Sea Level Rise News
Australian Rodent is the First Mammal to Go Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change , Report Says
An Australian rodent may have become the first victim of extinction as a result of human-caused climate change , researchers in Queensland said in a new study . Populations of the Bramble Cay melomys , a mosaic-tailed rat found only on a small reef island at the northern tip of the Great Barrier
Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Colin Approaches Florida
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Colin hitting the state, and residents are preparing for serious flooding throughout the Gulf Coast region. Colin, which is gaining in speed and strength as it travels in a northeasterly direction, has become the
Third of North American Birds Said to Face Extinction Due to Climate Change , Other Man-Made Factors
A new report published by North American Bird Conservation Initiative says that 37 percent of all migratory bird species on the continent are at risk of extinction due to a myriad of harmful environmental factors including climate change , sea-level rise, land development and oil spills. The report
'Break Free' Climate Change Protests Across the US Result in Arrests
At least 57 climate change activists were arrested in conjunction with the so-called "Break Free" protests against the use of fossil fuel. The bulk of the arrests took place in Washington state this morning, when 52 activists were cited for trespassing on railroad tracks, according to the Skagit
Five Solomon Islands Disappear Into the Pacific Ocean as a Result of Climate Change
Five of the Solomon Islands have submerged underwater and six more have experienced a dramatic reduction in shoreline due to man-made climate change, according to a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The Solomon Islands, a sovereign country consisting of a network of
'GMA' Flies Drone Into Icelandic Sinkhole
A daring team of elite ice climbers venture down into an ice sinkhole, thousands of feet deep, in Iceland's Breidamerkurjokull glacier.
Scientists Uncover Dolphin Fossils That May Provide Hints About Ancient Sea Level Rise
An ancient dolphin skull and shoulder fossil discovered off the coast of Panama in 2011 may hold the keys to prehistoric climate change . New details about Isthminia panamensis -- a newly discovered dolphin genus and species -- was published in the scientific journal “PeerJ” this week after years
Scientists Uncover Dolphin Fossils That May Provide Hints to Ancient Sea Level Rise
Smithsonian scientists believe a newly discovered dolphin fossil may provide clues to prehistoric climate change and evolution.
Protesters Dangling From Portland Bridge Blocking Oil Ship
Greenpeace protesters are blocking a Shell oil ship from leaving port in Portland, Oregon for oil drilling in the Artic.