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NASA: Sea Level Rise Likely To Get Much Worse

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green

Sea levels worldwide rose an average of nearly 3 inches (8 cm) since 1992, the result of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists sa...

This Week in Science: Smartphone Pain, Belated Christmas in Space, and a Sand-Inscribing Robot

World Science Festival | Posted 03.18.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

Move over, stiff neck; there's a new spinal problem to reckon with. Doctors are seeing some patients with "text neck"--pain caused by inclining one's head for long periods of time while staring at a smartphone, thus putting extra stress on the spine.

This Is Your Country With 10 Feet Of Sea Level Rise

Climate Central | Ben Strauss | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. New research indicates that climate change has already triggered an unstoppable decay of the Wes...

IPCC Report: Man-made Climate Change Is a Scientific Certainty

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Risk is risk. Those who refuse to gamble with the environment will continue to be pitted against those who refuse to recognize the imminent dangers facing our planet.

Climate Panel: Sea Level Could Rise 3 Feet By 2100

The New York Times | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

An international team of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent deca...

INFOGRAPHIC: Sea Level Rise ‘Locking In' Quickly, Cities Threatened

Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Ben Strauss: Measurements tell us that global average sea level is currently rising by about 1 inch per decade. But in an in...

Will This Slow Down Rising Sea Levels?

Posted 04.16.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: A new study finds that it is possible to greatly slow the rate of sea level rise, which is one of the bigge...

Artist Shows What U.S. Cities Will Look Like If Sea Levels Rise

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.11.2013 | Green

An artist has created realistic renderings of what several high profile U.S. cities and landmarks will look like five centuries from now, if sea level...

DNA Helps Solve Curious Case Of Extinct Carnivore

Posted 03.05.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/05/2013 11:40 AM EST on LiveScience The mystery surrounding the origin of a wolflike preda...

World May See Sea Level Rise With 'Horrible' Consequences

Posted 01.08.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: In 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predic...

Sea Level Rising Faster Than Previously Thought

Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Sea level is rising as the planet warms up, but how much it will rise, and how fast is still something ...

Sea Ice, Polar Bears, and Extreme Weather

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

This summer's record low sea ice extent has prompted speculation about how polar bears will be affected. Because polar bears depend on sea ice to catch seals, less sea ice can only be bad for polar bears. But it's not just this year's record low that is cause for concern.

Despite State's Legislation, Sea Levels Rising At Fastest Rate In The World

Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

By Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This summer the North Carolina Senate passed a bill banning research...

What Ancient Rocks Can Tell Us About the Effects of Global Warming

Daniel Grossman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
Daniel Grossman

Ecosystems and weather will completely reshuffle. Cities, towns and agricultural areas could be destroyed. But the most important consequence of this radical warming might be glacial melting and subsequent sea-level rise.

What Caused Ancient Sea Levels To Rise So Quickly?

Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer: Dramatic warming at the end of the last ice age produced an intense rise in sea level and a massive ic...

President of Kiribati Wins Top Ocean Award

David Helvarg | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
David Helvarg

If you're not satisfied with how the leaders of the world's major powers including the U.S., China, India and Brazil are addressing climate change or protecting the ocean maybe you could direct their attention to Kiribati.

Weekly Mulch: If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and alt...

Sea Levels Rising: What You Need To Know

Grist | Umbra Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Q. Dear Umbra, I'm a bit confused about the possible rise in sea level that may be caused by global warming. I know that in general water expands whe...

Slideshow: Photos Show Global Warming Overtaking Cities

ABC News | CLAYTON SANDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Edward Mazria wants people to know how rising sea levels -- made worse by global warming -- will affect residents along U.S. coastlines... Mazria isn...