Surfing from / August, 2015

Watching the Rivers Flow on Greenland

Besides contributing to sea level rise, melt water runoff also accelerates ice loss: when the water percolates through the ice sheet and reaches the rock below, it slightly lifts the ice, helping it flow faster toward the ocean.

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Tropical Storm Fred expected to strike Cape Verde Islands

News
Aug
30

Tropical Storm Fred developed early on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from a tropical wave off the coast of Western Africa. Fred is close to the Cape Verde Islands, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect.

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See the Whales Swimming in an Ocean of 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles

An art installation project in Bristol, England, is turning the spotlight on the problem of single-use containers.

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Nature’s Last Refuge In Peril

An Arctic voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that, with oil drilling in the far north on the way, rapid action is needed to protect the region…

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New Sea-Level Rise Handbook Highlights Science and Models for Non-Scientists

Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S.G.S.handbook that, for the first time, comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts.

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NASA Sees a Tropical Trio of Category 4 Pacific Ocean Hurricanes

News
Aug
30

NASA’s Terra satellite saw Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena, all Category Four Hurricanes, lined up across the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean on August 29. This is the first time there have been three active hurricanes in the Eastern or Central Pacific Ocean this season, and they’re all major hurricanes.

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Staying Safe in Sandy Beaches

News, Pollution
Aug
28

Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Now, an international panel of scientists is recommending monitoring the sand at recreational beaches, to minimize health risks for beachgoers.

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Estonia Discovers It’s Actually Larger After Finding 800 New Islands

News
Aug
28

Cartographers discover hundreds of previously unrecognised islands in Baltic Sea meaning the country’s territory is 38.6 square miles larger

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Western Sydney Residents Warned to Prepare for Minor Flooding

News
Aug
27

Western Sydney residents have been warned to prepare for minor flooding after heavy rain as the Warragamba dam spills over. Avon dam, Nepean dam and Tallowa dam are also spilling.

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