Surfing from / March, 2013

Building a Sustainable Lobster Fishery Off Honduras

Celebrate
Mar
29

The eastern coast of Honduras is a rugged, largely undeveloped place called the Moskitia. Draped in wetland forest and punctuated by saltwater lagoons, it is home to four indigenous groups…

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Americans Back Preparation for Extreme Weather and Sea Level Rise

Images told the story: lower Manhattan in darkness, coastal communities washed away, cars floating in muck. Superstorm Sandy, a harbinger of future extreme weather intensified by climate change, caught the U.S. off guard. Going forward, Americans face a stark choice: prepare and invest now to minimize the impact of disasters such as Sandy, or deal with storms and rising sea levels when they occur.

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Rivers of blood: the dead pigs rotting in China’s water supply

News, Pollution
Mar
29

Standing on the quay, Mrs Wu jokes that there are more pigs than fish in Jiapingtang river. But she isn’t smiling…

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Community Exposure to Tsunami Hazards in California

Inform
Mar
28

Evidence of past events and modeling of potential events suggest that tsunamis are significant threats to low-lying communities on the California coast.

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Rise In Beaches Failing Safety Standards

News
Mar
28

The number of UK beaches failing to meet minimum standards for water quality has risen following last year’s wet summer.

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Hope for Galapagos Wildlife

Increasing tourism and the spread of marine invasive non-native species is threatening the unique plant and marine life around the Galapagos Islands.

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More than half of U.S. rivers unsuitable for aquatic life, EPA

More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a new nationwide survey released Tuesday.

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Scientists Link Frozen Spring To Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Climate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice.

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Pilot Whales Beached, South Africa

Six of 19 pilot whales that were stranded Sunday on a beach in the South African city of Cape Town have died and authorities said they planned to euthanize some of the surviving whales.

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