Rising Seas Threaten Coastal Ecosystems

17,000 years ago, lower sea levels allowed walking from Russia to America and Australia to Tasmania.

Today, human-caused global warming is causing sea levels to rise over a meter per century.

New study in Nature examines how coastal ecosystems adapted during the last Ice Age.

Mangroves, marshes, and coral reefs vital for coastal protection and biodiversity.

Research suggests coastal habitats can adapt to some sea level rise, but there's a tipping point.

Mangroves found in tropical regions may struggle to survive global warming-induced flooding.

Coastal marshes in North America and Europe play a key role in erosion prevention.

Australia has one million hectares of coastal marshes facing the threat of waterlogging.

Coral reefs protect islands, but they'll vanish underwater beyond 2°C global warming.

With sea levels rising, preserving coastal habitats becomes critical for a sustainable future.

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