Blogs Oceans & Coasts

Waterspout Video: Perhaps It Was Time to Ditch Camera

  • Published: May 17th, 2012

A mesmerizing waterspout off the Louisiana coast quickly turns into a frightening event on land for a resident of Grand Isle.

Long-Range Ice Forecast: Things Could Get Very Grim

  • Published: May 14th, 2012

The likely increase in sea level by 2100 now stands at 3 feet, with worst-case scenarios going as high as 6 feet.

Image of the Day: Solar Ship Circumnavigates the Globe

  • Published: May 11th, 2012

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the first vehicle to circumnavigate the globe using solely solar power.

The Supermoon is Coming! Do Not Panic!

  • Published: May 5th, 2012

This weekend's "Supermoon" is bigger & brighter than the average full Moon: it's worth a look if you've got clear skies.

Why Groundwater is Another Sea Level Rise Concern

  • Published: May 4th, 2012

Sea level rise threatens to cause groundwater-related problems in coastal communities, such as New Haven, CT

After Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, U.S. Flying Blind

  • Published: May 2nd, 2012

Sea level rise and storm-driven waves could overcome flood defenses of coastal nuclear plants & energy facilities.

Image of the Day: Islands Monitored for Climate Change

  • Published: Apr 28th, 2012

Scientists have selected about 30 islands in the Mediterranean as biodiversity hotspots to monitor climate change.

Image of the Day: ‘Come See Glaciers Before They Melt’

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2012

"Come see the ice caps before they melt" is a grim reminder of climate change, but it's helped Greenland's tourism.