Scientists from School of Geology at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) monitor changes in ocean currents of the South Pacific to see if they could be affecting the erosion of one of Costa Rica’s most important tourist attractions in the the Zona Sur (Southern Zone),
As tsunami waves travel across ocean basins they are only inches high, but extend down to the ocean floor (unlike traditional waves which are only surface features). As the tsunami waves approaches the coast, the shallowing ocean floor pushes the water mass upwards.
The massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets that sit near Earth’s two poles are melting at an increasingly faster pace, a new study finds. The study, based on measurements covering nearly 20 years, suggests the melting ice sheets are becoming the dominant
An increasing number of coastal villagers are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters in Kiribati. Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to build sea walls to prevent sea water destroying villages and crops. If more funding is not forthcoming in the
A five-year government survey finds that China faces a worsening problem over the disappearance of sea islands caused by disorderly and crude exploitation. Reclamation, sand dredging, and bombing islands are some of the destructive human activities that have
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Summary for 2010, released yesterday, confirms the year was one of extremes for many parts of the country.Key points include: *The year, which began with El Nino conditions in the Pacific before rapidly
Beaches on the East Coast have been steadily eroding over the past 150 years, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report. During that time, scientists found erosion at 68 percent of the beaches in New England and the Mid-Atlantic, according to