Coastal Care

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Category: Sea Level Rise

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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10 Beaches at risk of disappearing

10 Beaches at risk of disappearing

All over the world, beaches are in peril. Globally, climate change has seen sea levels rise about 8 inches since 1880. If we don’t make some sort of drastic change in our lifestyles, levels are projected to go up another one to four feet by 2100. Here’s what that means for our beloved beaches: erosion, cliff disintegration, flooding, saltwater infiltrating freshwater, and possibly, complete destruction.

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Sea level rise is already eroding home values, unbeknownst to their owners

Sea level rise is already eroding home values, unbeknownst to their owners

Three studies have found evidence that the threat of higher seas is also undermining coastal property values, as home buyers – particularly investors – begin the retreat to higher ground.

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When Salt Water Intrusion is Not Just a Threat But a Reality, Guyana

When Salt Water Intrusion is Not Just a Threat But a Reality, Guyana

Guyanese farmers have been reporting salt water intrusion for a number of years.

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