Surfing from / January, 2014

Oil Drilling on US Arctic Coast Put on Ice

Oil companies’ rush to find reserves off Alaska’s Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region, and possibly withdraw for good.

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Great Barrier Reef Authority Approves Dredging And Dumping To Expand Port

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved a proposal to dump dredge spoil (about 3 million cubic meters 106 million cubic feet) from the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion in the Marine Park area.

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Kenya Turns Flip-Flops Into Art – In Pictures

Discarded plastic shoes litter beaches across the world, but environmental project is transforming them into animal ornaments and jewellery

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Nile Delta Disappearing Beneath the Sea

In a report released last September, the IPCC predicts a sea level rise of 28 to 98 centimetres by 2100. Even by the most conservative estimate, this would destroy 12.5 percent of Egypt’s cultivated areas and displace about eight million people, or nearly 10 percent of the population. But it is not just rising sea levels that threaten Egypt’s northern coast, the delta itself is sinking.

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12-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil Found In A California School Ground

A whale fossil that’s been sitting on the grounds of a Southern California school may be a previously unknown species. The fossil is a skull embedded in a boulder.

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Living Cold-Water Coral Reef Discovered Off Greenland

By sheer coincidence, Canadian researchers have discovered a reef of living cold-water corals in southern Greenland. There are several species of coral in Greenland, but this is the first time that an actual reef has been found.

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Hawaii Lawmakers Call For Changes After Molasses Spill

News, Pollution
Jan
29

Hawaii lawmakers are responding to last year’s molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor by suggesting any fines or settlements the state collects for ocean spills be put toward restoring coral reefs.

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Officials Says Duncans Bay Sand-Mining Operation Legal

News, Sand Mining
Jan
27

Land developer and former member of parliament for North Trelawny Keith Russell has defended his sand-mining operation in the upscale Duncan’s Bay Beach area of the parish, while locals remain concerned that the removal of sand from the area could result in the erosion of the beach.

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Six Decades of a Warming Earth, NASA Video

This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013.

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