating storm surge in the Thames estuary by 2100 that could breach existing flood defences and cause immense damage to the capital, a study of global sea-level rise has found.
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SAN MATEO COUNTY: Two people were rescued from an overturned boat in San Francisco Bay east of San Francisco International Airport on Friday afternoon, according to a South San Francisco fire official.
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He gave 'em hope – and now they want to give him an airport. Politicians, activists and elected officials crowded the City Hall steps on Friday to drum up support for renaming San Francisco International Airport after slain San Francisco supervisor and gay rights icon Harvey Milk. Adding Milk’s name to the airport – which would not require a rebranding of the airport’s...
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San Francisco lawmaker drops proposal to rename airport for Harvey Milk, eyes terminal instead
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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco International Airport is not going to be renamed after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, after all. Supervisor David Campos says he has abandoned the idea of putting a ballot measure on the city ballot asking voters to approve the name change he proposed in January. Campos says he made the decision after his proposal generated opposition from...
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China's sea level witnessed an average 2.9 mm annual rise from 1980 to 2012, leading to more marine disasters and losses, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Tuesday.
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