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Solar Power in the Maldives

With hardly any land more than 8 feet above sea level, thus particularly vulnerable should seas rise several feet by the end of the century, the Maldives stands at the front line of climate change, and has announced plans to green its energy sector and pledged under the Copenhagen Accord to become carbon neutral by 2020.

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Sea level rise in Norway in the 21st century

The tables show estimated values for sea level rise, land rise and flooding for the years 2050 and 2100.

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How sand mining mafia is plundering beaches and creeks

The entire coastal region in India, especially the west coast, will be denuded of natural sand, if the sector is not regulated. Most of Maharashtra’s beaches will resemble lunar surfaces, with the sand mined completely, leaving only a rocky shore.

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Louisiana Curtails Coastal Plan

Officials are temporarily scaling back their ambitions for a massive sand berms program that was designed to block oil from hitting coastal marshes but that continues to draw federal opposition.

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Lagos Expansion Into Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria

By 2016, Lagos will get a new city to be built on nine million square metres of reclaimed land about 2.4 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

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Oil industry has yet to adopt lessons of BP spill

Response to the incident needs to go beyond deep-water drilling.

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Global Groundwater Depletion Leads to Sea Level Rise

Scientists have conducted a global assessment on the current large-scale abstraction of groundwater worldwide, and the effect of groundwater depletion on sea level rise, with remarkable results.

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New York Seas to Rise Twice as Much as Rest of U.S.

Sea levels around New York City and much of the U.S. Northeast will rise twice as much as in other parts of the United States this century, according to new climate models.

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Copenhagen Accord Loopholes and Risks to the “Rainforests of the Sea”

A global temperature increase of up to 4.2 º C and the end of coral reefs, the “Rainforests of the Sea,” could become reality by 2100 if national targets are not revised in the Copenhagen Accord.

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