Surfing from / September, 2012

Venice Lagoon Research Indicates Rapid Climate Change in Coastal Regions

Researchers believe that this is partly as a result of a process known as the ‘urban heat island effect’; where regions experiencing rapid industrial and urban expansion produce vast amounts of heat, making the area warmer than its surroundings.

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Climate Change: Fish Species Are Expected To Shrink

Scientists argue that failure to control greenhouse gas emissions will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems than previously thought.

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Environmentalism Is Not About Being Rich Or Poor

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Sep
29

Researchers from Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences compared surveys from 78 nations in conducting the most comprehensive analysis yet of the relationship between income and environmental attitudes.

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Great Barrier Reef Is Heating Up

The waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are getting warmer, satellite measurements show, which spells bad news for the myriad creatures that dwell in this rain forest of the ocean.

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Midnight Sand Markets Flourish Post Ban, Andhra Pradesh State, India

News, Sand Mining
Sep
28

The midnight-to-morning sand market (a routine feature every night) had customers jostling and haggling for the best deal, some even indulging in panic buying with traders hard selling that sand supply from neighbouring states would stop in a few days… And sky is the limit for a ton of sand.

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Boom Time For Illegal Sand Mining, Kerala State, India

News, Sand Mining
Sep
28

With the coastal city of Kozhikode’s construction sector flourishing, illegal sand mining and misuse of sand passes have spawned a multi-crore business, setting off a range of social, legal and environmental issues.

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Sumatra Quake in April Tied to Sea Floor Changes

News
Sep
28

The sequence of huge earthquakes that struck off the coast of Sumatra in April may signal the creation of a new tectonic plate boundary.

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Plastic Debris Reaches Southern Ocean, Previously Thought To Be Pristine

News, Pollution
Sep
27

The first traces of plastic debris have been found in what was thought to be the pristine environment of the Southern Ocean, according to a study released in London by the French scientific research vessel Tara.

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Salt Marsh Carbon May Play Role in Slowing Climate Warming

A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in slowing the rate of climate change, according to a new study led by a University of Virginia environmental scientist.

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