sea level rise

GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Sea levels may rise much higher, says fossil study


July 16th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Sea levels may rise much higher than previously thought, suggests a new study on fossil corals, which shows how warmer climes in the past promoted dramatic ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint cause of past sea level rises


July 12th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified what actually triggered the rapid rise of sea levels in the past, using climate and ice sheet models.The process, named 'saddle-collapse', was found ... Read more...

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Global warming will push up sea level


June 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 25 (IANS) Sea levels worldwide are expected to rise by several metres in the coming centuries if global warming continues unabated. A study by a university in The ... Read more...

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Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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Warm ocean currents cause ice loss from Antarctica


April 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves may help explain recent ice loss from Antarctica, says a new study. A team of scientists used ... Read more...

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Global warming curbs won’t prevent steep sea rise


March 21st, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Even if we manage to curb global warming to two degrees Celsius, future generations could still face a sea level rise 12 to 22 metres higher ... Read more...

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Greenland ice most vulnerable to global warming


March 12th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) The Greenland ice sheet seems to be the most vulnerable to global warming at this stage than previously estimated.The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet ... Read more...

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Hot season triggers 100 bn tonnes Greenland ice loss


December 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) According to a latest finding, an unusually hot melting season in 2010 triggered ice loss of 100 billion tonsin southern Greenland.Large portions of the island's bedrock ... Read more...

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Climate changes will be rapid if warming continues


December 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The climate may potentially change for the worse this century, triggering many metres of sea level rise, if global warming is not controlled, said an American ... Read more...

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ICTs can help Kerala adapt to climate change


November 19th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Kerala is vulnerable to long-term effects of climate change and increased use of ICTs will help in formulating a strategy to monitor, mitigate and adapt climate ... Read more...

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Scientists estimate sea level rise by studying past carbon dioxide levels


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists have found how an estimate of the sea level rise can be made by looking at atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 3 million years ago.The ... Read more...

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Melting ice in Canadian Arctic bigger player in sea-level rise


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea-level rise than scientists previously suspected, For instance, the 550,000-square-mile Canadian ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers on Arctic islands play major role in rise of sea level


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A study has found that melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought.The new ... Read more...

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Cities in developing countries ‘likelier to be hit by climate change’


April 8th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that fast-growing urban areas worldwide, especially in developing countries, will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of changing climate.An examination of urban policies ... Read more...

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Melting ice sheets largest contributor to sea level rise


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are overtaking ice loss from mountain glaciers and ice caps to become the dominant contributor to global sea level rise, ... Read more...

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Polar ice melt ‘accelerating rapidly, raising sea level’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study from University of California has suggested that the pace at which the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting is 'accelerating rapidly' and raising the ... Read more...

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68pc of beaches in New England, Mid-Atlantic region eroding: Study


February 24th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A U.S. Geological Survey report has reported that an assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England ... Read more...

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Rising seas to affect major US coastal cities by 2100


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Rising sea levels could threaten an average nine percent of the land within 180 US coastal cities by 2100, a new study says. The research, led by University ... Read more...

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Researchers map how ice sheets shrank during Ice Age


February 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Researchers have mapped for the first time how the last British ice sheet shrank during the Ice Age. The maps record the pattern and speed of shrinkage of ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet melted at record rates in 2010


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study shows that Greenland Ice Sheet set new records for melting in 2010 - the 'exceptional' season stretched up to 50 days longer than average."This past ... Read more...

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Mountain glacier melt-off to raise sea level by 12 cm by 2100


January 11th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) Melt-off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will raise global sea levels 12 cm by 2100. The largest contributors to the projected sea level rise would be ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers to contribute 12cm to world sea-level increases by 2100


January 11th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has found that melt off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will contribute about 12 centimetres to world sea-level increases by 2100.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

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Sea level rise may affect atomic plants in Tamil Nadu


November 24th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Nov 24 (IANS) The Kalpakkam atomic power station near Chennai in Tamil Nadu may have escaped the fury of the deadly tsunami six years ago, but it need not ... Read more...

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Coral bleaching will go from bad to worse in 2010: Study


November 20th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): One of the worst bleaching events on record occurred in 2005, thanks to the unusually warm waters in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, but a new ... Read more...

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India might get 1.7-2 degrees warmer by 2030


November 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India is expected to witness a 1.7-2 degrees Celsius rise in annual mean surface air temperature by 2030 due to the change in climate conditions, said a ... Read more...

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Islands flanking Mississippi ‘might vanish’ due to oil spill, sea level rise


October 30th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Researchers have warned that the islands flanking the Mississippi river might entirely disappear in the coming decades not only due to sea level rise and local subsidence but ... Read more...

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Action ‘needed to save archaeological sites threatened by rising seas’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have issued call to action for archaeological sites threatened by rising seas.Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological ... Read more...

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New IPCC report to focus on Asian monsoon issues


October 16th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) known as AR5, will focus on factors that materially affect people's lives, such as the Asian monsoon. ... Read more...

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‘Water mining’ prime culprit in rising sea levels


October 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Global warming is not the only villain in raising sea levels. Much of the swelling seas come from "water mining", the pumping of vast amounts of groundwater from ... Read more...

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Sea level monitoring ‘best way to predict impacts of climate change’


October 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): An Australian leading ocean scientist has said that more thorough sea level monitoring is needed to protect one trillion dollars (0.98 trillion U.S. dollars) worth of the ... Read more...

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Groundwater depletion rate more than doubled in recent decades: Study


September 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): After a global assessment of groundwater use, scientists have suggested that groundwater depletion has more than doubled in recent decades.Today, people are drawing so much water from below ... Read more...

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Sea levels to rise upto 70 cm by 2100


August 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Sea levels are likely to rise by 30 to 70 centimetres by 2100, even if the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to curb global warming and greenhouse ... Read more...

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Geoengineering ‘can’t just slam on the brakes’ on rising sea levels


August 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Geoengineering techniques such as space mirrors or volcanic blasts won't help curb rising sea levels unless they employ extreme measures, says a new study.The reason is that sea ... Read more...

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