Just Washed In
“As precious as gold … That was how then-president Hu Jintao described Caofeidian during his visit in 2006. It was pledged to be ‘the world’s first fully realised eco-city’ – yet 10 years and almost $100bn later, only a few thousand inhabitants have moved to this land reclaimed from the sea …”
A NOAA study looks at more than 60 years of coastal water level and local elevation data changes. Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”.
New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.
Venice – which is already fighting sea level rise – is a city which is extremely threatened by climate change. For the people who live there and the millions who visit every year, we have this message: Save the Climate, There is no Planet B.
Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him… A Guardian UK image gallery.
Located in the gulf of Guinea, Kribi has an estimated population of about 50,000 whose livelihoods depend on farming, fishing and tourism. However, rising sea levels and increased tides have eroded most of the once-sandy beach along Kribi. Now beaches are reduced to narrow muddy paths, the coastline has eroded from 50 to 100 metres since 1990.
Researchers appeared before an Australian Senate committee to review how federal and local governments have managed the reef, and found that the Reef is in the worse state it’s ever been in since records began. Researchers attributed the significant decline to coastal development as well as dredging and dumping sediment along the Queensland coast.
Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms.
The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are not ready for the increased flooding and stronger storms that are expected from climate change, scientists say in The National Research Council report, released today.
There’s something special about living next to the water, especially the ocean. That’s why property values rise when it’s a waterfront property or one with a water view. But this beautiful water view comes with a cost. Some built too close to the water’s edge are in danger of being swept out to sea as the coastline draws closer and closer.