River Deltas Are Running Out of Land

Delta of Mississippi River in Louisiana seen from space – contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from ESA

Millions of people live on river deltas, occupying land that exists in the delicate balance between a river’s push and the ocean’s pull. Deltas are inherently transient, but according to a new study, many may be even more precarious than once thought, with unexpectedly high levels of land loss threatening to submerge these low-lying landscapes.

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