A new study by NASA has indicated that climate change has accelerated the global sea level rise in the past few decades. The agency has projected that the global sea level rise can double by 2100.
Earth/Environment March 5, 2018
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
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
The Larsen C ice shelf, the fourth largest in Antarctica, finally broke off producing the iceberg A68 that now floats in the Weddell Sea. Will this cause sea level rise?
Earth/Environment July 12, 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
The iconic Southern California coastline of the United States may be in trouble according to researchers. A new study revealed that up to 67 percent of the Californian coastline could be eroded completely by 2100.
Earth/Environment March 28, 2017
The rate of ocean warming worldwide has nearly doubled since 1994 and is greater than early estimates, findings of a new study revealed. Why does rising water temperatures matter?
Earth/Environment March 14, 2017
The massive rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf just got even longer. What could this mean for the ice shelf as it gets closer to inevitable calving?
Earth/Environment January 22, 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
Rapidly rising seas resulting from melting glaciers as well as polar ice sheet nearly wiped out the Great Barrier Reef some 125,000 years earlier, according to University of Sydney researchers.
Earth/Environment January 9, 2017
An iceberg nearly the size of Delaware may break off from one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves, the Larsen C, early this year. Why are some scientists not alarmed?
Earth/Environment January 7, 2017
Temperatures of waters around Antarctica remained about the same despite climate change. Old seawater from great depths could explain why.
Earth/Environment May 31, 2016
A rapidly thinning glacier in Antarctica may have helped caused the world's sea level to increase in the past. Experts warn that if it were to happen again today, it could cause sea levels to increase at a higher rate.
Earth/Environment May 19, 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
What can possibly cause sea level rise in your area? NASA aims to answer that by launching a website dedicated to providing accurate sea level changes.
Earth/Environment April 5, 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
Climate scientists released the final version of their study, which sparked controversy in the scientific community last year. According to them, unless the current pace of fossil fuel use changes, the world is bound to experience an abrupt climate shift.
Earth/Environment March 23, 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
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
At current carbon emission rates, the Earth will suffer irreparable damage for tens of thousands of years, a new study warned. The authors urged policy makers to consider the longer-term effects of global warming.
Earth/Environment February 9, 2016
Researchers found that the melting rate of the Antarctic ice sheet may be influenced by gravity and variations in Earth's structure. The geophysical factors slow down melting and thus delay the retreat of Antarctic ice.
Animals November 10, 2015
Researchers found that sea level rise in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may reach up to three meters if current instability trends persist. Effects of irreversible ice melts would soon transpire in the entire world for centuries to come.
Animals November 7, 2015
New York, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney are just among the major cities worldwide that could drown with unrestrained burning of fossil fuels as carbon emissions result in the warming of global temperatures and rise in sea levels.
Animals September 12, 2015
Data from satellite measurements show that sea levels have increased by about three inches on average worldwide since 1992 suggesting that sea levels are rising more quickly than anticipated and faster than they did 50 years ago.
Animals August 27, 2015
Geologists have found that part of Washington D.C. may be at risk of submerging as geological processes continue to sink down its lands. The researchers compared the conditions of the past and present land layers to come up with their findings.
Earth/Environment July 30, 2015
Coastal areas in the U.S. are at far greater risk for serious flooding than previously believed. Traditional methods used by scientists to analyze storm surge and heavy rainfall underestimated the risks of flooding, especially when they occur together.
Animals July 28, 2015
Climate specialists performed simulations of paleoclimate and present climate conditions and came up with the theory that sea levels may rise by up to 10 feet.
Animals July 27, 2015
Rapid ice loss in Antarctica is causing concern among climatologists about an area once thought to be among the most stable on the continent. The damage is so great, it is changing the gravitational field of the Earth.
Earth/Environment May 23, 2015
Climate change is here and it’s going to change cities over time. New York, for one, will have to deal with a 6-foot increase in sea level by the end of the century, among others.
Earth/Environment February 21, 2015
The rate at which global sea level rises had been overestimated from the end of the 20th century until the 1990s. Now, the acceleration is significantly faster than previously believed.
Earth/Environment January 16, 2015
Changes in sea levels since 1993 are greater than any time in the last century, according to a new study. How severe is the problem?
Earth/Environment January 14, 2015
West Antarctica loses an amount of water weight equivalent to Mount Everest every two years and this could mean that sea level could rise by about by 3 feet in 2100.
Animals December 7, 2014
The Earth's sea level was fairly stable for most of the past 6,000 years but significant changes started to occur about 150 years ago, the period when humans started to excessively emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Earth/Environment October 16, 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
From worsening wildfires to rapid sea level rise, climate change has been posing a major threat to United States' most treasured historical sites in the past years, a group of scientists said. It's time to take steps to minimize risks and lessen the impact of such changes on these sites.
Earth/Environment May 22, 2014