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Haze Blows Across Northeastern Asia

Inform, Pollution

An all-too-common winter weather pattern settled over northeastern China over the past two weeks, letting air pollution build to hazardous levels. A temperature inversion trapped pollution near the ground, making particulate measurement soar.


21,000 Birds Killed In France By Slew Of Storms


Thousands of birds have been killed in France. The culprit? Winter storms…


Still-fresh Remnants of Exxon Valdez Oil 25 years After Oil Spill Found On Beaches

News, Pollution

Twenty-five years after the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, beaches on the Alaska Peninsula hundreds of kilometers from the incident still harbor small hidden pockets of surprisingly unchanged oil, according to new research.


Decline Of Bronze Age Megacities Linked To Climate Change

Scientists have demonstrated that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India 4,100 years ago. The resulting drought coincided with the beginning of the decline of the metropolis-building Indus Civilization, suggesting that climate change could be why many of the major cities of the civilization were abandoned.


World Ocean Summit Puts Marine Issues “On Global Agenda”


Hundreds of representatives from international governments, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and corporations have gathered in Half Moon Bay, California, for the World Ocean Summit February 24-26.


World Begins 2014 With Unusual Number Of Extreme Weather Events

UN’s World Meteorological Organisation says recent extremes of heat, cold and rain are almost certainly interlinked.


Computers Predict Path of Tsunami Debris

Computer simulations have been accurate in predicting where debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan would wash ashore, scientists say.


Police Arrest 20 Over Illegal Sand Mining Operation in Yavne Dunes

News, Sand Mining

In raids in the Central District police arrested 20 suspects they say made millions running a massive illegal sand mining operation in the Yavne dunes. Illegal sand mining is highly-profitable and for years has been popular in the Lachish district, especially in remote beach areas stretching from Ashkelon to Yavne and beyond.


Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

A new website, Global Forest Watch, will allow governments, businesses, civil society and private citizens to monitor near real-time loss and gain in forest cover in every country around the world.


Coastal Erosion And Fragile Ecosystems In The Mediterranean

A map from the State of the “Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment collection 2013.

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