Surfing from / June, 2011

Our Expanding Oceans, and Global Climate Change: A Primer

Our Expanding Oceans exhibit is based on a new book, “Global Climate Change: A Primer,” written by renowned climate scientist Orrin Pilkey and son Keith Pilkey. To visually emphasize the effects of climate change, the book is illustrated with Mary Edna Fraser’s striking batik paintings. The exhibit featuring over 50 batiks on silk, opened at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Testing The Waters and The US Beaches

News, Pollution
Jun
30

NRDC’s annual survey of water quality and public notification at U.S. beaches finds that the number of beach closings and advisories in 2010 reached 24,091, the second-highest level since NRDC began tracking these events 21 years ago.

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Sand Dredging Operations Of “Unprecedented Scale,” Cambodia

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News, Sand Mining
Jun
29

Sand dredgers have resumed operations of “unprecedented scale” in Koh Kong province’s salt-water estuaries since May, after a drop-off in dredging activities as a result of a 2009 sand-export ban.

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Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F

The climate of the 2000s is about 1.5 degree F warmer than the 1970s.

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Weird Mini Tsunami Hits England’s Coast

News
Jun
29

There were no earthquakes in the region at the time of the tsunami, according to the British Geological Survey and the tsunami was likely the result of an underwater landslide.

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Report From Japan: No News Is Good News?

Controlling information flow in a crisis is crucial to its outcome. So it is no surprise that much information received about how the crisis at Fukushima unfolded has been kept away from traditional and social media as long as possible… Meanwhile people, environment and marine life along Fukushima coast, are still soaking up radiation.

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Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Georgia and the Carolinas beckon curious beachcombers with over 600 miles of wave-swept Atlantic coastline. These beaches offer more than a sandy stroll amidst stunning scenery, they are alive! A book by Blair and Dawn Witherington.

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Sinkhole Swallows South-East Queensland Beach

News
Jun
27

A giant sinkhole up to 100m long and 50m deep has opened up on a south-east Queensland beach, Australia.

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Australia’s Ningaloo coast Gets Unesco’s World Heritage Listing

Celebrate, News
Jun
26

The Ningaloo coast in Western Australia covers 708,350 hectares of coastal waters and land, including one of the longest near-shore reefs in the world, and is home to rare wildlife including whale sharks and sea turtles.

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