Coastal Care

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Category: Sea Level Rise

Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

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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Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town

Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town

Similar challenges are sprouting up along the coast, and the golden sands and beach properties that define the state at risk.

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Why sea level rise threatens more than just land

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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Hawai’i land impacted by sea level rise may be double previous estimates

Hawai’i land impacted by sea level rise may be double previous estimates

By including models of dynamical physical processes such as erosion and wave run-up, a team of researchers has determined that land area in Hawai’i vulnerable to future sea level rise may be double previous estimates.

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Dramatic videos capture the moment a massive iceberg breaks away from a glacier

Dramatic videos capture the moment a massive iceberg breaks away from a glacier

Scientists from New York University captured breathtaking video of a 4-mile-long iceberg breaking off Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland. While captivating, the researchers see the video as an alarming look at global sea-level rise.

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Scientists warned of rising sea levels in NC. Republican lawmakers shelved their recommendations.

Scientists warned of rising sea levels in NC. Republican lawmakers shelved their recommendations.

The state’s coastal plain, would not be in such grave danger if lawmakers had not rejected a study prepared by a panel of scientists and engineers, that predicted the sea level would rise 39 inches by 2100 because of climate change.

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North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels, so passed a law against it

North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels, so passed a law against it

In 2012, the state whose low-lying coast lies in the path of Hurricane Florence reacted to a prediction of catastrophically rising seas by banning policies based on such forecasts.

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Would iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse be underwater now if it wasn’t moved 20 years ago?

Would iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse be underwater now if it wasn’t moved 20 years ago?

When experts decided in 1999 that the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse had to be moved to survive, Dare County officials sued to stop the risky relocation. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the colossal effort… has the encroaching Atlantic finally reached the spot where the lighthouse once stood?

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As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

Mumbai and other fast-growing coastal megacities in Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related flooding. Twenty-one of the world’s 31 megacities hug a coastline, 13 of which are in Asia. These cities of 10 million or more often drive their national economies and are home to both rich and poor.

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