Surfing from / July, 2014

Thousands Of Blue Sea Creatures Called Velella Velellas Wash Ashore In California

The jellyfish-like invertebrates rarely washe ashore before the end of their lifespan. So when thousands of the tiny blue sea creatures recently turned up, en masse, on beaches in central California, many were surprised to see such a large amount of the beached marine life.

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Plastic, Poverty And Pollution In China’s Recycling Dead Zone

Inform, Pollution
Jul
31

Adam Minter, Bloomberg’s Shanghai correspondent, visited Wen’an, once at the heart of the global scrap plastic trade. In a never-before published extract from his book, “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade,” he describes the effects on workers’ health, and pollution incurred.

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Coral Miles Away Still Show Effects Years After BP Oil Spill

Four years after a BP oil rig exploded and flooded the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 170 million gallons of oil, scientists have discovered further evidence of coral communities affected by this environmental disaster..

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10 Hidden Beaches, Bays And Walks On The UK Coastline

Celebrate, Inform
Jul
31

The British coast is dotted with magical spots few people visit or even know about. Here are 10 of the best.

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Huge Waves Measured For First Time in Arctic Ocean

A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, and detected house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm.

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Hawaii: Climate Wipeout

A new video series that depicts Americans living on the front lines of climate change zooms in on one of our favorite vacation spots.

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Nesting Gulf Sea Turtles Feed in Waters Filled With Threats

Nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico feed among areas that were oiled by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and where human activities occur, several of which are known to pose threats to sea turtles, a new U.S Geological study showed.

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Pacific Ocean Garbage Swirls Predictably, A Video

Films, Pollution
Jul
30

The ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’, including debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, travels in seasonal patterns. Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team’s (COASST) executive director Julia Parrish explains the patterns and how her organization is helping to mitigate the problem.

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Standford’s Searsville Dam Spurs Debate

Erosion, News
Jul
29

Stanford University is finding itself at the center of an unlikely environmental battle. It centers on an aging dam and the barrier it creates for native fish.

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