GLOBAL NEWS-As it Happens

Today is Wed, 02 Sep 2015

A 2012 study by the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that ocean levels on the U.S. Atlantic coast are rising three times faster than the global average. The Northeast "hotspot" includes the coastline from Cape Hatteras, N.C., to Boston. Major American cities are at greater risk for increased flooding and storm damage.

As the world warms and seas rise, some spots are expected to take the brunt of the higher ocean levels, while others may not see such a deluge, new research by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reveals.

The study homed

in on one "hotspot," where sea levels are rising more than three times faster than the global average: the 621-mile (1,000-kilometer) stretch along the eastern United States' Atlantic coast.

From Cape Hatt

eras, N.C., to north of Boston, Mass., tide-gauge records reveal sea levels have increased on average about 0.08 inches (2 millimeters) per year from 1950 to 2009. Globally, meanwhile, sea levels have increased about 0.02 inches (0.6 millimeter) per year during that window.

Which cities are most at risk? Click the link to find out.

Email Subscription

Get Daily Updates

Skymed Newsletter
Subscribe Now!

News Calendar

September 2015
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4

News in Pictures

A British tourist was astonished when sizzling temperatures made the vehicle melt in Italy. John Westbrook captured an amazing video of the car when it started to drip as temperatures hit 37C in the coastal town of Caorle in northern Italy.

Car MELTS in killer European heatwave

Keep In Touch

Website Visitors

Today133
Yesterday167
This week516
This month300

02 September 2015

Who Is Online

Guests : 21 guests online
English French German Russian Spanish

Skymed Videobox

Loading Player...
Watching: Fire in the Sky-Global Meteor Invasion
Loading...

Go to top