Articles tagged "rising sea level"

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Rising sea level will displace a substantial fraction of the human population

Globally, sea level is now rising at a rate of about a foot a century and the rate appears to be accelerating. Experts say the human emissions of greenhouse gases that may make a huge increase of sea level inevitable, are expected to occur in just the next few

January 29, 2013

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New study maps glacier mass change in the Himalayas

Glacial  reservoirs are among largest  freshwater deposits on Earth. About 1% of global sea level rise is caused by melting - that's about 3-4% of the total  global glaciers and ice caps. However, researchers don't have enough data considering regional behaviour

August 23, 2012

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Saltwater coming upstream into the Mississippi river, US

Salt water is threatening drinking water in the New Orleans area. Due to low water levels in the Mississippi River, salt water has been moving far upriver and was at the outskirts of New Orleans by August 15, reaching about 145 km (89 miles) north of the mouth of

August 17, 2012

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Almost vanished Poplar Island is slowly reappearing

The crust under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking, while sea levels are rising. Made of clay and silt, the islands erode quickly, and many have disappeared altogether. Small islands were once a nesting  habitat for water birds and turtles, while the larger islands

June 30, 2012

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Australia evaluates sea level threats

Australia’s major cities are all coastal. Confirmed sea level rises, combined with ongoing severe coastal erosion, have been worrying people for the last decade. It’s now looking like the famous Australian beachside lifestyle is riding on the tides.The problem

June 05, 2011

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Two small islands have sunk into the sea between India and Sri Lanka

Two small islands in South Asia's first marine biosphere reserve have sunk into the sea primarily as a result of coral reef mining. The islets were in a group in the Gulf of Mannar, between India and Sri Lanka.The Indo-Pacific region is considered to contain some of

May 16, 2011

rise of sea levels is the greatest lie ever told

New York 'at risk' as seas rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in 2007 that sea levels would rise at least 28cm (1ft) by the year 2100. But this is a global average;

April 10, 2011

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Polar ice is melting more faster than predicted

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

March 10, 2011

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Rising waters in Kiribati threatening villages

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

March 09, 2011

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The rise in sea level of the Mediterranean is accelerating

"The sea level in the Mediterranean has risen by between 1 and 1.5 millimetres each year since 1943, but this does not seem set to continue, because it now seems that the speed at which it rises is accelerating", Manuel Vargas Yáñez, main author of the book Cambio

February 27, 2011