Report: Global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding
(Phys.org) —The effect of global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding and erosion as major storms produce higher tides, according to a new study by the USC Sea Grant, housed ...
Local factors cause dramatic spikes in coastal ocean acidity
(Phys.org) —A new Duke University-led study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in acidity in a North Carolina estuary.
Coastal survey finds more short-term erosion
A new assessment of shoreline change along the Pacific Northwest coast from the late 1800s to present found that while the majority of beaches are stable or slightly accreting (adding sand), many Oregon beaches ...
Humans threaten wetlands' ability to keep pace with sea-level rise
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 Vi ...
Industrial age helps some coastal regions capture carbon dioxide
Coastal portions of the world's oceans, once believed to be a source of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere, are now thought to absorb as much as two-thirds more carbon than they emitted in the preindustrial age, researchers ...
NASA sees Alessia reclaim her crown as a Tropical Storm
The former tropical storm Alessia reclaimed her title on November 27 in the Gulf of Carpentaria, as NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and observed heavy rainfall occurring in bands of thunderstorms around ...
Researchers study microplastic pollution effect on ocean ecology
Large amounts of plastic are found in the oceans. What are the impacts of miniature plastic particles on fish and crustaceans? And will these have ramifications for the availability of safe seafood?
Philippines to plant more mangroves in wake of Typhoon Haiyan
The Philippines said Sunday it will plant more mangrove areas to prevent a repeat of the deadly storm surges that claimed hundreds of lives during Super Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Alessia form, threaten western Australia
The low pressure area previously known as System 90S has continued organizing and consolidating and infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite helped confirm its strengthening into Cyclone Alessia in the Southern ...
2013 marked by 'record sea level, weather extremes'
Sea levels this year posted a record high, making low-lying coastal populations ever more vulnerable to extreme weather like super-storm Haiyan, the UN said Wednesday.
New vessel will contribute to marine knowledge
The University of Gothenburg is investing in a new research vessel that will further improve the capacity for education and research.
UA sociologist studies resiliency in communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy
The disastrous flooding Hurricane Sandy brought to Maryland's coastal communities left a long road to recovery.
Marine plants provide defence against climate change
Seagrass, mangroves and salt-marsh ecosystems are able to develop strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Thawing permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern Siberia has nearly doubled
The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia – which mainly consist of permafrost – continue to erode at an ever quickening pace. This is the conclusion which scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz ...