Antarctica may lift sea level sooner than previously thought

A new study has revealed that Antarctica may raise the sea level faster than previously thought posing threat to the coasts and coastal megacities.

Greenland ice sheet collapse linked to sea level rise 400,000 years ago

Researchers suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold; resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters.

Bolivia launches world`s highest cable railway

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world`s highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.

Sea level rise forces US space agency to retreat

Sea level rise is threatening the majority of NASA`s launch pads and multi-billion dollar complexes famous for training astronauts and launching historic missions to space, scientists said Tuesday.

New technique to determine whether or not sea level rise is accelerating

Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether or not the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

Researchers have for the first time discovered two subglacial lakes hiding 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet.

New map shows how submerged Earth will look if all the ice melted

Maps created by National Geographic magazine have shown that a huge portion of eastern England, most of Denmark, and the US` entire eastern seaboard, Bangladesh and China`s huge chunk is going to get submerged if all the ice in the world melted.

Global warming 5 mn yrs ago may have raised sea levels by 20m

Global warming caused 5 million years ago may have melted parts of Antarctica`s large ice sheets and caused sea levels to rise by about 20 metres.

Jury still out on possible extent of Antarctic`s ice sheet melting by 2100

Researchers suggest that the time period of satellite observations of Greenland ice sheets and the Antarctic is still too short to be able to predict whether the accelerated loss of ice measured today will persist in future.

NASA satellite data reveals glaciers` role in sea level rise

Observations from two NASA satellites have helped scientists resolve differences in estimates of how fast glaciers worldwide are disappearing and contributing to sea level rise.

Link between CO2 concentrations, sea level discovered

Researchers have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present are systematically associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels.

`Rising sea levels swallowing island nations`

Rising sea level is putting island nations such as Nauru, the world’s smallest independent republic on the verge of disappearing.

Sinking Shanghai to draft a new law to stay afloat

Shanghai, China`s biggest city, is literally sinking under the weight of its massive development and the local legislature is finalising a draft plant to halt its slide in order to keep it above the sea level.

`Sea level rising faster than expected`

The sea level is rising faster than expected and may cross one metre mark by the end of this century -- double that of the estimates made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, says a study.

`Global warming will relentlessly drive sea rise`

Greenhouse gas emissions, relentlessly driving global climate change, will continue to push up sea levels for thousands of years, says a study.

Rising sea level threatens India`s coastal areas

The tranquil stretches of emerald green backwaters in Mumbai and Kerala are among several locales in the western and eastern coasts facing threat from the rising sea level due to climate change.

`Deep emissions cuts can’t stop rising sea levels`

Rise in sea level cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures.

Mystery behind rising sea levels unlocked

Global sea levels rose by an average of 1.8mm per year from 1961-2003, according to data from tide gauges.

Greenland glaciers not melting as much as speculated

Greenland’s contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible.

Sea level in the southwest Pacific rising: Study

Southern Australia and nearby Pacific nations have been warned of a rise in sea levels that could have serious effects.