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FREIGHTENED – The Real Price of Shipping; a movie by Denis Delestrac

Features, Films
Mar
31

The latest movie by multi award-winning filmmaker Denis Delestrac: World Premiere at San Francisco Green Film Fest April 14th – 20th, 2016. Learn more!

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Desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage, study shows

Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts, researchers have found. The new study estimates that coastal desert mangroves, which only account for 1 percent of the land area, store nearly 30 percent of the region’s belowground carbon.

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Sea levels set to ‘rise far more rapidly than expected’

New research factors in collapsing Antarctic ice sheet that could double the sea-level rise to two metres by 2100 if emissions are not cut

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Army Corps To Study Sand Erosion On Oceanside Beaches, Southern California

Erosion, News
Mar
30

The Army Corps of Engineers is launching a 3-year study on how to mitigate the beach sand loss in Oceanside, as North County beach cities are in a constant battle with Mother Nature.

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UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources

The United Nations has begun negotiations for a new legally binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the world’s oceans – nearly 64 percent of which lie beyond national jurisdiction.

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Coastal erosion claiming one metre of land from Geraldton beach each year, study reveals

Coastal erosion is claiming more than a metre of land every year from parts of a seaside city on Western Australia’s Mid West coast, and the rate has increased significantly in recent decades, a new study has revealed.

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New survey finds a growing climate consensus among meteorologists

96% of American Meteorological Society (AMS) members realize climate change is happening, and most understand humans are responsible…

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Break the Grip of the Rip, Video

Rip Current
Inform
Mar
26

Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don’t know what to do. But if you know your options, survey your situation, and stay calm, you can stay safe and continue to have fun in the surf, sand, and sun.

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Five sea level rise studies that could help cities plan for climate change

Erosion, Inform
Mar
26

Pacifica is a prime example of what many coastal communities on the West Coast will face as sea levels continue to rise. Inevitably, more bluffs will erode, more shoreline will disappear, and people will have to either adjust current buildings and infrastructure, or evacuate.

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