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Why Durban only got two Blue Flag beaches

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Durban was the first South African city to implement the international Blue Flag program.

Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

A new method for observing water within ice has revealed stored meltwater that may explain the complex flow behavior of some Greenland glaciers, an important component for predicting sea-level rise in a changing climate.

Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world’s coldest place

A lot of what’s happening to sea level starts at the poles, where that ice is either liberated or sequestered … melted or frozen. NASA’s “Operation IceBridge” flies planes to Antarctica from South America to study how fast that continent’s ice is melting.

NOAA Reviews Early Imagery from Hurricane Michael, Stands By to Respond


In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is reviewing early imagery to begin identifying potential pollution sources, such as displaced vessels and containers.

Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

A New IFC Vision for Greening Banks in Emerging Markets

This past fiscal year, 36 percent of our own accounts and mobilization supported climate-smart projects — up from 12 percent a decade ago. Since May, we have been applying a carbon price to all project finance investments in the cement, chemicals, and thermal power sectors, at $40-80 per metric ton…Yet we should do more.

Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida’s victims: toxic red tide

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Biologists fear that the storm surge carried with it red tide toxins that can cause respiratory distress and flu-like symptoms.

‘There’s nothing left here anymore’: Hurricane Michael takes the town of Mexico Beach


Mexico Beach, Florida, is not just destroyed. For the most part, it’s not there anymore.

Why the current hurricane rating system needs to be scrapped

For decades, hurricanes have been rated on a scale of 1 to 5 based solely on a storm’s wind speeds. But as recent hurricanes show, a tropical cyclone’s winds often tell us little about its real threats — coastal storm surge and precipitation-driven flooding.

Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town

Similar challenges are sprouting up along the coast, and the golden sands and beach properties that define the state at risk.

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