Surfing from / February, 2013

Litter found in deep sea survey of one of Earth’s final unexplored realms

News, Pollution
Feb
28

A glimpse into one tiny nook of the vast ocean depths uncovered two drink cans, one bottle, and a rusty food tin.

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Sand-Mining Threatens Homes And Livelihoods In Sierra Leone

News, Sand Mining
Feb
27

Round-the-clock sand-mining on beaches within a few kilometres of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown is having a devastating effect on the coastline, destroying property, and damaging the area’s hopes of a tourism revival.

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Mauritius’ Beaches Contain Clues Pointing To Sunken Lost Continent

News
Feb
26

The beaches of Mauritius surround the island like a foamy white trim and sprinkled in the sand are clues to a lost, submerged continent. Beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean, researchers have found evidence for a landmass that would have existed between 2,000 and 85 million years ago.

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Extreme Weather Linked To Giant Waves in the Atmosphere

Extreme weather events have been on the rise in the last few decades, and man-made climate change may be causing them by interfering with global air-flow patterns, according to new research.

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Green Energy Solves Dual Crises of Poverty and Climate

Green energy is the only way to bring billions of people out of energy poverty and prevent a climate disaster, a new study reveals.

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South Street Seaport, Lower Manhattan: A ‘Ghost Town’ Months After Hurricane Sandy

News, Sandy Storm
Feb
26

The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water’s edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted, a neighborhood silenced by Superstorm Sandy.

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ISRO launches Indo-French satellite ‘SARAL’

News
Feb
25

Launched with an aim at oceanographic studies, SARAL was accompanied by six foreign mini and micro satellites onboard the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ‘s workhorse rocket PSLV.

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Maize in Diets of People in Coastal Peru Dates to 5,000 Years Ago

Inform
Feb
25

Up until now, the prevailing theory was that marine resources, not agriculture and corn, provided the economic engine behind the development of civilization in the Andean region of Peru.

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CIWEM environmental photographer of the year 2013 entries – in pictures

Outstanding images of climate change, poverty and development will go on display at an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London, from 10 April – 3 May 2013. The exhibition aims to enhance understanding of climate change and social inequality…

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Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent