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Coastal marshes provide valuable protection for coastal communities from storm-induced wave, flood, and structural loss in a changing climate

1/28/2023 - By www.nature.com Abstract Wetlands such as tidal marshes and mangroves are known to buffer coastal communities from wave, flood, and structural loss during storms. Coastal communities and resource managers seek to understand the ecosystem service value of coastal wetlands for reducing storm-induced flood loss in a changing climate. A recent… SEE MORE
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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/9/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. [caption id="attachment_44411" align="alignnone" width="682"] Doug Dolde aka Doug Dolde at en.wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia… SEE MORE
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Five Questions to Help You Understand Hurricanes and Climate Change

12/26/2022 - By nasa.gov The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, and NASA scientists are working with partners at NOAA, FEMA and other organizations to help communities prepare for these storms and respond to their aftermath. To gain a better understanding of how hurricanes are intensifying and becoming stronger in the face of… SEE MORE
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Predicting Winners and Losers in a Warming Arctic

12/20/2022 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Habitat for key prey species may shrink dramatically if climate change continues on its current trajectory, new research shows. [caption id="attachment_44256" align="alignnone" width="553"] NOAA FIsheries, A basket star on the Alaska seafloor. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.[/caption] By the end of this century, Arctic ocean bottom temperatures may be too… SEE MORE