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Study Links Greenland Ice Sheet Collapse, Sea Level Rise 400,000 Years Ago

A new study suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold, resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters.


Plastic Waste Causes $13 Billion In Annual Damage To Marine Ecosystems, UN

News, Pollution

Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.


Glaciar San Quintín, Chilé

San Quintín Glacier is situated within Laguna San Rafael National Park and drains west toward the Pacific Ocean.


Understanding the Ocean’s Role in Greenland Glacier Melt

Scientists think that the accelerated rate of ice sheet melt might be due to warmer ocean waters melting on the underside of the ice, where the glaciers extend into the ocean. Little, however, is known about this “submarine melting,” it has not been directly measured at any of Greenland’s major outlet glaciers.


Sand Sculptures Rise From The Beach In Atlantic City

Twenty of the best sand artists from around the world are creating massive, intricate sculptures using fine grains of sand to compete in the second annual Do AC Sand Sculpting World Cup.


“Rediscovering The Shore”

A conversation between professors and authors, Ole Mouritsen and John R. Gillis.


Nigeria Fishermen Reject Shell’s $50 Million

News, Pollution

It is the first time Shell has had its environmental record in Nigeria on trial by a British court. The thousands of compensation cases in often corrupt Nigerian courts drag on for years and often end with victims being paid a pittance. Until now, Shell has paid compensation only for spills caused by equipment failure.


Northland Coastal Erosion Review Nears End, New Zealand

Erosion, News

A year-long, $180,000 review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 2000 properties in erosion-prone Northland coastal areas is nearing completion.


San Franciscans in the Dark About Flood Hazards?

Ocean Beach, on the western edge of the city, has been offering San Franciscans a place to enjoy nature and water activities, but the shoreline is facing greater erosion due to sea level rise that threatens public safety and vital infrastructure.


Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years: Q&A

It has been three years since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. But the consequences are still ongoing due to continuous leaks of radioactivity into the environment, says independent nuclear energy consultant Mycle Schneider. It’s an unprecedented event in complexity, in size and in consequences.

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