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2012

Oceans started warming 135 years ago, study suggests

ENVIRONMENT ON MSNBC

By Joseph Castro, LiveScience Staff Writer
updated 4/2/2012 12:13:35 PM ET

 

The world's oceans have been warming for more than 100 years, twice as long as previously believ ed, new research suggests.

 

The findings could help scientists better understand the Earth's record of sea-level rise, which is partly due to the expansion of water that happens as it heats up, researchers added.

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Mar

2012

Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat

The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so it can relocate islanders under threat from rising sea levels.
The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so it can relocate islanders under threat from rising sea levels.

8:59AM GMT 07 Mar 2012

 

In what could be the world's first climate-induced migration of modern times, Anote Tong, the Kiribati president, said he was in talks with Fiji's military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of freehold land on which his countrymen could be housed.

 

 

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Mar

2012

As climate changes, Louisiana seeks to lift a highway

Tim Osborn/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association -  Rising sea levels near Leeville, La., during the past 100 years have left this 1905 cemetery entirely underwater.
Tim Osborn/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association - Rising sea levels near Leeville, La., during the past 100 years have left this 1905 cemetery entirely underwater.

By Published: March 18


GOLDEN MEADOW, La.— Here on the side of Louisiana’s Highway 1, next to Raymond’s Bait Shop, a spindly pole with Global Positioning System equipment and a cellphone stuck on top charts the water’s gradual encroachment on dry land.

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