Oceans

What Does the Future Hold for America’s Coastal Cities?

Coastal cities face challenging times in a climate-changed world

Scientists have observed a rapidly-growing atmospheric carbon presence. Whatever your views on the cause of this phenomenon, the trend is confirmed and supported throughout the scientific community. And with increasing levels of atmospheric carbon, and the subsequent UV heat-trapping, global temperatures continue to rise. With warming atmospheric temperatures, ocean levels will also gradually increase, heralding a plethora of future problems and developments on a …

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Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

Beach erosion

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States' members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

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Latest Projections of Regional Sea Level Rise Emphasize Need for Ongoing Research, Adaptation Planning

Sea level rise along all U.S. coasts barring Alaska is projected to be higher than the global average in the three worst-case scenarios -- 0.3-1 meter or more come 2100 -- according to the latest projections from a public-private climate research partnership led by NOAA

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Nations Accelerate Plans to Realize UN Biodiversity Conservation Goals

Conserving biodiversity

Mexico established four new biological reserves and five other protected areas as representatives from more than 190 UN member nations adopted the Cancun Declaration, stepping up their efforts to conserve biological diversity. Will it be enough to curtail a Sixth Great Extinction?

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Prime Beachfront Property: Washed Away by Rising Tides

Nearly 100 feet of prime beach has been lost in the popular Maya Riviera resort town of Playa del Carmen since 2010 despite the millions spent to preserve it. Hotel and resort owners in Cancun once again are calling on Mexico's federal government to bail them out.

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