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.
A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.
A crowded Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sandy beaches are densely populated and occupy more than one third of the global coastline.
Low lying regions could be devastated by sea level rise this century.
If nothing is done now, seas could rise a metre by 2100, and four metres by 2300.
Aerial imagery revealing the extent of storm damage in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2016 following wild weather.
The IPCC report says extreme sea level events that used to hit once a century will occur once a year in many places by 2050. This situation is inevitable, even if emissions are dramatically curbed.
Scientists working together with local people to create an eco-sea wall to protect against coastal erosion.
A biodegradable sea wall is cheaper than a concrete wall. In addition, it’s easy for local people to replicate.
Bacton beach defences.
Dumping millions of cubic metres of sand on the beach stops people from dealing with the reality of coastal erosion.
Flooding in Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, which received two months rain in two days in June 2019.
Planning for the growing risks of flooding that threatens the UK’s cities, towns and villages is underway, but progress is too slow.
High tide at Nukatoa Island, in the Takuu Atoll, Papua New Guinea.
Rising sea levels and tectonic activity have eroded the coastlines of the low-lying Carteret Islands in the South Pacific.
The San Pedro Mezquital River is the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre.
Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.
Coastal erosion at Skipsea, East Yorkshire, UK.
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Rising sea levels won’t be solved by trying to fix the coast in place. For a defence from coastal flooding, we need to step back.
How much should a council pay to protect private beachfront properties?
How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.