"Sea level is rising along most of the U.S. coast, and around the world. In the last century, sea level rose 5 to 6 inches more than the global average along the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, because coastal lands there are subsiding.
Temperatures are expected to further raise sea level by expanding ocean water, melting mountain glaciers and small ice caps, and causing portions of Greenland and the Antarctic ice sheets to melt. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global average sea level will rise between 0.6 and 2 feet (0.18 to 0.59 meters) in the next century (IPCC, 2007)."
"A Risk of Poisoning the Deepest Wells"Last Updated on 2010-10-04 13:28:19
Source: NY Times
Title: A Risk of Poisoning the Deepest Wells
Author: Henry Fountain
Date: March 15, 2010