Surfing from / May, 2017

Business View: ‘No Good Reason For Drilling’

Every aspect of offshore drilling, from exploration to transporting the product from the drilling site, has implications for marine life and coastal communities.

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Animation: Only five years left before 1.5C carbon budget is blown

If the United States bails on the Paris Agreement on climate change, the results could be catastrophic both for this country and the planet. The worst part: There is absolutely no reason for it. Aside, perhaps, from bravado and arrogance…

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An Evaluation of the Ongoing Impacts of Sand Mining at the CEMEX Lapis Sand Plant in Marina, California on the Southern Monterey Bay Shoreline; By Robert S. Young, PhD

The City of Marina commissioned this report to assist in its management and decision‐making for coastal property and resources within the City’s jurisdiction. This report provides a review and synthesis of available documentary information and scientific literature addressing the impact of current sand mining activities within southern Monterey Bay.

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More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation ranging from a group’s attempt to stop an airport runway in Austria to a Pakistani farmer suing his government over its failure to adapt to rising temperatures, a new study has found.

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In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally

The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released in “Scientific Reports.”

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Bangladesh raises highest danger warning as cyclone Mora takes aim

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May
29

Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast historically vulnerable to deadly storm surge, and was expected to make landfall within 12 hours.

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Blue Whale Found Dead On Northern California Beach Likely Struck By Ship

A blue whale that washed ashore in northern California was struck by a ship, experts believe.

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Dr. Beach’s top 10 beaches for 2017

Celebrate, News
May
28

Here is the 2017 list of top 10 beaches in the U.S., compiled by Florida International University professor of geomorphology Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida nabs top spot.

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Top Beach Hazards: How to Stay Safe on the Sand

Inform
May
27

Beach hazards can vary by location and change over time. So what do you really need to be worried about? Several experts weigh in with their top picks.

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