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Orange Folds; By Bill Sutton

Orange Folds, is an image from Bill Sutton.

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Pongara Beach, Gabon; By Andrew G. Cooper & Orrin H. Pilkey

Gabon is on the equatorial coast of West Africa between the Congo and Niger deltas, surrounded by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north and Congo to the south and east. Gabon has a long, sandy coast backed in most cases by a dense tropical rainforest. Elephants, buffalos, various antelopes, monkeys, pythons and even leopards leave their trails on the beach.

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As sea level rises, Hudson River wetlands may expand

In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, scientists studying New York’s Hudson River estuary have forecast new tidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more wetland area by the year 2100.

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Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

A number of Alaska Native villages have been impacted so severely by these climate-induced threats, they have decided to relocate. Yet there is no agency designated to pay for and help implement an entire community’s move.

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New study shows impact of human-made structures on Louisiana’s coastal wetlands

As Louisiana’s wetlands continue to disappear at an alarming rate, a new study has pinpointed the human-made structures that disrupt the natural water flow and threaten these important ecosystems. The findings have important implications for New Orleans and other coastal cities that rely on coastal wetlands to serve as buffer from destructive extreme weather events.

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Seagrass a crucial weapon against coastal erosion

Erosion, Inform
Jun
27

Seagrass beds help prevent coastal erosion in a number of ways, including by stabilising sediment in the ocean.

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Thirty Million, a documentary from Raw Cinematics

Thirty Million People. A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals. Thirty Million is a 35 minute documentary on the effects sea-level rise and climate change will have on the people of Bangladesh.

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Bill Marks Shoals as Sources for Beach Sand, NC

Senate leaders hit the brakes last week on a fast-moving set of amendments to state environmental laws with several coastal-related provisions, including one that would for the first time target North Carolina’s three great capes as a sources of sand for beach re-nourishment.

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Day at the beach leaves Texas man with flesh-eating bacteria

News, Pollution
Jun
27

Vibrio bacteria live naturally in certain coastal waters and are present in higher concentrations between May and October when water temperatures are warmer. When ingested, it can lead to an illness in humans called fibrosis.

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An expanded Panama Canal opens for giant ships

A mammoth ship bearing 9,472 containers, on Sunday will become the first vessel to officially pass through the new expanded Panama Canal, a $5.25 billion project designed to modernize a 102-year-old landmark. Others worry about the ability of the nearly 300 canal pilots to safely guide the new giant ships through the snug locks and channels.

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