News tagged with barrier islands

Where will sea-level rise hurt the most?

First, the bad news: a study out yesterday says that the lives of up to 13 million people in the United States may be disrupted by sea-level rise in the next century—more than three times most previous estimates. Unlike ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Environment
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Climate change threatens red knot population

In December, the red knot was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened wildlife, making it the first bird whose listing identifies climate change as a principal threat to its survival. ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Ecology
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A hitchhiker's guide to pumice

A floating raft of pumice created by an underwater volcanic eruption near New Zealand, and teeming with marine hitchhikers, has been spotted in the northern Great Barrier Reef.

dateSep 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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