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A turning point for estuaries worldwide

As estuarine barriers are built in response to sea level rise, flooding, and salinization, more research is needed to better understand their implications for human activities and ecosystems.
Chesapeake Bay cleanup stalls

Chesapeake Bay cleanup stalls as blue crabs drop and pollutants remain

A new report on the Chesapeake Bay gave the watershed a score of 32 out of 100, finding little overall progress in reclaiming its waters.

Amplify Energy cashed out cleanup fund while racking up violations

Amplify Energy cashed out cleanup fund while racking up violations

Before Amplify Energy made headlines for its ruptured pipeline that spewed oil into Southern California ocean waters, the company's owners fought to change its obligation to maintain federally mandated funds for plugging abandoned offshore wells.

Threats to seagrass costs NC’s economy
coastalreview.org

Threats to seagrass could cost NC’s economy millions

A new report from Duke University and NC State estimates economic losses associated with the decline of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary could total $8.6 million in 10 years.
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vozdeguanacaste.com

Sea level in Tamarindo could rise almost three feet in 80 years

By the year 2090, the estuary and mangroves that divide Tamarindo from Playa Grande will be flooded under at least another meter (about 3 feet) of water.

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Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk
www.yaleclimateconnections.org

Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk

Rising seas pose threats to wildlife habitat, and many species are losing important habitat for critical life functions such as nesting.
Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds
www.latimes.com

Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds

Salt marshes along the entire West Coast could disappear by 2110, according to a new study by a team of scientists led by the U.S. Geological Survey. The research quantifies for the first time the fate of this entire ecosystem on the West Coast, based on current projections of sea level rise.
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