Different strategies are required to save coastlines.
Coastlines need to be recognised as dynamic, shifting environments rather than as environments that need to be controlled and managed.
Research on the Deniliquin structure points to an asteroid impact that would have been more than double the scale of the one that killed the dinosaurs.
The Thames is placed in a straitjacket long before London.
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In praise of messy rivers.
Street flooding has become more common in parts of Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
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Gender, climate change and water scarcity together create a difficult challenge.
Radiata pine was originally a solution to land erosion – but this Number-8 wire fix is past its due date and the forestry industry will likely wear the cost of change.
UNESCO report highlights what needs to be done to save the global icon. But you might be surprised by its top recommendation.
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.
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.
Lake Couridjah, Thirlmere Lakes National Park in New South Wales.
80% of carbon on land in stored in soil. Our new research investigated how erosion transports this carbon to the bottom of lakes, where it’ll never be released into the atmosphere.
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.
Riverbanks are reinforced to reduce flood risks, but these techniques reduce biodiversity and limit public accessibility.
The sustainable and inclusive development of the St. Lawrence River is essential. A prolonged laissez-faire attitude will have harmful consequences on people and the environment.
Durban, South Africa.
Climate change is changing wave patterns and strength. Bigger waves combined with sea level rise will hit coasts hard – but only in some countries.
Satellite image of the Irrawaddy River delta in Myanmar, a major rice growing area.
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Millions of people around the world live on river deltas and are vulnerable when those rivers shift direction. A new study shows why and where these events, called avulsions, happen.
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New modelling shows how tectonic plate movements, carbon-rich deep-sea sediment, and mountain weathering have regulated Earth’s climate.
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Some Niger Delta residents are less concerned about oil-induced hazards and risks, or floods and erosion. They are more worried about a lack of sanitation amenities.
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.
Portugal has seen little rain since October 2021. By the end of January, 45 per cent of the country was enduring ‘severe’ or ‘extreme’ drought conditions.
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If the world overshoots its climate targets, drought could cause dryland areas to expand by a quarter and encompass half the Earth’s land area, threatening lives and livelihoods.
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Around 17% of the mainland coastline is affected.
The road leading to the Etosha National Park East Gate at Fort Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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The presence of roads, even inside protected areas, may pose a significant threat to species.