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Coastal Care 2013: In Numbers and Achievements

Our deepest gratitude and thanks to our immensely talented and highly inspiring contributors of 2013.
— Santa Aguila Foundation.

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King Tides A Preview Of Coming Sea Rise

Sea levels off the California coast will rise up to 2 feet by 2050 and up to 5.5 feet by 2100, scientific research suggests. Already, sea levels have risen in San Francisco by 8 inches over the past century.

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When Two Become One

Inform
Dec
30

Volcanic activity along the western edge of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” gave rise to a small island adjacent to Nishino-shima, the summit of a massive submarine volcano that last erupted and expanded in 1973–74. Ongoing eruptions have caused the new island to grow, and the two islands may soon fuse into one.

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Counting Whales In Hawaii Might Be One Of The Best Volunteer Program Ever

An estimated 10,000 humpback whales are returning to the shallow, warm waters of Hawaii right now, and with them comes the coolest volunteer opportunity in the country.

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How Plastic Pollution Can Carry Flame Retardants Into Your Sushi

News, Pollution
Dec
29

Plastic debris litters aquatic habitats globally, the majority of which is microscopic (< 1 mm), and is ingested by a large range of species. Even plastics that contain no toxic substances themselves, such as polyethylene, the most widely used plastic, found in packaging and tons of other products, can serve as a medium for poisons to coalesce from the marine environment.

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Sun Is Not A Key Driver Of Climate Change

Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows.

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St Vincent And the Grenadines Declared A Disaster Zone

News
Dec
27

St Vincent and the Grenadines has been declared a level two disaster zone, following the heavy rainfall resulting from a low level trough system on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

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Scientists Anticipated Size and Location of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake

News
Dec
26

Scientists using GPS to study changes in Earth’s shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.

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Rivers and Tides, Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2001)

Andy Goldsworthy
Celebrate, Films
Dec
25

If world reknown artist Andy Goldsworthy’s humility in the face of change reminds us that all is vanity, his playfulness also reminds us that a fervent engagement in the moment is in its own way infinite… A deeply moving film, shot in four countries and across four seasons…

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