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2014-06-18 23:01:27

Ocean Health Index Shows Loss of Dunes, Salt Marshes and Seagrasses Leaves West Coast More Vulnerable to Erosion and Reduces Natural Carbon Storage Santa Barbara, CA/Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The first regional assessment by the Ocean Health Index on United States waters showed that habitat destruction, particularly the loss of salt marshes and sand dunes, over the past several decades negatively impacted carbon storage and coastal protection, two of the 10 goals measured by the...

Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas
2014-04-24 09:35:31

[ Watch the Video: Odds of Storm Water Overflowing NY Increasing Significantly ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet. This makes the possibility of...

Climate Change Could Cause Trillions In Damage To World's Coastal Regions
2014-02-05 10:28:40

University of Southampton New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. According to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, global average storm surge damages could increase from about $10-$40 billion per year today to up to $100,000 billion per year by the end of century, if no adaptation action is taken. The study, led by the Berlin-based think-tank...

2014-01-20 12:20:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Kent Savre will present information on the recovery progress the Army Corps has made since Hurricane Sandy - and discuss an ongoing study to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast - at a National Press Club Newsmakers News Conference on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. in the club's Lisagor Room. (Logo:...

2013-12-04 19:18:10

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a Nature review paper published Thursday from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The threat of disappearing coastlines has alerted many to the dangers of climate change. Wetlands in particular—with their ability to buffer coastal cities from...

Rising Sea Waters Threaten Hawaiian Shorelines
2013-08-31 08:19:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In Hawaii, sea-level rise (SLR) has been isolated as a principal cause of coastal erosion. After examining other influences on shoreline change including waves, sediment supply and littoral processes, and anthropogenic changes, the best explanation for the difference in island-wide shoreline trends, such as beach erosion or accretion, is the differing rates of relative sea-level rise on the islands of Oahu and Maui. A new study,...

Coastal Storm Damage Not As Severe Thanks To Mother Nature
2013-07-18 10:28:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People and property along coastal regions are being placed at greater risk by extreme weather, sea-level rise and degraded coastal systems. A new study by scientists with the Natural Capital Project at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment shows that natural habitats such as dunes and reefs are critical to protecting millions of US residents and billions of dollars in property from coastal storms. The study, published...

Buried Seawall Helped Protect New Jersey From Hurricane Sandy
2013-07-17 08:53:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bay Head and Mantoloking are residential beach communities that sit side-by-side on a narrow barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey. Someone traveling between Mantoloking into Bay Head before Hurricane Sandy landed on October 29, 2012, would have noticed few changes in residential development, dunes, beaches and shoreline between the two towns. The important difference was...

2013-02-05 13:49:13

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change....

70 Percent Of Beaches Eroding On Some Hawaiian Islands
2012-05-08 07:42:04

An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70 percent of beaches on the islands of Kaua'i, O'ahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Hawai'i (UH) report released today. Scientists from the USGS and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at UH studied more than 150 miles of island coastline (essentially every beach) and found the average rate of coastal change — taking...


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