Surfing from / August, 2011

Kelp Farming Is On Its Way

The Norwegian coastline, including all its islands, is twice as long as the Equator, thus possesses huge areas suitable for cultivating seaweed and kelp, and could provide two billion litres of kelp-based fuel a year, in a 15 million tons worldwide kelp-based industry. However, stricts quotas would need to be implemented as kelp forests are important nursery and feeding grounds for a wide range of invertebrates and fish…

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Greenpeace calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Greenpeace called on the Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after a Greenpeace radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety standards.

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Irene Aftermaths : Floodings And Deaths

News
Aug
30

Causing unprecedented flooding in several states, post-tropical storm Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities are warning that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern states. USGS scientists are already assessing landslide potential for areas in the path of Hurricane Irene’s rainfall.

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USGS In the Surge Sampling for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides

News
Aug
29

As Hurricane Irene has left her mark along the East Coast, USGS crews are sampling water for pesticides, E. coli, nutrients, and sediment to document water quality in areas affected by the hurricane.

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Toxic Algae Still Turns Brittany’s Beaches Green

News, Pollution
Aug
29

One year after the French Government launched a National Plan Against Green Algae, toxic seaweed which have accumulated on beaches in Brittany, are still causing great problems along the country’s coastlines. All summer long, there have been constant and costly efforts to remove tons of toxic algae from beaches, but no sooner than the seaweed is removed, more grows.

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Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Personnel from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) are actively surveying the North Carolina coast following the passage of Hurricane Irene. Center Director Dr. Rob Young completed a surveillance flight of the northern Outer Banks Sunday morning and filed a first report of storm impacts.

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Typhoon Nanmadol

News
Aug
29

After batterring and flooding Taiwan and the Philippines, Nammadol typhoon is now on its way to the southern part of Fujian province, China where red warnings, the highest level on the Chinese typhoon scale, have been issued.

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NYC appears to escape the worst as Irene roars in

News
Aug
28

Under its first hurricane warning in a quarter-century, the nation’s largest city had taken extensive precautions. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, but the city appeared to escape the worst fears of urban disaster.

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Hurricane Irene surges ashore in North Carolina

News
Aug
27

Hurricane Irene blasted ashore in North Carolina on Saturday, as it moved north on a track to batter major US cities. NOAA warns of extremely dangerous storm tide raising water levels by as much as 5 to 9 feet above ground level, and the surge will be accompanied by large, destructive and life-threatening waves.

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