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Coastal Defense Tool Wins United Nations AwardMangroves Protecting Corals from Climate ChangeScience Preparing Communities for TsunamisOcean Warming Affecting Florida ReefsProject assesses climate change impacts on Pacific atollsNatural Methane Seepage on U.S. Atlantic Ocean MarginAssesing wetland change and vulnerabilityScience brings clarity to shifting shoresMay / June issue of <i>Sound Waves</i> available online

Coastal Defense Tool Wins United Nations Award

The application won the top scientific award for addressing disaster and resilience planning.

Mangroves Protecting Corals from Climate Change

Reef corals are finding refuge from warming seawater temperatures, solar radiation and ocean acidification in an unlikely place

Science Preparing Communities for Tsunamis

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Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs

Increased Temperatures Spell Trouble for Corals

Project assesses climate change impacts on Pacific atolls

As sea level continues to rise, storm-wave-induced overwash and inundation threaten infrastructure and freshwater resources

Natural Methane Seepage on U.S. Atlantic Ocean Margin

Widespread sea floor methane seepage on US Atlantic margin possibly related to gas hydrate breakdown.

Assesing wetland change and vulnerability

Integrating wetlands into coastal-change hazard assessments for a more comprehensive look at coastal ecosystem vulnerabilities.

Science brings clarity to shifting shores

A new online tool that interactively serves up past, present and future coastal hazards can help communities improve their resilience

May / June issue of Sound Waves available online

Cover story: Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards in the Northeastern Caribbean - Insights from the Nautilus Expedition

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Houses in Rodanthe, North Carolina, are left in the waves at the oceanThe July / August 2014 cover story: Science Brings Clarity to Shifting Shores—The USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal
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