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Sea-Level Rise Claims Five Islands

By Simon Albert 2016-06-07 12:49:27

By Simon Albert of the University of Queensland, Australia, and colleagues Sea-level rise, erosion and coastal flooding are some of the greatest challenges facing humanity from climate change. Recently at least five reef islands in the remote Solomon Islands have been lost completely to sea-level rise and coastal erosion, and a further six islands have been severely eroded. These islands lost to the sea range in size from one to five hectares. They supported dense tropical vegetation that was at...

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