Surfing from / May, 2012

Plastic Bag: A Short History Of The Ubiquitous Sack

News, Pollution
May
31

With Los Angeles preparing to become the largest city in the nation to ban plastic grocery bags, a short history of the ubiquitous sack.

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State of the Sea at the Start of Hurricane Season

News
May
31

The 2012 hurricane season in North and Central America arrives with a muddled outlook. Sea surface temperatures are not particularly warm or cool, and the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA announced, that it is expecting a near-normal season, with nine to fifteen named storms and four to eight hurricanes. Regardless of the predictions, the key to hurricane season is vigilance. “The important issue is hurricane preparedness along the coasts…”

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Opposites Attract: Where Desert Meets Water

Inform
May
31

On the western edge of the Asian country of Turkmenistan, a vast desert meets the world’s most expansive inland water body, the Caspian Sea.

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Coastal N.C Counties Fighting Sea Level Rise Prediction

State lawmakers are considering a measure that would limit how North Carolina prepares for sea-level rise, which many scientists consider one of the surest results of climate change.

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Marshes Hold Clues of Ancient Hurricanes

Friday marks the beginning of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Cue the groans, the crossed fingers and the hope that mad rushes for plywood and batteries will wait for another year. Many of you are probably wondering what’s the chance that you will get hit this year.

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Discovery of Historical Photos Sheds Light On Greenland Ice Loss

A chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement is providing new insight into how Greenland glaciers are melting today.

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Pacific bluefin tuna transport Fukushima-derived radionuclides from Japan to California

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away, the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance…

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Homeowners allowed to grow size of temporary retaining walls

Owners of condominiums threatened by erosion in North Topsail Beach are going bigger to protect their property from the encroaching Atlantic Ocean.

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Thousands of shellfish found dead in Peru

Thousands of crustaceans were found dead off the coast of Lima following the mystery mass death of dolphins and pelicans, the Peruvian Navy said.

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