Surfing from / September, 2013

The Gyre Expedition: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

A team of scientists, artists, and filmmakers assembled for an expedition off the coast of Alaska, exploring remote beaches to assess the impact of debris washing out of the great gyres, in the Pacific Ocean. The goal: to create art from the trash they find and raise awareness about its impact on oceans and wildlife.

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Eilat’s Corals Stand Better Chance of Resilience Than Other Sites

While the frequency of coral bleaching is globally increasing, no bleaching event has been observed in the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba, even when nominally bleaching conditions prevail.

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Sea Wolves

Sharks its seems are necessary for the ecological health of coral reefs.

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Long Island Sound Region at Night

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Sep
30

Long Island Sound is an estuary along the upper East Coast of the United States, bounded by Long Island (New York state) to the south, the coastline of Connecticut to the north, and the southeasternmost coastline of New York to the west.

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Scientists Urge Shoreline Retreat From Hawaii’s Eroding Beaches

Sea-level rise is a significant factor in the major shoreline change underway in Hawaii, where 52 to 72 percent of beaches on the chain of islands have eroded over the past century.

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IPCC Climate Report: Human Impact Is Unequivocal

The world’s leading climate scientists, said there was no longer room for doubt that climate change was occurring, and the dominant cause has been human actions in pouring greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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A New Climate Economy

The New Climate Economy project, bringing together some of the world’s foremost economic experts to examine how stronger economic performance can be supported by good climate policy.

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Earthquake Births New Island off Pakistan, NASA Images

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Sep
27

The main driving force for the emergence of islands in this part of the world is highly pressurized methane gas. Several of these islands have appeared off the 700-kilometer-long Makran coast in the past century.

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Vietnam Looks To Include Disabled People In Climate Change Action Plan

With its long coastline and large deltas, Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the growing hazards of climate change, including rising sea levels, typhoons and cyclones. However, up until now, the needs of some of the most vulnerable people, people with disabilities, have not been included, say activists.

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