Coastal Care

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Category: Sea Level Rise

On Java’s Coast, A Natural Approach to Holding Back the Waters

On Java’s Coast, A Natural Approach to Holding Back the Waters

The Indonesian island of Java has lost 70 percent of the mangroves that once protected its coast from erosion and flooding. Now villagers are using natural wooden barriers to try to restore the mangrove forests and save their lands and homes from being washed away.

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Seagrass’ strong potential for curbing erosion

Seagrass’ strong potential for curbing erosion

A new study shows how seagrass can help to protect shorelines against erosion and help to mitigate damage from rising sea level, potentially providing useful guidance for seagrass restoration efforts.

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Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta

Indonesia plans to move its capital city from Jakarta, according to the country’s planning minister. Jakarta is home to more than 10 million people according to the United Nations, with an estimated 30 million in the greater metropolitan area. The nation is prone to flooding and is sinking at an alarming rate.

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Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

There are two primary causes of global mean sea level rise — added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers, and the expansion of sea water as it warms. The melting of Antarctica’s ice sheet is currently responsible for 20-25% of global sea level rise.

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Even Antarctica’s Coldest Region Is Starting to Melt

Even Antarctica’s Coldest Region Is Starting to Melt

East Antarctica is the coldest spot on earth, long thought to be untouched by warming. But now the glaciers and ice shelves in this frigid region are showing signs of melting, a development that portends dramatic rises in sea levels this century and beyond.

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High-tide flooding disrupts local economic activity

High-tide flooding disrupts local economic activity

Evaluation of observed sea level rise impacts to date has emphasized sea level extremes, such as those from tropical cyclones. Far less is known about the consequences of more frequent high-tide flooding. Empirical analysis of the disruption caused by high-tide floods, also called nuisance or sunny-day floods, is challenging due to the short duration of these floods and their impacts.

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Vecino de Bocagrande ‘surfea’ en plena calle inundada por lluvia

Vecino de Bocagrande ‘surfea’ en plena calle inundada por lluvia

“Our national government will invest 51 million us dollars to solve this with…. hard structures!”…

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Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall?

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall?

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call.

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US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows

US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows

Annapolis seeing sea rise at about twice the global rate. Flooding there foreshadows problems other coastal towns can expect.

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