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Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 meters per day

Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 meters per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 meters per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.

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As California beaches reopen, seawall construction becomes legislative battleground

As California beaches reopen, seawall construction becomes legislative battleground

In a move this month that outraged environmentalists and caught coastal regulators off guard, a Republican senator pushed forward legislation that would revise a key section in the state’s landmark Coastal Act and allow homeowners in San Diego and Orange counties to build seawalls by right.

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Put ‘super beachfront’ lots off limit

Put ‘super beachfront’ lots off limit

Super beachfront lots, many platted in the 1940s and ’50s, are properties that were reclaimed by the ocean but have since re-emerged, thanks to taxpayer-funded beach renourishment.

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Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, Rutgers research reaffirms

Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, Rutgers research reaffirms

New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth’s orbit. The paper reconstructed the history of sea levels and glaciation since the age of the dinosaurs ended.

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Editorial: Oppose barrier island development, South Carolina

Editorial: Oppose barrier island development, South Carolina

A $100 million project for a high-end resort on Bay Point Island didn’t meet Beaufort County’s definition of “ecotourism” in December. But now they do.

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Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say

Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say

Sea-level rise is faster than previously believed and could exceed 1 metre by the end of the century unless global emissions are reduced, according to a survey of more than 100 specialists.

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New report: coastal adaptation against sea level rise makes economic sense

New report: coastal adaptation against sea level rise makes economic sense

A new study underlines that coastal adaptation measures can protect Europe’s communities from coastal flooding while also being economically efficient.

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Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters?

Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters?

Officials in Charleston, South Carolina have endorsed a $2 billion plan to wall off the historic downtown from rising seas and surging storms. It is the latest in a growing number of extravagantly expensive seawalls and barriers being proposed to defend U.S. coastal cities.

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As sea levels rise, will drinking water supplies be at risk?

As sea levels rise, will drinking water supplies be at risk?

The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It’s a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows.

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