Surfing from / August, 2013

“We Are Fighting For Survival,” Pacific Islands Leader Warns

Pacific islanders will challenge world leaders this week to act on climate change, warning that their low-lying atolls are close to becoming uninhabitable because of rising seas and increasingly severe floods, droughts and storm surges.

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A Magnificent Waterspout In Croatia, Video

Filmed by storm-chaser/photographer Boris Basic in the historic seaside city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, the video captures the tall, thin vortex as its spins in place, connecting the ocean with the sky.

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How Oil-Degrading Bacteria Are Working At Each Part Of An Affected Coastline

Bacteria living in the Gulf of Mexico beaches were able to ‘eat up’ the contamination from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill by supplementing their diet with nitrogen, delegates at the Goldschmidt conference will be told today, Friday 30th August.

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Government Must Step In To Halt Fukushima Leaks

The Fukushima nuclear accident resulted in the largest ever accidental release of radioactivity to the oceans. Some 80% of all the radionuclides released from Fukushima ended up in the Pacific.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Likely Harmed Threatened Fish Species

News, Pollution
Aug
30

Hydraulic fracturing fluids are believed to be the cause of the widespread death or distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, after spilling from nearby natural gas well sites.

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Austral Summer Scenery, by WHOI

The sights of summer in Antarctica invariably includes ice. Researcher Emelia DeForce captured this image of a well-worn iceberg in January 2013, the height of austral summer during a cruise in early 2013.

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Where Can Coral Reefs Relocate to Escape the Heat?

The best real estate for coral reefs over the coming decades will no longer be around the equator but in the sub-tropics, new research from the University of Bristol suggests.

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Attempts To Deal With Erosion at Kailua Beach, Hawaii

News
Aug
28

Beaches are part of what makes Hawaii paradise. But due to erosion, people on this island are slowly losing some of Oahu greatest assets.

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Coastal Wildlife Species At Risk Due To Climate Change

UK coastal species such as puffins and little terns could be “seriously affected” by erosion and climate change, the National Trust has said.

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