RedskyNews Category: Rising Seas

Europe’s Oceans Changing Rapidly

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at Orkney Islans, Scotland, is at the forefront of the development of marine-based renewables – technologies that generate electricity for homes and businesses by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams. As the first centre of its kind to be created anywhere in the world, the center offers developers the opportunity to test full scale grid connected prototype devices in unrivalled wave and tidal conditions.

Europe’s seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystem Research (CLAMER) project warned. Scientists examined a mass

Florida Keys Could Disappear

Video Report: Sea level rise could lead to huge land losses in the Florida Keys and South Florida. That is the subject of this Earth Watch segment with meteorologist Carl Paker. Please follow and like us:

Rising Seas Threaten Aussie Cities

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Australia’s main cities face floods and king tides from rising sea levels that could make once-in-a-century disasters an annual crisis by 2100, a report says. The first report of the federal Government’s new Climate Change Commission also gives a warning

Oceans Set To Rise By 1.6 Metres

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Warming in the Arctic occurring at twice the global average is on track to lift sea levels by up to 1.6 metres (5.3 feet) by 2100, a far steeper jump than predicted a few years ago, a consortium of scientists

Melting Arctic Boosts Sea Levels

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Between 2004 and 2009, the 30,000 snow-and-ice covered islands in the Canadian Archipelago shed 363 cubic kilometres (87 cubic miles) of water, equivalent to three-quarters of contents of Lake Erie, the study found. During the first half of this six-year

Antarctic Ice Forms From Bottom

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Some of Antarctica’s ice sheet is formed by water re-freezing from below not just by snow falling on top as was traditionally thought, findings showed on Thursday that will help scientists project effects of climate change. Experts are seeking to

Rising Seas Flood Marshalls Islands

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Extreme high tides have flooded parts of the low-lying Marshall Islands capital Majuro with a warning Sunday of worse to come because of rising sea levels. Several areas of the city were flooded Saturday and forecasters predicted more to come

Dubai “World” Islands Are Sinking

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The ambitiously-constructed archipelago of islands shaped like the countries of the globe, is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence cited before a property tribunal. The islands were intended to be developed with tailor-made hotel complexes and luxury villas,

Warming to Devastate Glaciers

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Global warming may wipe out three-quarters of Europe’s alpine glaciers by 2100 and hike sea levels by four metres by 3000 through melting the West Antarctic icesheet, two studies published at the weekend said. The research places the spotlight on

Island States Face Ocean Wipe Out

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CANCUN, Mexico – Encroaching seas in the Pacific are raising the salt level in the wells of the Marshall Islands. Waves threaten to cut one sliver of an island in two. “It’s getting worse,” says Kaminaga Kaminaga, the tiny nation’s