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Waikiki Beach abuts Hawaii's capital, Honolulu, on Oahu's southern shore.

Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could be engulfed by the ocean in 20 years — here’s the plan to save it

The Hawaiian coast — including tourism hub Waikiki Beach — is threatened by sea-level rise, a reality that is pushing state lawmakers to act.
A bird's eye view of the Maldives.

MIT researchers figured out how to build ‘pop-up islands’ that could save places like Hawaii from disappearing underwater

Researchers have discovered a way to build pop-up islands by harnessing a wave's energy.
Cities could see 10 to 12 feet of sea level rise by 2100.

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100

Rising sea levels threaten to submerge entire cities by the turn of the century.
The Manhattan skyline as seen from Queens.

New York’s mayor wants to spend $10 billion to save Wall Street from disastrous flooding, but some people are skeptical

Mayor Bill de Blasio just revealed a $10 billion plan to extend Manhattan's coastline by up to two city blocks.
The buildings' reflective panels change colors with the light.

New York’s $25 billion megadevelopment can withstand a superstorm or terrorist attack — even if the entire city shuts down

The $25 million Hudson Yards megadevelopment is designed to withstand disasters like hurricanes or terrorist attacks.
The average elevation of Miami is just six feet above sea level.

Miami could be underwater within 80 years, but rich people keep buying luxury waterfront homes — and local experts says there’s a simple e...

Despite warnings that rising sea levels could soon overtake Miami, wealthy home buyers are snapping up high-end real estate left and right.
Arkup's first floating home debuted in February.

A $6 million floating home that can withstand Category 4 hurricanes is now a reality. Take a look inside.

The housing startup Arkup built its first floating home that can withstand rising sea levels and Category 4 hurricanes.
The Bramble cay melomys weighed less than an avocado and dined on plants and possibly the occasional turtle egg.

Meet the first species to go extinct because of climate change — it was tiny, cute, and fluffy

The Australian government officially declared the Bramble cay melomys extinct. It's arguably the first animal to go extinct due to climate change.
A gigantic cavity nearly 1,000 feet tall is growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica.

There’s a cavity underneath Antarctica that’s two thirds the size of Manhattan — a sign ice sheets are melting faster than we though...

Nearly 14 billion tons of ice have melted underneath Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, leaving an almost Manhattan-sized cavity beneath the surface.
Dark clouds pass over downtown Miami.

Scientists say these 10 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

Some of the world's most popular cities could experience unbearable living conditions because of climate change.