Sea level

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New York City is sinking due to weight of its skyscrapers, new research finds
City is sinking approximately 1-2mm each year on average, worsening effects of sea level rise and flooding threat

Oliver Milman

19, May, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Oceans have been absorbing the world’s extra heat. But there’s a huge payback
Record sea surface temperatures suggest the Earth is headed for ‘uncharted territory’ in terms of sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme weather

Graham Readfearn

14, May, 2023 @8:30 PM

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Sunak was brutally honest, so let me return the favour: the Commonwealth today is irrelevant | Kenneth Mohammed
As former colonies pay tribute to the unapologetic descendant of their imperial masters, Britain’s refusal to pay reparations for slavery makes a mockery of the coronation

Kenneth Mohammed

02, May, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Record ocean temperatures put Earth in ‘uncharted territory’, say scientists
‘Unprecedented’ warming indicates climate crisis is taking place before our eyes, experts say

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

26, Apr, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Miami and New Orleans face greater sea-level threat than already feared
Twin studies reveal that ‘acceleration’ of sea-level rise under way, leaving southern US cities in even greater peril

Richard Luscombe

10, Apr, 2023 @2:46 PM

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Ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres a day, far faster than feared, study finds
Sediments from the last ice age provide a ‘warning from the past’ for Antarctica and sea level rise today, say scientists

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The Guardian view on a water crisis: targets need to be binding | Editorial
Editorial: The global response to an escalating water crisis is belated and inadequate. But last week’s UN conference was an important marker


29, Mar, 2023 @5:45 PM

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United Nations adopts landmark resolution on climate justice
Resolution hailed as ‘win for climate justice of epic proportions’ should make it easier to hold countries legally accountable for environmental failures

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

29, Mar, 2023 @4:14 PM

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Humans have reclaimed ‘land size of Luxembourg’ since 2000
Study shows more than 2,500 sq km added to coastlines, mostly port expansion in global south

Kate Ravilious

22, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Fears for future of Norfolk seaside resort as erosion forces closure of beach
Hemsby residents say sea defences are crucial as beach is closed after high tides washed away large amount of sand

Jessica Murray

06, Mar, 2023 @10:48 AM

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Rising seas threaten ‘mass exodus on a biblical scale’, UN chief warns
António Guterres calls for urgent action as climate-driven rise brings ‘torrent of trouble’ to almost a billion people

Damian Carrington Environment editor

14, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Terrawatch: Santorini watchful as nearby volcano is monitored
Kolumbo, just off Greek island, could trigger tsunami when it next erupts

Kate Ravilious

25, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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