Surfing from / April, 2016

Retreat from a Rising Sea, A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

“Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change” is a big-picture, policy-oriented book that explains in gripping terms, what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we must take now to remove vulnerable populations.

Comments Off on Retreat from a Rising Sea, A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

The Archipelago with Ubiquitous Land Reclamation Projects

Whilst reclamation in Jakarta and Bali are more well-known due to the frequent reporting and public controversies, similar projects are also either being planned or underway in other regions across Indonesia.

Comments Off on The Archipelago with Ubiquitous Land Reclamation Projects

Half of all farmed fish have hearing loss due to deformed ears bones

New research suggests the way we raise fish in farms and hatcheries could be causing harmful changes to their bodies.

Comments Off on Half of all farmed fish have hearing loss due to deformed ears bones

Canadian waters getting safer, but research gaps limit full understanding of shipping risks

The risks of commercial marine shipping accidents across Canada’s regions have been outlined in a new report, including information for different cargo types. The report highlights gaps in understanding and areas for further research.

Comments Off on Canadian waters getting safer, but research gaps limit full understanding of shipping risks

French mayor draws a line in the beach sand

News, Sand Mining
Apr
27

The growing global sand and gravel exploitation has not spared France’s beaches either. Under what has been called the “Le Matelier project,” two companies are considering extracting about 13-million cubic metres of beach sand and gravel for 30 years, in the Gironde estuary.

Comments Off on French mayor draws a line in the beach sand

Students Reviving Mangrove Wetlands, Bahamas

Students participated in a pilot programme called the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (BAM), a project about mangrove education and restoration.

Comments Off on Students Reviving Mangrove Wetlands, Bahamas

Japanese Monks Recorded the Climate for 700 Years

Some of the oldest continuous historical records from around the world show us how dramatically the climate has changed.

Comments Off on Japanese Monks Recorded the Climate for 700 Years

Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research. This is an important step in understanding ancient climate and thus helping scientists better predict future climate change.

Comments Off on Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change

A warning for Miami, Miami Beach

Scientists warn that we live in a “doomed city” in new book on climate change. “Retreat From a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change,” is an effort to explain the science for a lay reader. It is clear and authoritative and for South Florida, it is urgent.

Comments Off on A warning for Miami, Miami Beach

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent