Mid-Atlantic
Bald Head Island’s terminal groin is the only one of six hardened structures allowed to be built as pilot projects in the state. Photo: Land Management Group/Village of Bald Head Island
Engineering

Analysis: Support For Terminal Groins Erodes

WILMINGTON, N.C. – When the long-standing state ban was lifted on terminal groins, a handful of beach towns jumped at the chance to build a case for why a hardened erosion-control structure would be their best line of defense against losing sand.

Arctic & Antarctica
ce flowing down West Antarctica’s Pope Glacier forms large crevasses. New research into Pope and nearby glaciers examines how accurately ocean-induced melting of ice shelves needs to be modeled to predict effects on glacial ice flow. Credit: Jane Beitler, CC BY 2.0

What’s Missing from Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Predictions?

Southeast
To call attention to sea-level rise, Florida Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez is wearing rain boots that feature the phrase "#ActOnClimateFL." His bill just passed its first Senate committee, which is good news for a Capitol that has so far turned a blind eye. (Courtesy photo)

At last, Tallahassee is talking about sea-level rise | Editorial

Coastwide
Number of urban climate mitigation case studies, grouped according to city size. The 12 most frequently studied cities are labelled. Population data from UN World Urbanisation Prospects (2018 revision), using agglomeration data where available. Credit: William Lamb

What Do we Know about Climate Change Mitigation in Cities?

Hawaii & Alaska
People participate in a workshop revisiting the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Feb. 20, 2019 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaksa. (Photo courtesy Alaska Sea Grant)

Revisiting features of the Exxon Valdez oil spill