Surfing from / April, 2017

Battling erosion an endless job for South Carolina beach towns

In South Carolina, beach renourishment is a never-ending job…

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Slathering on sunscreen at the beach? It may be destroying coral reefs

Studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed.

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Orca pod filmed hunting whale calf in ‘unprecedented’ California killing spree

In an “unprecedented” rash of attacks, a pod of killer whales in Monterey Bay, California, has killed four gray whales in a week, a phenomenon one researcher hasn’t seen in her 30-year career.

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Climate March draws massive crowd to D.C. in sweltering heat

On what could be a record-hot day, tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled in Washington on Saturday for the next installment of the regular protests that now mark the Trump era.

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How Would Just 2 Degrees of Warming Change the Planet?

Why are climate scientists so alarmed about a worldwide temperature increase of just 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius)?

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Caribbean Scientists Work to Limit Climate Impact on Marine Environment

Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry.

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In rare move, one South Florida city sues another in battle over beach erosion

A spat over sand in adjacent cities finally landed in court this week, and it already has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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U.S. Study Shows Widening Disconnect with Nature, and Potential Solutions

A survey of 12,000 adults and children in the United States has shown that many people have lost a close connection with nature, although a wide cross-section of respondents expressed a desire to close that gap.

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Trump, reversing Obama, will push to expand drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic

Trump will take a major step Friday to expand oil and gas drilling off U.S. shores, directing the Interior Department to lift restrictions that President Barack Obama imposed in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. But local political considerations and the global energy market are likely to influence future exploration far more than an executive order in Washington.

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