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Argentina: The Atlantic Coast loses two meters of beach per year

It happens in the main beaches of Buenos Aires, due to the erosion, generated by the loss of dunes, urban intervention, with walls of cement, coastal roads, the afforestation of the dunes and the theft of sand for constructions.

Q&A: ‘There’s a Lot More Climate Finance Available than People Think’

While growth in the green economy looks promising, government regulation and a business-as-usual approach are among the hurdles inhibiting cleaner energy production.

As Disease Ravages Coral Reefs, Scientists Scramble for Solutions

As oceans warm, coral reefs are suffering not only from bleaching but from deadly outbreaks of disease. Researchers are developing remedies, but the key question is whether these solutions can work on a large-enough scale to save vast reef systems from Florida to Australia.

Oceans are warming dramatically faster, new study warns

Since 1970, the ocean has warmed 40 percent more than previous estimates, according to new study that finds the world’s oceans are warming significantly faster than previously thought.

Why more female penguins are washing up dead in South America

Every year, thousands of penguins become stranded on South America’s coast – with females three times more likely to wash up dead or injured than males.

Sunscreen and cosmetics compound may harm coral by altering fatty acids

Researchers say that one such chemical, octocrylene (OC), which is also in some cosmetics and hair products, accumulates in coral as fatty acid esters that could be toxic to the marine organism.

Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work

Last year’s 3.4% jump in emissions is the largest since 2010 recession and second largest gain in more than two decades.

The concrete blocks that once protected Britain

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care Excerpts; More than 100 years ago acoustic mirrors along the coast of England were built with the intention of using them to detect the sound of approaching German zeppelins… Read Full Article; BBC News (01-07-2019)

Sprouting Mangroves Restore Hopes in Coastal Myanmar

In most places, mangrove forest’s density is wafer thin thanks to rampant clearing of the mangroves for space to breed shrimps and for firewood etc. According to a recent study, Myanmar loses about 21 square km of its mangrove forests each year. But thanks to restoration efforts, the story is changing.

One-Third of New Car Sales in Norway Are All-Electric Vehicles

Nearly a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were all-electric — a new global milestone and a major step for the country, which aims to end sales of fossil fuel vehicles by 2025.

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