Surfing from / January, 2018

‘Life-threatening conditions’: Forecast calls for largest waves in years to hit Northwest

News
Jan
18

Forecasts call for large waves to hit Northwest coasts on Thursday, increasing the risk to people and causing erosion and coastal flooding, the National Weather Service in Portland said.

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Tropical Cyclone Berguitta approaches the islands of Mauritius and Réunion

News
Jan
17

After several days marching across the Indian Ocean, Tropical Cyclone Berguitta approached the islands of Mauritius and Réunion, to the east of Madagascar.

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As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

News
Jan
17

For days, crews have filled dozens of dump trucks with tangled metal, tire tread, mud and tree branches they cleared from the mudslide wreckage in Montecito.

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Hyams Beach, Australia: Beach with the whitest sand in the world

Erosion, Inform
Jan
16

The whitest sand in the world: it’s a claim to fame Hyams Beach on Australia’s New South Wales South Coast has enjoyed for years, even securing it a place in the Guinness World Records.

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Drones confirm importance of Costa Rican waters for sea turtles

A new drone-enabled population survey – the first ever on sea turtles – shows that larger-than-anticipated numbers of turtles aggregate in waters off Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, making it one of the most important nesting beaches in the world. Scientists estimate turtle densities may reach up to 2,086 animals per square kilometer.

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Montecito Cleanup Efforts Require Transport of Mud to Santa Barbara County Beaches

News
Jan
13

The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District obtained emergency permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Coastal Commission to place sediment on local beaches.

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Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population female

Scientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world’s largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely female, running the risk that the colony cannot sustain itself in coming decades, newly published research concludes.

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South Carolina wants offshore ‘no drill’ oil exemption just like Florida

News, Pollution
Jan
11

Gov. Henry McMaster is asking the Trump administration to exempt South Carolina from offshore drilling, saying the state’s tourism-rich coast is too precious an entity to put at risk.

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Only in Greenland: A beach for skiing and sledding

Inform
Jan
11

Sailing across the clear blue sea from the west coast of Greenland, a lush green island surrounded by dazzling white icebergs comes into view. Siorarsuit beach, which translated means “The Great Sand,” is a beach that’s particularly dramatic in the depths of winter, when a covering of snow makes skiing down to the water a real possibility.

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