3.25.2010

A Disputed Island Disappears

New Moore Island in the Bay of Bengal had been claimed by both Bangladesh and India for decades. Now, that territory is no longer up for grabs:

New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said.

"What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Hazra.


Read the full story here at Yahoo! News. As the article notes, Bangladesh is one of the countries most at risk because of rising sea levels.

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