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
Aug. 30, 2016 Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 percent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Researchers have used 'environmental DNA' to determine the biodiversity of a river. Previously, this involved collecting and identifying all the organisms living in it. Using ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 A recent discovery in the study of landslides, using annular shear cell measurements of granular flows, confirms that two flow regimes -- an 'elastic regime' and an 'inertial regime' ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 The sun's impact on our planet's climate has recently been a hotly debated topic in the context of climate change. The controversy around this issue has led scientists across Europe to dig deeper ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 In the future, the breeding of the climate-friendly cow can be sped up by using genetic information. A recent study identifies areas in the cow’s genotype which are linked ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region by accounting ... 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