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Meet Rajeesh, The Man Who Has To Live With Our Plastic Pollution

Imagine if you were confronted with overwhelming plastic pollution every single day.

Melting Permafrost to Cause Massive but Gradual Co2 Release

Carbon dioxide from thawing Arctic permafrost is likely to be released gradually, rather than in a catastrophic eruption as previously predicted – but impact of emissions will still be great, new research suggests

A New Report Lays Bare the Effects of Climate Change on the N.C. Coast

The data are in, and the numbers are unequivocal: the coast of North Carolina, and especially the northern part of the Outer Banks, is sinking into the sea.

Natural Filters: Mussels Deployed To Clean Up Polluted Waterways

A stream with a healthy population of mussels indicates a pretty pristine habitat and good water quality. Everywhere, however, numbers of mussels are in peril. Everywhere the causes of decline are the same: alteration and damming of streams and rivers, and human-induced runoff of silt and nutrients.

Why Dangerous Sinkholes Keep Appearing Along the Dead Sea

For millennia, the salty, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea have drawn visitors and health pilgrims to its shores. But in recent years, gaping chasms have been opening up without warning along its banks, posing a threat to such visitors and tourism in general.

What the Earth Would Look Like if all the Ice Melted, Video

As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world’s major cities.

Northern Coastal Marshes More Vulnerable to Nutrient Pollution

Salt marshes at higher latitudes, such as those in densely populated coastal regions of New England and northern Europe, are more vulnerable to the effects of nutrient pollution, a new Duke University study finds.

Communicating a Hurricane’s Real Risks

A surprising and little known fact: More than half of those who die during hurricanes perish from drowning. For the first time this year, scientists began communicating warnings that included storm surge.

Trace Amounts of Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Along Shoreline of British Columbia

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have for the first time detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in a seawater sample from the shoreline of North America.

New Interactive Storm-Surge Map Helps Residents See Potential Flood Risks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is testing a new feature that lets people get a look at what kind of damage and storm surges are possible, and using nearby Charleston for the preliminary model.

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