A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta

For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta, water-level rise could reach 85 ...

Study says seas may be rising faster than thought

A new Tulane University study questions the reliability of how sea-level rise in low-lying coastal areas such as southern Louisiana is measured and suggests that the current method underestimates the severity of the problem. ...

Geologists find parts of Northwest Houston sinking rapidly

A large section of northwestern Harris County - particularly the Jersey Village area - is sinking rapidly, according to a University of Houston (UH) geologist who has analyzed GPS data measuring ground elevation in the Houston ...

Gravity observations confirm that Louisiana is sinking

Louisiana is officially sinking. It has been 29 years since the National Geodetic Survey, or NGS, measured the state's subsidence. After completing four absolute gravity observations this past year, with the help of LSU's ...

Monitoring Earth's shifting land

The monitoring of land subsidence is of vital importance for low-lying countries, but also areas which are prone to peculiar ground instability.

Why Tehran is sinking dangerously

Iran has a water problem. The reserves in many groundwater basins there have been severely depleted. For the last 40 years, the country has invested a lot in the agricultural sector, and has been striving to be independent ...

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