Coastal Care

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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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Coastal armoring and disappearing beaches; By Gary Griggs

Coastal armoring and disappearing beaches; By Gary Griggs

Coastal erosion or retreat is a natural ongoing process that has only become a problem because people have built structures or infrastructure in areas exposed to wave attack and erosion. Beaches, dunes, bluffs and cliffs are all temporary features that will continue to be shaped by wave, wind and tidal forces as well as a rising sea level.

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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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Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030

Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030

The number of people harmed by floods will double worldwide by 2030, according to a new analysis. 147 million people will be hit by floods from rivers and coasts annually by the end of the decade, compared with 72 million people just 10 years ago.

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New model to improve accuracy of storm surge analysis

New model to improve accuracy of storm surge analysis

Accurately predicting how many people are at risk due to sea level rise and storm surges has always challenged scientists, but a new method is improving models that account for the impact of these natural occurrences.

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Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis?

Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis?

From sea level rise to habitat loss, the effects of the climate crisis are on the verge of making south Florida uninhabitable.

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North Pole soon to be ice free in summer

North Pole soon to be ice free in summer

The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporarily. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long. These are the results of a new research study involving 21 research institutes from around the world.

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Eurasian ice sheet collapse raised seas eight metres: study

Eurasian ice sheet collapse raised seas eight metres: study

Ice sheets melting or breaking away as global temperatures rise are subject to what climate scientists term temperature “tipping points”. Many researchers fear that the ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica will continue to melt even if warming is slowed as carbon emissions are cut.

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