Booming prices for coastal properties are a mark of our reluctance to reckon with the climate change that is already upon us. We must start to properly account for and act on climate risk.
Dozens of homes were left unstable in the Daytona Beach area after Hurricane Nicole’s erosion.
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Dozens of homes near Daytona Beach collapsed or were left unstable when Hurricane Nicole struck. Here’s what can be done to reduce that kind of risk.
Moving entire communities threatened by rising seas isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds.
Storm damage at Collaroy Beach, NSW, in 2016.
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We must heed lessons from past storms and plan ahead, as climate change will only exacerbate future coastal disasters.
A satellite image shows how vast the remnants of Typhoon Merbok were as the storm hit the Alaska coast.
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Most of the flooded communities are Indigenous and rely on subsistence hunting that residents would normally be doing right now. Recovering from the damage will make that harder.
Local communities, researchers, governments and businesses are working together to identify coastal erosion risks and find sustainable solutions.
Coastal erosion along the St. Lawrence River has economic, social and cultural impacts.
Destroyed buildings along an eroded coastline in Bargny, Senegal.
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Coastal erosion in West Africa is a cause for global concern. The global community must rally to address climate change which is causing the retreat.
As sea levels rise, this natural form of beach replenishment might be an important factor in offsetting some of the damaging effects of climate change on beaches.
Flinders Beach has been growing since the 1950s.
This goes against the general understanding of how climate change impacts the coast. So what’s going on?
Apollo Beach, Fla., averages 3 feet above sea level, with many homes directly on the water.
We asked 680 Florida real estate agents what they’re seeing in the market. Here’s what they said.
Among the most exposed cultural sites are the iconic ruins of Tipasa in Algeria.
Hundreds of Africa’s heritage sites are exposed to sea-level rise and coastal erosion in the future.
Coastal communities are likely to be hardest hit by climate change.
In a region threatened by coastal erosion, a group of school students learned how they could explore change using visual stories and poems.
A lot of coastal infrastructure wasn’t designed for the frequent flooding and crashing waves brought by rising seas.
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A bipartisan group of senators said it reached a deal on $550 billion in new spending on infrastructure.
With climate change making more than 30,000 coastal properties potentially uninsurable within the next 25 years, government-led solutions should be fast-tracked.
Coastal areas in West Africa are under intense pressure from demographic growth, economic expansion and ongoing climate change.
Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure, and understanding and managing their complex interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
Mangroves, like these in Madagascar, provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion.
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Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Over the past six months, tourists and locals have been shocked to see Byron’s famous Main Beach literally disappearing. Satellite imagery and local knowledge has revealed what’s going on.
Many villages in coastal Bangladesh are struggling with erosion of land, homes and crops.
Rising sea levels are as likely to trap people as they are to force them to move.
Restoring the mosque of Djenné in Mali.
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The next ten years will be a critical period in which research agendas can be developed.
In Australia, coastal flooding is expected to be worse along the northern coast in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.