The British Coastlines are threatened by erosion by the North Sea. British people are debating what they can do to hold back the rising tide in their ever-shrinking island. Tilting geology and rising sea levels from global warming add to the problem. Salt marshes are also threatened by flood defenses, such as sea walls.
AP (Dec. 12, 2012) The Associated Press spent the day on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans with the US Army Corps of Engineers and was granted exclusive access to the only "mat sinking unit" in ... watch video
Newsy (May 10, 2016) A study revealed that at least five islands from the Solomon Islands have disappeared, attributing the sinking to climate change and trade winds.
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Reuters (Aug. 28, 2012) A thousand ants are being fitted with radio transmitters to help biologists in the north of England track their movement and communication habits. The scientists say the ants could provide valuable ... watch video
AP (Jan. 24, 2012) The Northern Lights lit up the skies above Scotland and northern England after the biggest solar storm in more than six years bombarded Earth with radiation. Video shot last weekend shows the effect ... watch video
AP (Feb. 14, 2014) The Eastern United States is recovering from the massive winter storm that tore from the Southeast through New England, leaving staggering snowfall totals power outages, and roads clogged with cars. ... watch video
Sep. 29, 2016 Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists report a new ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Forget the view of the Arctic as an icy desert devoid of life. The Arctic summer is buzzing with insects -- and here as everywhere else, plants rely on them for pollination. ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades. For the first time in around 40 years, scientists ... read more
Sep. 17, 2013 By the year 2100, global warming will have caused sea levels to rise by 1 to 3 meters. This will strongly affect islands, their flora, fauna and inhabitants. Scientists have studied the impact of ... read more
Sep. 26, 2012 A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in slowing the rate of climate change, ... read more