Surfing from / March, 2014

Expanded Protection For Northern California Coastline

News
Mar
12

President Barack Obama is fulfilling a State of the Union pledge to preserve more federal lands by adding more California coastline to a national monument.

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The Sunnydale Kids, Movie

“We can’t pretend to fix all of the problems inner city kids face. What we can do is give them a fun day out…”

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Should Coastal Britain Surrender To The Tides?

Erosion, Inform
Mar
11

Ferocious recent storms have destroyed natural landmarks and placed communities at risk. But simply patching up our defences won’t work. Our coast is changing, and we must change with it.

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Kerala Throttling its Golden Goose

Kerala’s backwaters, a tourist hotspot, are made up of a 1,500-km waterway network of canals, lagoons, lakes and rivers that run parallel to the Arabian Sea and are fed by both saline and fresh water, contributing to a unique ecosystem. Many areas in these wetlands are below sea level, allowing sea water to flow inwards.

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Fukushima Operator May Have To Dump Contaminated Water Into Pacific

A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that it may have no choice but to eventually dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean.

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Climate Change Likely To Bring Fewer Big Waves, Australia

A warmer climate is likely to result in fewer large waves along Australia’s central east coast, according to a Bureau of Meteorology research that predicts a decline in the frequency of storms known as East Coast Lows.

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First Animals Oxygenated Earth’s Oceans, Study Suggests

Inform
Mar
10

The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated Earth’s oceans, contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development.

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Revisiting Bikini Atoll

Sixty years ago, the United States detonated a thermonuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, that altered the landscape, hundreds of lives, and the trajectory of a nuclear arms race.

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Global Warming Is A Misleading Term Because It Actually Sounds Quite Nice

There has been big failures in communicating climate change to the public, but we have to deal with it, before it deals with us.

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