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Florida Keys compared to a “war zone” in wake of Hurricane Irma

News
Sep
11

Hurricane Irma has battered the Florida Keys, destroying roadways and isolating residents who didn’t evacuate the string of islands, prompting one county’s emergency management director to call the situation a possible “humanitarian crisis.”

East Coast of the USA is slowly sinking into the sea, study shows

The East Coast of the United States is threatened by more frequent flooding in the future. According to this study, the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are most at risk. Their coastal regions are being immersed by up to three millimeters per year , mong other things, due to human intervention.

Irma’s final phase: Flooding in the Southeast is biggest concern

News
Sep
11

Both storm surge and inland flooding, which cause the majority of deaths in tropical cyclones, remain a risk over the Southeast states.

Hurricane Irma is literally sucking the water away from shorelines, Video

News
Sep
10

Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s changing the shape of an ocean, sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.

Why storm surge is a hurricane’s greatest threat

News
Sep
9

Hurricane Irma could bring a potentially deadly storm surge, now expected to be 15 feet, when the storm passes along tthe entire west coast of Florida.

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

News, Pollution
Sep
8

New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment.

Where can you find sand and sandbags ahead of Irma? Not the beach

Inform
Sep
8

Sandbags are being made available at several locations around our area, but there’s one place where you can’t get sand for sandbags: the beach. It is illegal to take sand from the beach for sandbags.

Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4

News
Sep
8

As of Friday morning, a hurricane watch was in effect for Antigua, Barbuda and Anguilla; St. Martin; and St. Barthelemy — islands that were all just battered by Hurricane Irma.

A Magnitude-8.1 quake registered off Mexico’s southern coast

News
Sep
8

The most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the country’s southern coast. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 3 feet (1 meter).

A looming tragedy of the sand commons

Because of the difficulty in regulating their consumption, common-pool resources are prone to tragedies of the commons as people may selfishly extract them without considering long-term consequences, eventually leading to overexploitation or degradation. Even when sand mining is regulated, it is often subject to rampant illegal extraction and trade.

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