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Sea Level Rise

Ocean levels are getting higher. Why is this happening, and what can we do to stem the tide?<p>Core samples, tide gauge readings, and, most recently, satellite measurements tell us that over the past century, the Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) has risen by 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters). However, …

Global Warming

New Antarctic Research Ups Sea Level Rise Estimates

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> August 18th, 2015<p>The West Antarctic is one of the most remote places on the planet, but its fate is intimately tied with …

Global Warming

Sea-level rise will cause more than flooding — these 5 other impacts of rising oceans are just as bad

As global temperatures continue to rise, ice in the polar regions and glaciers will melt, dumping tons of extra water into the ocean. Warmer water temperatures will also lead the oceans to expand.<p>These factors will cause sea levels to increase and swamp coastal areas all over the world.<p>Although …

Photos: This is life on a sinking island

What would you do if everything you owned were sinking in front of you? The question torments residents of Ghoramara Island, India.<p>Ghoramara is an island about 150 kilometers (93 miles) south of Calcutta, in the Sunderban Delta. Since 1969, at least half of its landmass has disappeared under water, …

Government (India)

Ancient Cities and Megalithic Sites Underwater

A wealth of human history lies <b>submerged in ancient cities at the bottoms of lakes, seas and oceans of the world.</b><p>Some of these urban centers were sent …

President Obama Answers 6 Questions on Climate Change

Among people who contend regularly with the reality of climate change—scientists, policymakers, activists, journalists—there is a certain shared facial expression that materializes as soon as the subject is raised. The look is downcast, weary, despairing. “Are you sitting down?” the expression …

NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought

The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't …

Our Work In Wildlife And Environmental Conservation - WWF - Australia

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect …

Scientists study shrinking glacier

In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount …

Lowest Land Points Below Sea Level Map | Depression Elevations

The lowest exposed land on Earth is at the Dead Sea shore, at -413 meters. The deepest lake bottom in a below-sea-level depression also belongs to …

Sea Level