What Causes Sea Level Rise? – NASA Space Place

Screenshot from NASA Space Kids video, "What Causes Sea Level Rise?" via Youtube.

People have been measuring local sea level at certain locations along the coasts for hundreds of years. And NASA has been measuring the global sea level for almost three decades. Over this time, scientists have observed that the global sea level has been rising. The ocean is about 7 to 8 inches higher now than it was a century ago. Why? Because Earth is getting warmer…

Where Seas are Rising at Alarming Speed – the Washington Post

Southeastern United States, after winter rains brought sediments from rivers flowing to the East of the Rockies into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast (captured by the VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA-20 satellite on December 18, 2023, courtesy of NASA/OB.DAAC).

One of the most rapid sea level surges on Earth is besieging the American South, forcing a reckoning for coastal communities across eight U.S. states…At more than a dozen tide gauges spanning from Texas to North Carolina, sea levels are at least 6 inches higher than they were in 2010 — a change similar to what occurred over the previous five decades…

Long Story Shorts: What Are Hybrid Species? – Hakai Institute

Screenshot from Hakai Institute video, Long Story Shorts: What Are Hybrid Species? via Youtube.

“While tales of centaurs, minotaurs, and other mythical hybrid animals have captured the human imagination for centuries, our planet harbors its own collection of extraordinary beings that blur the lines between species. Journey with us as we explore the wonderful world of real-life hybrid animals….”