Sea Level Rise
Confronting Climate Change, Louisiana Shifts Toward Retreat
As coastal communities succumb to sea-level rise, managing population migration and decline has become a new focus in the state.
Can Miami's 'Forever Bond' Be a Model for Fair Development in a Flood-Prone City?
Advocates in Miami are working to ensure that minority and low-income communities have a say in how to spend a $400 million bond that's poised to make the city more resilient to climate change.
Are We Headed Toward the Worst-Case Climate Change Scenario?
A series of recent studies and reports suggest that, without immediate and drastic action, the worst-case climate scenario will become the rule rather than the exception.
Cats With Plague, Coffee in Trouble: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Global warming could affect your coffee buzz, Antarctic ice is fast disappearing, and cats in Wyoming are catching the bubonic plague.
How Climate Change Is Affecting Glaciers Around the World
NASA satellites are offering new insights into how glaciers in Antarctica and Asia are responding to warmer temperatures.
If Americans Keep Ignoring Flood Risk, We Could Face a Housing-Market Crash
On the coastlines of America, many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storms and floods—and, in too many cases, the government isn't helping.
Atoll Islands May Become Uninhabitable a Century Earlier Than We Thought
Long before low-lying islands are swallowed by sea level rise, wave-related flooding could contaminate their freshwater resources.
Saving Florida's Archeological History From Climate Change
In Miami-Dade County, researchers are working to save sites at risk of being destroyed by rising ocean waters.
How Rising Sea Levels Threaten America's Cultural Heritage
The most comprehensive archeological database created to date finds that just a one-meter rise in sea level could imperil thousands of historically significant sites.
How 'Fingerprinting' the Ocean Could Help Future Hurricane Preparedness
Scientists are using satellites to identify where increasing sea levels could result in the most destructive storm surge as hurricanes grow more powerful due to climate change.
Are the Floating Houses of the Netherlands a Solution Against the Rising Seas?
Houseboats have long been a common sight in the Netherlands. But a new community of floating homes may signal a solution for rising sea levels across the globe.