Earth's Crust Beneath Mississippi Delta Sinks Slower Than Previously Thought

The Earth’s crust which lies beneath the Mississippi Delta in North America sinks at a much slower rate than had previously been thought, according to new research published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The findings were arrived at by comparing detailed sea-level reconstructions from different portions of coastal Louisiana. “The findings demonstrate the

Good and Bad News Equals Bad News for Chesapeake Bay

Sea levels are rising worldwide and many coastal communities will soon begin planning — if they haven’t already — for the need to relocate and deal with the encroaching sea waters. However, sea level rise is not just the result of the polar ice caps melting, as Chesapeake Bay is in the midst of finding

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