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A fisherman speaks with others as they prepare to cast a net in the waters near Ghoramara Island, India, on October 24, 2018.

An island in India is disappearing, but some of the last residents say they can’t afford to move away

India's Ghoramara Island is disappearing due to rising sea levels. Most residents have left, but some of the remaining 4,800 can't afford to leave.
Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City.

Internet access could be threatened by rising sea levels in as little as 15 years

New York, Miami, and Seattle are most vulnerable to internet infrastructure damage. Researchers predict that sea levels will rise by one foot over the next 15 years.

Cities around the US are flooding at high tide and on sunny days at record rates — here’s what it’s like

Tidal floods are a preview of what's to come as seas continue to rise. What happens during high tides now will happen on a regular basis in the future. Floods are expected to happen 60% more often this year than they did in the year 2000.

Antarctica’s cracking ice sheet is part of a process that could reshape the world

The global meltdown of Earth's ice sheets threatens to raise sea levels. But the details and timeline remain a mystery. Here's what we know and what we don't.

Sea levels may be rising twice as fast as we thought

A new study shows how the repurposed tool we've used for decades to measure sea level rise — tide gauges — may dramatically underestimate the coming floods.