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Despite rising seas, these resilient islands are not disappearing

Despite rising seas, these resilient islands are not disappearing

Despite fears that low-lying tropical islands would be early victims of rising sea levels, recent research reveals many islands are stable, with some even expanding.

Raymond Zhong reports for The New York Times.

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Rising tides: French Polynesian atoll threatened by climate change

Located in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is made up of over 100 islands, some of which are comprised of ring-shaped coral reefs called atolls. These are particularly susceptible to climate change.

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Hundreds of Pacific Islands are getting bigger despite global warming

New research says hundreds of islands in the Pacific are growing in land size, even as climate change-related sea level rises threaten the region.
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The complicated truth of climate change in the Marshall Islands

Not all islands are sinking. We can fight global warming while acknowledging the wonder of the natural world.
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