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Rising sea levels

France-sized Antarctic glacier has scientists concerned – Here's why

According to NASA monitoring, between 2002 and 2016, Antarctica lost 125 gigatonnes of ice per year, causing sea levels worldwide to rise by 0.35 millimeters annually.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:15 PM IST

Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Continuous emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and melting its ice, causing the rate of sea level rise to increase.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:24 PM IST

Extreme sea level rise may become yearly phenomenon by 2050

Interspersing sea level rise with the latest predictions of extreme sea level events, the team was able to illustrate the dramatic effect one has on the other and pinpoint regions of the world that are especially threatened.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Sea level rise: Up to 67% of California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Beaches in Southern California are a crucial feature of the economy, and the first line of defence against coastal storm impacts for the 18 million residents in the region. 

Mar 30, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

UK's mountains could be reduced to hills, thanks to rising sea levels!

Those in greatest danger of demotion include a peak in the Yorkshire Dales that was only reclassified as a mountain a few weeks ago.

Oct 10, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

Sea level rise: 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit, says UN report

The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments said that the worst impacts of climate change are projected to occur in the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia.

May 20, 2016, 16:17 PM IST

Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet

Greenland's ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a bit of a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found that climate change is changing its structure, thereby reducing its ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels.

Jan 05, 2016, 11:52 AM IST

'Catastrophe' warnings as climate talks enter final stretch

Large swathes of New York and Shanghai could disappear under the waves and millions driven into poverty, fresh climate reports warned as ministers scrambled today for common ground weeks ahead of a crunch environmental summit.

Nov 09, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

UN food security expert warns about impact of climate change

A UN expert is warning that more extreme weather, higher temperatures, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to climate change are threatening people's access to food over the long term.

Nov 04, 2015, 00:05 AM IST

Rising sea levels real threat to NASA launch sites

Rising sea levels along the US coastlines have threatened NASA's launch sites and facilities -- including Kennedy Space Center in Florida -- of being submersed under the water in near future.

Sep 06, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

Environmental loss in Sundarbans worth Rs 1290 cr: World Bank

 Environmental damage in the climate change-hit islands of Sundarbans is costing India Rs 1,290 crore each year, estimates a latest World Bank report.

Feb 22, 2015, 10:13 AM IST

Jawed ancestors did not kill their cousin

Our jawed ancestors were not responsible for the demise of their jawless cousins as had been assumed, says a research.

Dec 17, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

Urgent action urged to save major global cities from sea-level rise extinction

 A new study has revealed that an immediate action is needed to be taken as the world's deltas that accommodate major cities such as Shanghai, Dhaka and Bangkok will be drowned in the next century by rising sea levels.

Dec 04, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

Rising sea levels threat to Kolkata, Shanghai: Pachauri

Rising sea levels due to climate change are threatening the survival of big cities located near coastal areas like Kolkata, Shanghai and Dhaka, said Dr RK Pachauri, chairperson of IPCC.

Apr 07, 2013, 10:52 AM IST

New projections show `how ice loss will add to `uneven` rising sea levels globally`

Sophisticated computer modelling has shown how sea-level will rise over the coming century could affect some regions far more than others.

Feb 20, 2013, 14:04 PM IST

Coastline erosion due to rising sea levels greater than thought

The effects of coastline erosion as a result of rising sea-level rise in the vicinity of inlets, such as river estuaries, have until now been dramatically underestimated, researchers have found using a new model.

Sep 05, 2012, 15:39 PM IST