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Coastal property was once king. Fears of climate change are undermining its value

In a growing number of coastal communities, homes near the sea are appreciating more slowly than those inland. That’s bad news for people on the beach, good news for those farther away.

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Three-quarters of Venice underwater as city hit by worst flooding in a decade

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Three-quarters of the lagoon city of Venice was under water Monday. Venice frequently floods when high winds push in water from the lagoon, but Monday’s levels were exceptional. The peak level was the highest reached since December 2008, according to Venice statistics.

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Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh

Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study from The Ohio State University.

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“We are at war”: Expect almost 5 feet of sea level rise when planning for the future, leaders say

Building a road, a school, a bridge in Hampton Roads? Think about how long you want it to be around, and whether it might be underwater by then. That’s what regional planners recommend in light of sea levels projected to rise nearly 5 feet over the next century.

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NC beach homes and coast are ‘doomed’ and residents need to get out, scientist says

There’s a “disaster” approaching North Carolina’s coast, and it’s not a hurricane. It’s an increasingly encroaching sea, Orrin Pilkey says.

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Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

A new method for observing water within ice has revealed stored meltwater that may explain the complex flow behavior of some Greenland glaciers, an important component for predicting sea-level rise in a changing climate.

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Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world’s coldest place

A lot of what’s happening to sea level starts at the poles, where that ice is either liberated or sequestered … melted or frozen. NASA’s “Operation IceBridge” flies planes to Antarctica from South America to study how fast that continent’s ice is melting.

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Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

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Why sea level rise threatens more than just land

In the Southeast, we stand to lose precious wildlife and culture, too. According to the scientific journal Plos One, more than 13,000 archaeological sites across the Southeast will disappear, many of those historical, cultural and architectural treasures are found on refuges from North Carolina to Florida to Texas…

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