Devastating barrier island storms can help wildlife thrive

Storms that change the landscape on barrier islands may devastate human infrastructure, but they can also create opportunities for wildlife to thrive.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
today ~6 min

Northeast ‘ghost forests’ multiply as waters rise

"Ghost forests" filled with dead trees are becoming a growing phenomenon in parts of the Northeast. New research offers two explanations.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2021 ~5 min

Drowning salt marshes threaten coastal communities

Salt marshes act as barriers against storm surges and natural disasters for coastal communities. But rising sea levels are breaking them down.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Sunny-day flooding linked to sea level, moon orbit

A pattern among the moon, sun, and sea level could help predict sunny-day flooding, say researchers.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~4 min