Stories tagged "sea level rise"

May 20, 2019

Louisiana Planning To Adapt to Sea Level Rise

A new plan entitled “Our Land and Water: A Regional Approach to Adaptation” released by the state of Louisiana last month takes a clear-eyed and direct approach to deal with what the state regards as an “existential threat” from climate change...

May 14, 2019

Sea level rise is having a big impact on coastal birds

When saltwater inundates coastal forests as sea levels rise, it kills salt-sensitive trees, leaving “ghost forests” of bare snags behind. A new study from North Carolina State University revealed that changes in vegetation as salt water moves further inland posed very...


South Florida’s contest for climate solutions

South Florida tops the list for most at-risk regions to climate change in the United States. Sea level rise means that an increasing amount of coastal properties are coming under threat and South Florida’s lawmakers are scrambling to find solutions, even holding...

April 23, 2019

Arctic Melting Increasing, As Are Costs Of Dealing With It

A team of scientists studying Greenland’s ice mass reviewed data going back as far as 1972 for the first time, which allowed them to look at longer trends, and learned that even though there might be more snow in some years, the glaciers (large ice masses on the...

March 27, 2019

Viking Sky Cruise Ship Runs Into Stormy Seas Off Coast of Norway

Over the weekend, a commercial cruise liner called the Viking Sky with nearly 14,000 passengers and crew on board had to be evacuated when stormy weather and rough seas off the coast of Norway caused the ship to rock dangerously and it nearly ran aground.  The ship...

March 8, 2019

Women Scientists Breaking Out at the Poles

The number of women researchers working in Antarctica is “skyrocketing” as particularly younger women are charging ahead there — 55% of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) members are now female, according to the Scientific Committee...

March 4, 2019

Saltwater intrusion a ticking time bomb for NC farms

As climate change is causing sea levels to rise, this salty water’s encroachment inland means that drinking water, native plant species, and agriculture are all coming under threat. The Washington Post reported that “rising seas, sinking earth and extreme...

January 23, 2019

Greenland’s Rapid Ice Melt Could Jeopardize Major Cities

Sea level rise caused by rapidly melting ice sheets in Greenland is now even more likely to adversely impact the most vulnerable coastal cities: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Osaka (Japan), Rio de Janeiro, and Miami, according to a news report in The Guardian.  A new study...