Coastal Care

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Category: Sea Level Rise

Coastal N.C Counties Fighting Sea Level Rise Prediction

Coastal N.C Counties Fighting Sea Level Rise Prediction

State lawmakers are considering a measure that would limit how North Carolina prepares for sea-level rise, which many scientists consider one of the surest results of climate change.

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Homeowners allowed to grow size of temporary retaining walls

Homeowners allowed to grow size of temporary retaining walls

Owners of condominiums threatened by erosion in North Topsail Beach are going bigger to protect their property from the encroaching Atlantic Ocean.

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Climate Scientists Say They Have Solved Riddle of Rising Sea

Climate Scientists Say They Have Solved Riddle of Rising Sea

Massive extraction of groundwater can resolve a puzzle over a rise in sea levels in past decades, scientists said.

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How to Save Bangladesh?

How to Save Bangladesh?

Bangladesh sits at the end of the cone of the Bay of Bengal. The country is infamous for natural disasters. Most of the land is flat and just above sea level, every storm sweeps across the country without any obstacles, and tidal surges pound the coast. About 150 million people live here, and the population density is one of the highest in the world after places like Singapore and Hong Kong…

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In Rhode Island, Protecting a Shoreline and a Lifeline

In Rhode Island, Protecting a Shoreline and a Lifeline

Coastal erosion, a natural effect of Matunuck’s direct exposure to the elements in an area prone to sand-sucking northeasters, has shrunk parts of the once more than 100 feet beach, to less than a dozen feet during high tide…

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Past and future contribution of global groundwater depletion to sea-level rise

Past and future contribution of global groundwater depletion to sea-level rise

As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn’t just seep back into the ground, it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world’s oceans.

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First-of-its-kind study reveals surprising ecological effects of earthquake and tsunami

First-of-its-kind study reveals surprising ecological effects of earthquake and tsunami

The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster. Yet that’s exactly what researchers have found on the sandy beaches of south central Chile, after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami in 2010. Their study also revealed a preview of the problems wrought by sea level rise, a major symptom of climate change.

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