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How Wetlands Respond to Sea Level Rise
December 6, 2013 | National Science Foundation

“Thanks to an intricate system of feedbacks, wetlands are remarkably good at building up soils to outpace sea level rise.” Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.

Related: Interactive Sea Level Rise Maps


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Coastlines Under Sea Level Rise
May 28, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience
Laura Guertin has posted an interesting essay with images titled: "Coastal Processes and Environments Under Sea-Level Rise and Changing Climate: Science to Inform Management" on the Speaking of Geoscience blog.

Sea Level Rise and Sinking Land
December 12, 2013 | USGS
"Communities and coastal habitats in the southern Chesapeake Bay region face increased flooding because, as seawater levels are rising in the bay, the land surface is also sinking. A USGS report concludes that intensive groundwater withdrawals are a major cause of the sinking land, or 'land subsidence', that contributes to flooding risks in the region." Quoted from the USGS press release. Related: Maps of Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise on the California Coast
January 14, 2014 | University of Southern California
"Los Angeles, a metropolis perched on the edge of a coast, can expect to experience sea level rise of as much as two feet due by 2050 due to climate change, according to current projections." Quoted from the USC press release.


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