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You Are More Powerful than You Think

Just like every raindrop counts towards a river and every vote counts in an election, so does every choice you make in what you consume. With every produce you consume, you strengthen the river of sustainability or of unsustainability.

Coastal communities saw record number of high tide flooding days last year

People living on the coast may see flooded sidewalks and streets more frequently this year due, in part, to El Nino conditions that are predicted to develop later this year, and from long-term sea level rise trends.

Rate of Antarctica’s ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

The rate at which ice is melting on Antarctica has tripled in recent years, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. Coastal communities along the U.S. could feel the impact of a continued increase as melting ice adds to sea level rise, say experts.

Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands

The Caribbean is bracing for what could be the mother of all seaweed invasions, with satellite observations warning of record-setting Sargassum ​blooms and seaweed already swamping beaches.

Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, victim to climate change, according to researchers.

Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’

Pope Francis issued a sweeping letter that highlighted the global crisis posed by climate change and called for swift action to save the environment and the planet.

Whale found In Thailand dies from eating over 80 plastic bags

Rescuers unsuccessfully tried to nurse the male pilot whale back to health. A necropsy revealed over 17 pounds of plastic, including more than 80 plastic bags, in the whale’s stomach.

3 SoCal Beaches Among the Most Polluted in the State

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Jun
9

Three Southern California beaches are among the 10 most polluted in the state.

CO2 Levels Break Another Record, Exceeding 411 Parts Per Million

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 411 parts per million (ppm) in May, the highest monthly average ever recorded. In addition, scientists found that the rate of CO2 increase is accelerating.

Florida has spent more than $100 million pouring more sand onto beaches in the past three years. Is it time to wave a white flag?

In South Florida’s war against the tides, it may be time to recognize that discretion is the better part of valor. For the past 70 years, the state of Florida has spent more than $1.3 billion on packing sand onto eroding beaches.

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