Rising sea levels threaten changes to Canadian coast

08/10/2011 | Nunatsiaq News (Nunavut)

Increasing sea levels in the Nunavut territory of Canada are changing the coastline and threatening to restrict travel in the area, researchers have found. The sea level is expected to increase by as much as 80 centimeters near Iqaluit by 2010, said Natural Resources Canada geographer Donald Forbes. Ice has piled up on beaches in one area, and rising sandbars are creating hazards for sea travel in the Hudson Bay, he noted.

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