Surfing from / January, 2018

Deadly Debris Flows in Montecito, CA

News
Jan
11

First there was fire. Then rain. And now deadly debris flows are devastating Montecito, California.

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Ocean Acidification Changing Mussel Shell Structure

For thousands of years, California mussel shells have been made up of long, cylindrical calcite crystals organized in neat, vertical rows. But scientists have found that as ocean acidification has accelerated over the past 15 years, these shells have undergone dramatic structural changes, being built out of unorganized, uneven minerals instead.

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Monaco’s $2.3bn project to expand into Mediterranean Sea

Now construction has begun on a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) project to extend the natural contour of Monaco’s coastline a further 15 acres into the Mediterranean.

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Study seeks to protect key sites from coastal erosion; Scotland

Researchers are investigating ways to protect Scotland’s coastline against the effects of climate change.

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Sanchi: Burning tanker off Chinese coast in danger of exploding

News, Pollution
Jan
8

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues leaking oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship.

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A year of the world’s best beaches

An interactive feature on CNN Travel.

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It’s Official: 2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

Global temperatures averaged 14.7 degrees Celsius (58.46°F) — 1.2 degrees C (2.2°F) above pre-industrial times.

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As Sea Levels Rise, is the Ocean Floor Sinking?

A team of researchers from Delft University and the University of Tasmania used estimates of mass redistribution concluded that past estimates of sea level rise are too conservative and that to increase their accuracy, the effect of ocean bottom deformation should be taken into account, either based on modeled estimates of ocean mass change, or using more direct observations.

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Shifting sands: Storm Eleanor changes shape of Cornwall beaches

News
Jan
6

The raw power of Storm Eleanor has shifted tonnes of sand to create new landscapes on beaches, along the coast of north Cornwall.

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