Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, confirmed

Sea-level rise, which has accelerated in recent decades, threatens to permanently inundate densely populated coastal cities and communities, other low-lying lands and costly infrastructure by 2100.

Half of world's sandy beaches could disappear by 2100

According to a new study, up to half of the world’s sandy beaches are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century if no action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions. 

Rising Sea Levels Are Displacing Villagers in Myanmar

Millions of people in Myanmar are threatened by flooding and rapid soil erosion caused by rising sea levels. One village of 1,500 residents had to relocate entirely, moving further inland to escape the rising water, and abandoning farmland in the process.

Global sea levels could rise far more than predicted

Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.

Rising sea levels could destroy Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach

Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.

Seychelles' president gives speech on climate change in a submersible

Seychelles President Danny Faure calls for stronger protection of the oceans. During the speech he was in a manned submersible that was 400 feet below the waves, on the seabed off the outer islands of the Seychelles.

Floating city designed to withstand Category 5 hurricanes

Architecture firm has designed a concept for a floating city of 10,000 people that could help populations threatened by extreme weather events and rising sea levels.

Scientists drill to record depths in West Antarctica

Using a hot-water drill, British scientists have dug a 7,060-foot borehole through the Antarctic ice sheet. This largest ever ice hole for West Antarctica is meant to improve our understanding of climate-related sea level rise.

Greenland’s ice is melting four times faster than thought

New science suggests Greenland may be approaching a dangerous tipping point, with implications for global sea-level rise.

An Entire Hawaiian Island Has Just Vanished Off The Face of Earth

Satellite images released this week reveal that the entirety of East Island was basically wiped out by powerful storm surges in the wake of Hurricane Walaka, one of the most intense Pacific hurricanes on record.

Climate-induced sea-level rise to worsen tsunami impacts

In the wake of the latest tsunami to hit the Indonesian coast, research shows how even slight sea-level rises linked to climate change could significantly increase the devastating effects of tidal waves.

Even Moderate Warming Will Melt A Big Part Of The World's Largest Ice Sheet

A new research suggests a 2ºC (3.6ºF) rise in global temperatures could melt more than a million square kilometers (386,000 square miles) of ice if the temperatures are sustained long enough.

'Archived' heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior

Arctic sea ice isn't just threatened by the melting of ice around its edges, a new study has found: Warmer water that originated hundreds of miles away has penetrated deep into the interior of the Arctic.

Internet at Risk as Sea Levels Rise

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the USA may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study.

Scientists Capture 4-mile Iceberg Breaking in Greenland

A team of NYU scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland. This phenomenon, known as "calving", is a force behind the rise of global sea water levels.