Surfing from / November, 2014

Worldwide Ship Traffic Up 300 Percent Since 1992

News, Pollution
Nov
29

Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, likely causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, according to a new study quantifying global ship traffic.

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Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

News, Pollution
Nov
29

Over 50 years of oil operations in Ogoniland – Niger Delta region, has left widespread and devastating oil pollution that may require the world’s biggest ever clean-up, that could take 20-30 years…

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Education is Key to Climate Adaptation

According to new research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.

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Mediterranean Meteorological Tide Has Increased by over a Millimeter a Year Since 1989

A new database developed provides information on sea level variation due to atmospheric changes in the south of Europe between 1948 and 2009. Over the last two decades sea levels have increased in the Mediterranean basin.

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The Living, Breathing Ocean

Inform
Nov
27

The ocean is a complex ecosystem. The ocean carbon cycle is governed by the relationship among carbon, nutrients and oxygen, and the ratio between certain elements is key to understanding ocean respiration.

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Modeling the Past to Understand the Future of a Stronger El Niño

It was fishermen off the coast of Peru who first recognized the anomaly, hundreds of years ago. Every so often, their usually cold, nutrient-rich water would turn warm and the fish they depended on would disappear. Then there was the ceaseless rain. They called it “El Nino.

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EU Takes Legal Action Against Controversial French Dam

Erosion, News
Nov
26

The European commission has sent France a final notice to explain how it can reconcile EU environmental law with a proposed dam project that sparked riots.

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Women on the Edge of Land and Life

November is the cruelest month for landless families in the Indian Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal mangrove forest in the world lying primarily in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

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56 Countries Seek Carbon Capture Incentives In Next UN Climate Deal

Delegates from almost 200 nations will meet in Peru next month to work on the accord, amid new scientific warnings about risks of floods, heatwaves, ocean acidification and rising seas.

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