Researchers gathered 25 years of satellite data and observed that sea levels will increase by almost two feet at the end of the century. They say the accelerating sea level rise is due to ocean warming and melting ice sheets.
Earth/Environment February 13, 2018
The bottom of the ocean is sinking, warping and deforming because of added water weight from melting glaciers. What does this say about estimated extent of sea level rise?
Earth/Environment January 8, 2018
If the rise in sea levels don’t slow down, thousands of historical sites in the country could be at risk of being wiped out. In such a scenario, Southeastern United States is expected to bear much of the burden.
Earth/Environment December 2, 2017
Melting of ice sheets and glaciers in Greenland is a major source in the increase of rising sea levels worldwide, a new study revealed. Scientists believe such findings act as a warning for coastal cities threatened by flooding.
Earth/Environment June 27, 2017
A study revealed that the rise in sea level is comparatively greater in California than anywhere else in the world. Scientists predicted that by 2100, the state could face a rise in sea levels by as much as 10 feet.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2017
A new study warned about the erosion of Southern California beaches by 2100. What do these findings say about the future of the iconic beaches and current rising sea levels brought on by climate change?
Earth/Environment March 29, 2017
A new study raised worry over finding that the last time ocean temperatures were this warm, or 125,000 years ago, sea levels were up to 30 feet higher than they currently are.
Earth/Environment January 20, 2017
Sea levels are on the rise and researchers have found that short-lived compounds in the atmosphere like methane have a hand in influencing the event for centuries.
Earth/Environment January 10, 2017
A long-running rift in Larsen C ice shelf suddenly grew in December, becoming almost as huge as Delaware and now poised to break off from Antarctica anytime soon.
Earth/Environment January 7, 2017
New research suggests that the variations of the Antarctic sea ice are part of a natural pattern. The study shows that the change in the sea ice could be due to natural causes, and not influenced by climate change.
Earth/Environment November 26, 2016
A native village in Alaska by the sea has decided to relocate amid the threat of rising sea levels, officials announced Wednesday. However, such decisions to relocate face lack of federal funding, reports say.
Earth/Environment August 19, 2016
The NOAA has released its State of the Climate report, which combines the observations of 450 scientists on various climate factors. The document shows the record highs set for global temperatures, sea level and greenhouse gases in 2015.
Earth/Environment August 4, 2016
New Orleans and areas surrounding it are sinking, according to a new study conducted by NASA. If the subsidence continues, millions of Americans will lose their homes.
Earth/Environment May 19, 2016
A new report by Australian scientists suggests that human-induced climate change may be to blame as to why rising sea levels 'swallowed' five of the hundreds of Solomon Islands. The study is the first of its kind.
Earth/Environment May 10, 2016
The Silicon Valley properties of Facebook and Google face severe risks from the rising sea water level, according to scientific forecasts, leaving the companies in grave contemplation to secure their threatened premises.
Earth/Environment April 25, 2016
Small islands are at risk of facing freshwater scarcity and drying out in the future, a new study has found. Researchers found that global climate models underestimated the effects of climate change on these tiny islands.
Earth/Environment April 12, 2016
A new study revealed that previous climate models may have underestimated the potential sea level rise over the next 100 years. Researchers also said accurate predictions would spell disaster for coastal cities.
Earth/Environment March 31, 2016
About 13 million Americans may be exposed to the effects of flooding by the year 2100 according to a new study that used futuristic population and sea level rise models. The findings may help policymakers develop adaptation strategies early before it becomes too late.
Earth/Environment March 14, 2016
Drastic changes in the climate during the latter part of the Cretaceous Period led to the demise of an ancient marine reptile known as the ichthyosaur. The rise in sea levels and global temperatures left the creature vulnerable to significant developments in its environment.
Earth/Environment March 9, 2016
Greenland’s icy surface is getting darker and absorbing more solar radiation, a new study revealed. It’s a cycle: a darker surface allows more snowpack to melt, which could bring more dirt to accumulate on the surface and even contribute to rising sea levels.
Earth/Environment March 4, 2016
The fastest global sea level increase over the past 3,000 years occurred during the 20th century. According to a new study, water levels in the world's seas have risen by as much as 5.5 inches over the years.
Earth/Environment February 23, 2016
Glaciers and ice sheets are rapidly melting, causing sea levels to elevate, but not fast enough. A new study revealed that the hot, parched Earth is slowing down the rates of sea level rise.
Earth/Environment February 16, 2016
Is it possible for future humans to develop webbed feet and translucent eyelids or even lose all of our teeth? Climate change may be a factor as a paleoanthropologist in the United Kingdom says that given the right conditions, these things are theoretically feasible.
Earth/Environment January 14, 2016
Harvard University researchers has found that the Earth's rotation on its axis has slowed during the past 100 years as a result of climate change. The melting of glaciers in the planet's poles has caused the weight of bodies of water to shift and, in turn, force the Earth to slightly wobble on its axis as well.
Earth/Environment December 12, 2015
A new research found that sea level rise due to melting Antarctic ice caps will rise in 2100 but not as high as previously thought. Researchers predict that sea levels will rise by 10 cm at most in a century.
Animals November 19, 2015
The melting of glaciers may have reached a tipping point affecting all of the West Antarctic ice sheet, study finds. There is sufficient ice there to raise sea levels around the world by 10 feet, researchers say.
November 4, 2015
Researchers found that several U.S. cities are at risk of becoming submerged in water because of the impact of global warming on the rise and fall of sea levels. Miami and New Orleans are two such cities mentioned in the report.
Animals October 15, 2015
At the rate the sea levels are rising, scientists predict that several cities in the U.S. will be below sea level by 2100. They urge other countries to cut down their carbon footprint to prevent a spike in sea level elevation that could rob millions of homes and lives.
Earth/Environment October 13, 2015
Google is getting serious about climate change, makes a change in Google Maps showing what L.A. would look like underwater.
Society September 14, 2015
Global glaciers are losing ice at the fastest rate seen in 120 years of record-keeping, researchers say. The loss is likely to continue even if temperatures stop rising and stabilize, they warn.
Earth/Environment August 5, 2015
New projections put sea level rise higher than previous estimates, researchers say. As global warming melts the world's ice, coastal cities could be at risk, they say.
Earth/Environment July 22, 2015
According to researchers, heavy rains are bad news as they contribute to faster ice melts in the Arctic, consequently hastening the rise of sea levels.
Earth/Environment July 16, 2015
Sea levels around the world could rise by 20 feet due to global warming, a new study suggests. Researchers show it has happened before.
Earth/Environment July 13, 2015
Scientists say periods in the Earth's past when it was as warm as it's become today led to significant sea level rises. The melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets were the biggest drivers of the increases, they say.
Earth/Environment July 9, 2015
A huge floating Antarctic ice shelf is nearing collapse and could disappear within a few years. The likely result may be an increase in the rise of sea levels around the world, researchers say.
Animals May 18, 2015
A recent study refutes previous findings that the rise of sea levels around the globe had been slowing down. The new findings, based on satellite data, show that the rate has been increasing over the last 20 years.
Earth/Environment May 11, 2015
Satellite data confirms almost two decades of accelerating ice loss from ice sheets around Antarctica. Some could disappear entirely within a century.
Animals March 27, 2015
Long-lasting increase in sea levels on the Eastern Seaboard tied to ocean and climate changes. Spike in levels caused flooding in many areas, researchers report.
Animals February 25, 2015
Researchers have been able to quantify the way the Greenland Ice Sheet reacted to warmer temperatures in the past. The melting of ice may hold clues for future sea-level rise.
Earth/Environment February 25, 2015
Report predicts a wet, overheated and possibly flooded future for New York City. Climate panel predicts hotter temperatures, extreme rainfall and rising sea levels in coming decades.
Earth/Environment February 19, 2015
Two lakes have disappeared from beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. What makes this region so important to the global environment?
Earth/Environment January 21, 2015
To say the Greenland ice sheet is big is an understatement. With its size proportional to its potential as a contributor to meltwater, it's natural for the ice sheet to be a cause for concern.
Earth/Environment January 14, 2015
Massive increase in the amount, rate of melting of Antarctic ice confirmed in new study. Result could be dangerous rises in global sea levels, researchers say.
Earth/Environment December 3, 2014
A scientific report reveals intense and severe flooding could be experienced in the U.S. 15 to 30 years from now. Find out if your city is at risk.
Animals October 8, 2014
Global climate change could be causing waters around Antarctica to rise faster than the global norm, according to satellite data.
Earth/Environment September 2, 2014