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BBC Two - Coast

The Coast team take a fascinating journey around the shores of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today.

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New Orleans could be wiped off the map later this century

Most of the city is already below sea level, protected by an unreliable system of levees.<p>Flood risk will grow more severe as rising sea levels and sinking coastal land produce a local increase of at least four feet by the end of the century. And then there's the inevitable increase in major storm …

Climate Change

Growing climate change threat to Britain's historic coastline

The National Trust warns dozens of the country’s favourite coastal beauty spots are under threat from the rising seas<p>Hundreds of miles of British coastline – so long the symbol of this nation’s island story – are collapsing through worsening erosion.<p>Dozens of the country’s favourite coastal beauty …

Climate Change

Puerto Rico Politicians Worried Erosion Will Scare Off Tourists

Legislators in Puerto Rico are investigating coastal erosion across the U.S. territory and its impact on tourism.<p>The island’s Senate said in a …

Puerto Rico

Climate Change Will Cause Increased Flooding In Coastal Cities

As the world warms, more and more coastlines are under threat from flooding. Melting ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, along with warming ocean waters, are already producing noticeable rises in sea levels. That much is uncontroversial among scientists, and sea-level rise is a major worry for …

Climate Change

Another Giant Garbage Patch Found in the Atlantic Ocean

1/5<p>Atlantic-Garbage-Patch-1<p>If you thought the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was a nightmare, things just got worse -- it has a twin. As Plastiki makes …

Atlantic Ocean

U.S. East Coast Cities Face Frequent Flooding Due to Climate Change

Cities on America’s East Coast could see triple the number of tidal floods by 2030 as sea levels rise.<p>Dozens of America’s East Coast cities face increasingly routine tidal flooding under climate change, researchers said on Wednesday.<p>Miami—where the denizens of South Beach are used to sloshing …

Landforms of Coastal Erosion

Coastal erosion exposes Britain's WWII defences

Coastal erosion along the south coast is exposing stretches of Britain's WWII defences, presenting historians with a unique insight into the physical remains of Britain’s wartime past<p>They were the country’s last line of defence against Nazi invasion, a complex network of metal poles, barbed wire, …

Hawaii's Coastal Erosion Predicted To Double By 2050, New Study Says

If you think there's not much beach space left in Waikiki right now, chances are it's going to be a lot worse in 35 years.<p>Scientists at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST) studied data from 10 retreating beaches on Oahu, Maui and Kauai islands and …

Homes evacuated as England's east coast braces for floods

Forecasters warn of worst tidal surge in decades as severe flood warnings are issued for parts of North Sea coast<p>Homes along the east coast of England are being evacuated as high tides and strong winds threaten to swamp the coastline in what could be the worst tidal surge for more than 60 years.<p>The …

Coastal flooding threatens entire Welsh coast

University students moved from Aberystwyth promenade homes as officials set up evacuation support centres for residents<p>Residents, hoteliers and business people along the whole of the Welsh coast have been told to prepare for coastal flooding on Saturday as high tides coincide with gale force winds …

Holderness: Sustainable Coastal Management (Preview)

GCSE Geography Revision - Coastal Management

Hard & Soft Engineering (coastal management)

Study reveals how the wealthy stay that way

It has been claimed the growing gap between the haves and have-nots is detrimental to the economy overall, but a new study suggests it's not the gap …

Warren Buffett nailed why poverty in America 'does not make sense.'

While describing the high level of poverty in the U.S. — the richest nation on earth — Warren Buffett used seven simple words to perfectly articulate …

Demographics

A new problem for fracking: Drillers are running out of water

Could severe water shortages short-circuit the US shale gas boom? With 64% of the country in drought, water is looming as the next hot-button issue in the debate over hydrofracturing, also known as fracking, which involves injecting chemical-laden water under high pressure to create fissures in …

Snorkeling

Tapped Out: How Will Cities Secure Their Water Future?

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Half of all cities with populations >100,000 are located in water basins in which more than half of available water supplies are being depleted during some portion of the year.<p>Today, global demands for food, energy, and shelter are putting unprecedented pressure on the …

Nearly One In 10 U.S. Watersheds Is 'Stressed'; Demand For Water Outpacing Supply: CIRES Study

Nearly one in 10 watersheds in the United States is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding natural supply -- a trend that appears likely to become the new normal, according to a recent study.<p>"By midcentury, we expect to see less reliable surface water supplies in several regions of the United …

More Water Stress than Meets the Eye

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>In more and more places around the world, water demands are bumping up against the limits of Earth’s finite water supply.<p>Each year seems to bring another analysis of “water stress” to help us get a fix on how dangerous our water situation is becoming, whether in a particular …

These Are The Most Water-Stressed Countries In The World

Stable and abundant water supplies are becoming increasingly difficult to come by on a warming planet with a growing population. And according to new data, 37 countries in the world already face "extremely high" levels of water stress.<p>The Washington, DC environmental research organization World …

Fracking in Water-Stressed Zones Increases Risks to Communities – and Energy Producers

Changing Planet<p>Nearly half of the wells hydraulically fractured (indicated by black dots) in the United States are located in areas of high or extremely high water stress (shown in red and dark red). Graphic courtesy of Ceres<p>Even as concerns arise about the threats hydraulic fracturing poses to …

Fracking in Water-Stressed Zones Increases Risks to Communities – and Energy Producers – The Great Energy Challenge Blog

Even as concerns arise about the threats hydraulic fracturing poses to water quality and human health, a new study released yesterday finds that the water demands of the “fracking” process are adding considerably to localized water depletion, especially in parts of Texas, Colorado, and California. …

Thirsty energy: the conflict between demands for power and water

Water scarcity and poor hydro management can threaten energy production. A World Bank initiative aims to tackle the problem<p>The UK's climate change minister Greg Barker and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan will be among those meeting in Delhi this week to try to get to grips with one of the most pressing …

Water