Collapse of the European ice sheet caused chaos
Jun 27, 2017
Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age. The big melt wreaked havoc across the European continent, driving home the original Brexit 10,000 years ago.
Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study
Jun 26, 2017
Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported ...
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
Jun 26, 2017
In the year 2100, 2 billion people - about one-fifth of the world's population - could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement ...
Could 'saline agriculture' be the future of coastal farming?
Jun 20, 2017
One of Europe's leading climate change experts detailed the extreme challenges facing farmers around the world at the latest in a series of industry briefings at the University of Lincoln, UK.
Rising sea levels will boost moderate floods in some areas, severe floods in others
Jun 07, 2017
Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some regions of the United States, ...
Marine reserves help mitigate against climate change, say scientists
Jun 05, 2017
An international team of scientists has concluded that "highly protected" marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change and suggests that these areas be expanded and better managed throughout the world.
Sea level rise may drive coastal nesting birds to extinction
Jun 01, 2017
Rising sea levels and more frequent flooding events may drive coastal nesting birds around the world to extinction, a team of international researchers say following their 20-year study of Eurasian oystercatchers.
Ominous and overlooked: Back-bay flooding plagues millions
May 30, 2017
Marty Mozzo gets a gorgeous show each night when the sun sets over wetlands near his property on the bay side of a barrier island.
NASA discovers a new mode of ice loss in Greenland
May 26, 2017
A new NASA study finds that during Greenland's hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the island's west coast didn't just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic ...
Researchers model differences in East Coast sea level rise
May 19, 2017
For years, scientists have been warning of a so-called "hot spot" of accelerated sea-level rise along the northeastern U.S. coast. But accurately modeling this acceleration as well as variations in sea-level rise from one ...