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
May 25, 2016 Black carbon aerosols are important for understanding climate change. Unfortunately, current simulation models consistently underestimate the amount of these aerosols in the ... read more
May 23, 2016 Tuna fishers who network with their competition may be able to stop thousands of sharks a year from being accidentally captured and killed in the Pacific Ocean, according to ... read more
May 24, 2016 Scientists have developed the Time Reverse Imaging Method to take real-time data from the ocean sensors and use that information to recreate what the tsunami looked like when it was born. Once ... read more
May 24, 2016 For the first time, two mathematicians have created a 3-D simulation of the mass transport capabilities of mode-2 waves. Such models will help define how mode-2 waves can carry materials that are ... read more
May 24, 2016 A report commissioned by the United Nations offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world's coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef. ... read more
May 24, 2016 Scientists report that they have found evidence of hardy, methane-producing microbes in water that surfaces from deep underground at The Cedars, a set of freshwater springs ... read more
Oct. 17, 2013 Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, parts of New York and New Jersey are still recovering from billions of dollars in flood damage. A geologist sees the possibility of damage from storms smaller ... 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