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Malta’s Landmark ‘Azure Window’ Rock Formation Collapses

Erosion, News

An iconic Maltese natural rock arch, the “Azure Window” jutting off Malta’s Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea Wednesday during a powerful storm.

Goleta Beach vs. Winter Swells, CA

This is the third winter in four years that Goleta Beach Park has taken a beating in the winter swells. Even behind the boulders- dropped along 950 feet of beach at a cost of $275,000 – the park bluff is retreating, unprotected by a ripped out $350,000 barrier of plastic mesh, that had been stacked against the bluffs last spring.

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

News, Pollution

A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that plastic waste could be entering the marine and global food chain.

Greenpeace images show Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for second year in a row

Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s first severe coral bleaching to happen two years in a row. The bleaching is the result of 12 months of above-average sea temperatures, which is “cooking the reef alive”.

Land reclamation has harmed marine life: Survey

Survey shows that land reclamation has adverse effects on coral reefs and fish quantity has decreased in the last five years in the coastal areas of Doha, Quatar.

Carbon Dioxide Is Warming the Planet: Here’s How

Here’s a primer explaining exactly why scientists know the climate is changing and that human activities are causing it.

Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters six years after tsunami

Exploration work inside the nuclear plant’s failed reactors has barely begun, with the scale of the task described as almost beyond comprehension.

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. A paper just published today in Science Advances uses a new strategy to improve upon our understanding of ocean heating to estimate the total global warming from 1960 to 2015.

50 Reefs Initiative Is Good News For Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are in crisis. The facts are clear: without a different approach to conservation, coral reefs will continue to decline toward extinction. However, an announcement last week in Bali, Indonesia gave us some new reasons to be hopeful.

How to Steal a River

To feed an enormous building boom, India’s relentless sand miners have devastated the waterways that make life there possible.

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