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Rising Seas Could Inundate Coastal Cities Sooner Than Previously Thought


By Christina Procopiou – Boston and other coastal cities may want to batten down the hatches. A new study from climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Pennsylvania State University warns estimates of future sea level rise may be significantly underestimated. The real picture 100 to 500 years from now, they claim, will…

Human Impact on Earth’s Climate Ushers in New Geological Era

A large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, in April 2010. Gerald Herbert/AP

By Glynn Wilson – Homo sapiens have impacted the Earth’s climate to such a pervasive extent that scientists are urging the ushering in of a new geological era. We have now left the Holocene epoch and entered the Anthropocene, according to a new study out Thursday from the journal Science. The Holocene epoch, which scientists…