Sea level

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Can nature-based alternatives to seawalls keep the waves at bay?
Hard sea defenses prompted by extreme weather and rising sea levels can have unintended consequences down the coast – is there a better way?

Aliya Uteuova

12, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Fate of ‘sleeping giant’ East Antarctic ice sheet ‘in our hands’ – study
Melting of the world’s biggest ice sheet would cause catastrophic sea level rise, but can be avoided with fast climate action

Damian Carrington Environment editor

10, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Indonesian islanders sue cement producer for climate damages
Claimants say they are experiencing serious negative impacts and demand Swiss-based Holcim pay compensation

Isabella Kaminski

20, Jul, 2022 @9:57 AM

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‘Perfect storm’ of crises is widening global inequality, says UN chief
Exclusive: António Guterres says growing north and south divide is ‘morally unacceptable’ and dangerous

Karen McVeigh in Lisbon

02, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon
António Guterres says the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and plastics pollution

Karen McVeigh in Lisbon

27, Jun, 2022 @2:35 PM

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Sea level rise in England ‘will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050’
Due to the climate crisis, within 30 years these coastal properties will be potentially unsalvageable, researchers say

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Sinking Maldives plans to reclaim land from the ocean
Vulnerable island nation split over project to dredge millions of tonnes of sand to create land for resorts and industry on Unesco reserve

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

23, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘It’s happening now’: how rising sea levels are causing a US migration crisis
The coming mass migration of flood-prone areas will have huge social and economic costs – but the government doesn’t have an adequate plan

Max Ufberg

07, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Country diary: We are standing on shifting sands
Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk: It’s a day where I need to cry at the sea, but a bobbing seal provides the perfect comic offset to my moment of grief and fear

Kate Blincoe

18, Mar, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Toxic waste revealed as eroding coastlines expose old landfills
Floods and rising sea levels are washing hazardous waste from old rubbish tips into the sea at thousands of sites globally

Anna Turns

17, Mar, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The big idea: how can we adapt to life with rising seas?
Traditional defences may fail, and migration won’t be possible for everyone. But we may yet find more creative ways to live

Kristina Hill

21, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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US sea level to rise as much in next 30 years as in past century – study
Seas rising faster around the US than global average will cause ‘dramatic increase’ in number of people vulnerable to flooding

Oliver Milman

16, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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