A beloved Jamaican beach is succumbing to climate change. It won’t be the last

Climate change is eroding beaches all over the Caribbean – even though the region contributes a tiny fraction of the emissions heating the planet.

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After hurricanes batter Louisiana, residents dread rebuilding again

The deep bonds residents have for their coastal community have been tested by three epic hurricanes. Many wonder whether it’s time to leave.
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After fire and floods, glimmers of hope

Americans may be finding some common sense about building homes in vulnerable areas.
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Encounter with climate change: Arctic town mayor witnesses melting tundra slide into the sea

Leader of a small town in Arctic Russia gets firsthand experience of local climate change as he witnesses the drift of vast tundra masses into coastal waters.
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A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean

The modern island of Hulhumale is taking shape 8km off the north-east coast of Malé island in the Maldives in direct response to the threat posed by inexorably rising sea levels.
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An Orange County marine biologist wants to weed the ocean to help kelp grow

One area Nancy Caruso would like to focus on is off Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach where kelp typically grows giving a home to marine life.
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In Michigan, rising lake levels disturb sacred ground

Along Lake Michigan’s shores, rising waters are eroding Indigenous Odawa burial sites.
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Climate change could mean trouble for surf breaks

About 80 percent of the surf breaks in California could be gone by the end of the century according to research into rising sea levels.
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When people turn to nature to solve human problems, sometimes nature benefits, too

Bioinspired solutions can be good not only for people, but also for the organisms offering the inspiration.

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Sharing food, building resilience

In some small coastal communities of Alaska and British Columbia, wealth is also measured by how much food you can give.

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Indonesian fishers face livelihood threat from ‘beautiful’ tourism project

Environmentalists allege the project is based on an environmental impact analysis that doesn't square with the real impact on the ground.

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Record heat hits Longyearbyen

Temperature of 21,7°C on Saturday is the warmest ever measured so far north in European Arctic.
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‘Catastrophic’ increase in Arctic wave heights predicted due to melting sea ice

More open water means bigger waves — which spells trouble for communities like Tuktoyaktuk, already faced with an eroding coastline due to permafrost thaw and the battering Beaufort Sea.

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Destroying a way of life to save Louisiana

The state’s $50 billion plan to re-engineer its coastline may wash some fishing communities off the map.
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Fight to save Senegalese capital's coast gains momentum

Scientists and residents sound the alarm over the destruction of ocean-side trees whose salt-tolerant roots stabilise dunes and slow coastal erosion.

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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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