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Mapping land claimed by sea level rise

The New Jersey shoreline that sea birds wandered during the last ice age is about 90 miles east of today's beaches, tens of meters beneath the sea floor. As the ice melted, sea level gradually rose and flooded the coastal ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Predicting the shape of river deltas

The Mississippi River delta is a rich ecosystem of barrier islands, estuaries, and wetlands that's home to a diverse mix of wildlife—as well as more than 2 million people. Over the past few decades, the shape of the delta ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Protect the world's deltas

Extensive areas of the world's deltas—which accommodate major cities such as Shanghai, Dhaka and Bangkok—will be drowned in the next century by rising sea levels, according to a Comment piece in this week's Nature.

dateDec 03, 2014 in Environment
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