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County Starts Dumping-Related Clean-up Work at Goleta, Carpinteria Beaches; CA

Two months after trucks stopped dumping loads of Montecito mud onto the shore at Goleta Beach County Park, the ocean waters remain closed because testing shows bacteria levels significantly exceed standards.

We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it.

Erosion at New York’s Hart Island graveyard unearths human bones

Erosion, News

Hart Island, a massive burial ground near the Bronx borough of New York City, is eroding, unearthing human bones along the shoreline. Advocates said the city hasn’t done anything – until now.

Record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea ice

News, Pollution

Experts have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in arctic sea ice than ever before. However, the majority of particles were microscopically small.

Why Seas Are Rising Faster on the U.S. East Coast

Scientists are unraveling the reasons why some parts of the world are experiencing sea level increases far beyond the global average. A prime example is the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, which has been experiencing “sunny day flooding” that had not been expected for decades.

Could sprinkling sand save the Arctic’s shrinking sea ice?

A pilot project at a lake in northern Alaska is one of a number aiming to slow climate change with geoengineering – Tiny spheres of reflective sand will be sprinkled upon the lake to see if this can prevent the lake ice from melting or slow the process down.

101 ways to fight climate change

Each year on April 22, more than one billion people in 192 countries celebrate the largest civic-focused day of action in the world: Earth Day. It’s a day chosen to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, and the annual event now includes themes, well-organized action plans, and events in cities big and small.

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution


Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

Madeira, the island of eternal springtime, and Porto Moniz lava pools


The lava pools on the remote, northwestern tip of Madeira Island, are one of the most beautiful place to take a tip in the ocean, anywhere. Surging out of the Atlantic more than 500 Km west of Morocco, Madeira is the craggy tip of a giant volcano.

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life

The past winter was the warmest on record in the Arctic, putting a lifestyle that has endured for millennia at risk: ‘The magnitude of change is utterly unprecedented’.

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