The Earth has gained coastal land equivalent to the size of Jamaica in the past 30 years with man-made construction outpacing erosion caused by rising sea levels, mapping data showed on Thursday.

Earth's surface gained 115,000 km2 of water and 173,000 km2 of land over the past 30 years, including 20,135 km2 of water and 33,700 km2 of land in coastal areas. Here, we analyse the gains and losses through the Deltares Aqua Monitor — an open tool that detects land and water changes around the globe.

The rapid rise in sea level and global warming has forced the residents of a tiny native American village to abandon their ancestral home and move to the mainland.

Shishmaref residents decided to leave island rather than add more defenses against coastal erosion but community may not be able to afford $180m move

The Odisha government on Wednesday said it would check the sea erosion in Puri coast through natural process and avoid constructing any structure on the beach which will mar the beauty of the coast

Bhubaneswar: Experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai on Sunday advised the government to put in place geo-synthetic sand tubes along the Puri beach to protect its shoreline from er

The authorities of Munroe Thuruth Gram Panchayat, under which these islands fall, and political activists have sought assistance from global conservation organisations to deal with the "alarming" s

Odisha has successfully deployed geo-synthetic tubes along its coast to tackle sea erosion.

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has proposed restrictions on house construction by fisherfolk in coastal buffer zone, as a preventive measure to avoid damage to life and property.

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