Latest Rising sea levels News

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather. Climate-related losses have hit albatrosses off the Hawaiian islands,...

Gov DeSantis proposes over $1.5B for environmental projects

Nov. 16, 2021 17:58 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday proposed spending more than $1.5 billion for Everglades restoration, coastal resiliency efforts and other environmental projects in the coming state budget. The governor outlined the proposed environmental...

Damp Jersey Shore town ponders a fix for 'sunny day' floods

Nov. 13, 2021 08:43 AM EST

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — An elite but often-underwater beach town at the Jersey Shore is looking for its own solutions to back bay flooding, deciding it can't wait for state and federal officials to agree on a fix. Bay Head is studying options to prevent, or at least...

Frustration, defiance in village to be abandoned to the sea

Nov. 11, 2021 12:53 PM EST

FAIRBOURNE, Wales (AP) — Like many others who came to Fairbourne, Stuart Eves decided the coastal village in northern Wales would be home for life when he moved here 26 years ago. He fell in love with the peaceful, slow pace of small village life in this community of about 700 residents,...

Charleston, Savannah see abnormally high tides during storm

Nov. 07, 2021 12:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm off the Southeast coast combined with periodic higher tides Sunday, causing coastal flooding that approached levels rarely seen outside of hurricanes along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, officials said. Scientists have said...

Virginia Beach OKs $568 million bond to fend off rising seas

Nov. 03, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

Voters in Virginia Beach have approved one of the larger bonds in the U.S. to pay for infrastructure projects to guard against rising seas and intensifying hurricanes, suggesting that more Americans are finally willing to spend tax dollars to adapt to climate change. ...

Bangladesh's villages bear the brutal cost of climate change

Nov. 03, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

SHYAMNAGAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With each tide, Abdus Satter watches the sea erode a little more of his life. His village of Bonnotola in southwestern Bangladesh, with its muddy roads and tin-roofed houses, was once home to over 2,000 people. Most were farmers like the...

"Major cities really matter": Mayors demand climate action

Nov. 02, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On a train hurtling toward Glasgow, the mayors of Seattle and Freetown, Sierra Leone, greeted each other like long lost sisters, bonded by years of Zoom calls and collaboration in the fight against climate change. They lead cities on different...

Faith groups increasingly join fight against climate change

Nov. 02, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

POINTE-AUX-CHENES, Louisiana (AP) — On a boat ride along a bayou that shares the name of his Native American tribe, Donald Dardar points to a cross marking his ancestors’ south Louisiana burial ground — a place he fears will disappear. He points to the partly...

'Ordinary people suffer most': China farms face climate woes

Nov. 02, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

JIAOZUO, China (AP) — Wang Yuetang’s sneakers sink into the mud of what was once his thriving corn and peanut farm as he surveys the damage done by an unstable climate. Three months after torrential rains flooded much of central China’s Henan province, stretches of...