There is growing interest in the adoption of Engineering with Nature or Nature Based Solutions for coastal protection including large mega-nourishment interventions. However, there are still many unknowns on the variables and design features influencing their functionalities.
A climate researcher on the future of coastal housing (there is no future)
Overfishing and habitat degradation have contributed to a significant decline in the marine ecosystems of the South Atlantic Ocean, according to a new research which shed light on the magnitude of human impact on these once thriving marine areas.
Ask anyone living in a coastal area of the UK and they'll confirm that seagulls can be a nuisance. These birds' pilfering of food knows no bounds, and no one is safe from one of their thieving attacks.
Just-released maps have revealed which areas of the country may be hit hardest by extreme coastal flooding.
Time and tide wait for no man. Neither does sea level rise.
Visualizing ecosystems and their power to help people can better connect science to policy
Growing demand for cleaner energy sources means offshore wind farms are being built all over the world. More than 5,000 turbines must be installed each year until 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5℃.But in certain regions, like California, it is difficult to build wind turbines directly on the seafloor due to the steep drop-off of the continental shelf.
The Atlantic Ocean is one of the global areas that greatly affect the weather and climate in the United States and Europe. In the past weeks, unusual temperature anomalies were detected in the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean. This part of the ocean is known to have an important connection to the Atlantic hurricane season and the other weather seasons ahead.
WE IN THE UNITED STATES have a habit of turning everything we touch into consumer objects with which to festoon our lives until we abandon them for the next new thing—one more bauble in what Caleb Smith calls our “attention economy,” one more turn in the endless cycle of production and consumption that feeds the growth on which capitalism depends.
China National Nuclear Corporation’s (CNNC's) test platform for uranium extraction from seawater has been put into operation and opened to the public in Hainan Province. The test platform, in the South China Sea, is able to carry out material verification and amplification experiments under real ocean conditions. It has a total area of about 670 square metres.
WASHINGTON — Two companies have demonstrated the ability to conduct launches from a floating platform in U.S. territorial waters, a concept that could help address congestion at terrestrial launch sites.
Economic costs of weather-related disasters soar but early warnings save lives. Over two million deaths and $4.3 trillion in economic losses; that’s the impact of a half-century of extreme weather events turbo-charged by man-made global warming, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.
A new greenhouse gas budget shows coastal ecosystems globally are a net greenhouse gas sink for carbon dioxide (CO2) but emissions of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) counteract some of the CO2 uptake, according to international researchers led by Australia’s Southern Cross University.
The Indian government recently granted key approvals for an international container port on the Great Nicobar Island, which may prevent leatherback turtles from reaching their nesting sites
HALIFAX — Lobster populations around the Maritimes remain in good shape, though climate change may be to blame for a recent downward trend, the federal Fisheries Department says.
Manganese nodules at the bottom of the deep sea contain a wealth of valuable metals that are vital to the electronics and steelmaking industries. Accordingly, these sectors and many countries have pinned their hopes on deep-sea mining to meet the growing demand for raw materials like cobalt and rare-earth elements.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations is the foremost entity devoted to advancing scientific knowledge about anthropogenic climate change. Established in 1988, the agency carries out the biggest and most internationally-recognised peer reviewed process in the scientific community on climate change.
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More than half the city will be under 1.2 metres of flood waters by the end of this century if action is not taken now
Stopping Jakarta sinking cannot happen overnight, but the city is finally taking the action needed to stop groundwater extraction
The share price of The Metals Company fell by 90% in the 12 months following its Initial Public Offering and major investors are abandoning it, but those are not the only reasons for investors to steer clear of deep-sea mining, according to warnings from the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) involves releasing certain minerals into the ocean, sparking a chemical reaction that enables the seawater to trap more CO₂ from the air and mitigating, albeit temporarily, ocean acidification.
New AI algorithm could level the playing field for countries with historically “data poor” fisheries, quickly generating a highly accurate snapshot of fish stock levels in coastal waters.
The odds are very high that an El Niño event will form this summer, hastening climate change and altering global weather patterns.
rePurpose Global and The Ocean Cleanup launch new alliance of leading plastic waste solutionists dedicated to empowering informed policymaking