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Sea shells: A new source of sustainable biomaterials

Inform
Jul
5

Over 7 million tons of mollusc shells are discarded by the seafood industry each year as unwanted waste, and the vast majority of these shells are either thrown in landfills or dumped at sea. Researchers are looking at environmentally and economically sustainable options for these biomaterials.

Forgotten archives reveal street-level impact of 1918 Puerto Rico earthquake and tsunami

News
Jul
5

Repair petitions filed in the wake of the 1918 Puerto Rico earthquake and tsunami, stored and forgotten in the San Juan archives for nearly 100 years, are giving scientists a house-by-house look at the damage wrought by the magnitude 7.3 event.

Trump’s alarming environmental rollback: what’s been scrapped so far

Since January, the White House, Congress and EPA have engineered a dizzying reversal of regulations designed to protect the environment and public health.

A Call for a Hippocratic Oath on Protecting the World’s Oceans

An international group of marine conservation experts called for the creation of a code of conduct called a Hippocratic Oath for marine conservation, to ensure that the rights of local people are not trampled as the number of marine protected areas grows worldwide.

State bill would expand beach access for disabled

News
Jul
3

Two state legislators from Long Island will introduce legislation this week to help provide disabled and elderly residents with greater access to New York State beaches.

Gov. Chris Christie Closed New Jersey’s State Beaches — And Then Went To The Beach

News
Jul
3

What’s worse than a government shutdown closing state-operated beaches on a sweltering holiday weekend? Now we know: Seeing photos of the governor, a key player in the budget standoff that caused the shutdown, enjoying one of those empty beaches like it was his own private island.

A wave’s ‘sweet spot’ revealed

Celebrate, News
Jul
2

For surfers, finding the ‘sweet spot,’ the most powerful part of the wave, is part of the thrill and the challenge. Now a researcher has found the exact location on the wave where a surfer gains the greatest speed to get the best ride.

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future.

Controversial beachfront sand mining operation along Monterey Bay to close

News, Sand Mining
Jun
27

The last coastal sand mine in the United States, a facility on Monterey Bay that scientists say has caused significant erosion of beaches in the area, will close in three years under a settlement agreement announced Tuesday with California officials.

New Island Appears Off U.S. Coast

News
Jun
27

It appeared out of nowhere in April just off North Carolina’s Outer Banks—a new land mass poking through the surf, a brand new Atlantic Ocean island. This new formation is of a scale rarely seen.

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