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Decades-Old Pollution is Being Unlocked by Sea Level Rise Into Chesapeake Bay

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Decades-Old Pollution is Being Unlocked by Sea Level Rise Into Chesapeake Bay

Source: Hakai Magazine/Roberta Kwok - January 12, 2018

In 2015, Kate Tully visited farms near the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. She was investigating whether sea level rise had caused brackish water more…

Where Will Millions Of People Go When They Are Displaced By Climate Change?

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Where Will Millions Of People Go When They Are Displaced By Climate Change?

Source: Phys.org/Tiffany Challe/Earth Institute/Columbia University - January 9, 2018

Barbuda, the sister island of Antigua, is a small, low-lying Caribbean island. Most of its 1,700 residents lived in Codrington, the central location for stores more…

Experts Find Flood Risk to the United States ‘Severely Underestimated’

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Experts Find Flood Risk to the United States ‘Severely Underestimated’

Source: BBC News/Victoria Gill - December 15, 2017

Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to "redraw" the flood map of the US.
Their work reveals 40 million Americans are at more…

Rising Sea Levels Will Threaten Archaeological and Historic Sites on US East Coast

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Rising Sea Levels Will Threaten Archaeological and Historic Sites on US East Coast

Source: Phys.org/Steve Hinnefeld/Indiana University - December 7, 2017

Rising sea levels resulting from climate change will threaten vast numbers of archaeological and historic sites near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern more…

New Research Shows Mangroves Lack the Genetic Diversity to Cope With Climate Change

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New Research Shows Mangroves Lack the Genetic Diversity to Cope With Climate Change

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jake Buehler - December 5, 2017

Mangroves support coastal ecosystems around the world. In the tropics and subtropics, they rim coastlines and estuaries in thick green bands, providing shelter for everything more…

Melting Antarctic Glacier Adding Most to Sea-Level Rise May be More Resilient to Climate Change Than We Thought

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Melting Antarctic Glacier Adding Most to Sea-Level Rise May be More Resilient to Climate Change Than We Thought

Source: BBC News/Jonathan Amos - November 24, 2017

The melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised.
New radar images more…

Scientists Find Mistake in Water Temperature Readings: Climate Change is Really Worse Than We Thought

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Scientists Find Mistake in Water Temperature Readings: Climate Change is Really Worse Than We Thought

Source: Independent/Andrew Griffin - October 27, 2017

Global warming might be far worse than we thought, according to a new study.

The research challenges the ways that researchers have worked out sea more…

The Fate of New York City Will be Determined by Sea Level Rise, Not Storm Surge

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The Fate of New York City Will be Determined by Sea Level Rise, Not Storm Surge

Source: Phys.org/Pennsylvania State University - October 26, 2017

Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may more…

The Ocean Can Rise in Sudden Bursts: Fossil Coral Reefs Show Sea Level Changes During Last Warming

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The Ocean Can Rise in Sudden Bursts: Fossil Coral Reefs Show Sea Level Changes During Last Warming

Source: Phys.org/Rice University - October 24, 2017

Scientists from Rice University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have discovered that Earth's sea level did not more…

For the First Time in Over 7,000 Years Warm Waters May Be Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves

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For the First Time in Over 7,000 Years Warm Waters May Be Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves

Source: The Conversation/Sev Kender - October 23, 2017

The vast expanse of the Antarctic is a region of the world particularly vulnerable to climate change, where ice loss has the potential to significantly more…