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My Generation Does Give a Damn About Climate Change, Says 14-year-old Activist

14-year-old activist explains why young people are not afraid to take on the fossil fuel industry.

Turning to the Ocean to Help Unravel the Mysteries of Cloud Formation

To understand the Earth’s climate, scientists must consider and measure both human-made environmental pollutants and naturally occurring processes that influence how much energy the planet absorbs from the sun or radiates back into space. One naturally occurring process that plays a big role in this delicate balance is the formation of clouds.

Ancient Seashell Coloration Patterns Revealed Using Ultraviolet Light

Nearly 30 ancient seashell species coloration patterns were revealed using ultraviolet (UV) light, according to a recent study. Determining the coloration patterns of the ancient shells may be important for understanding their relationships to modern species…

Growing Climate Change Threat to Britain’s Historic Coastline

Hundreds of miles of British coastline – so long the symbol of this nation’s island story – are collapsing through worsening erosion. A report by the National Trust (NT) later this year is expected to warn that more action will be needed to protect threatened sites.

Vietnam UNESCO Heritage Threatened by Erosion as Dams Stop Sedimentation

Erosion, News
Jun
12

There has been a surge in dam building in the past three years, leading to a significant reduction in sediments being washed down to the estuary in the beach town of Hoi An,

The Monster 11-Ton Net That Threatened Hawaii’s Coast

Inform, Pollution
Jun
12

A year passed between the first sighting of this 11-ton fishing net monster by experts, drifting near the northern Hawaiian Islands, and when they finally located again and hauled it up. In that time, the net had broken free of a GPS tracking device, killed or injured multiple large marine animals and devastated giant swaths of coral.

15 Facts About Sea Level Rise; A CNN Report

We’re talking about the future here, so estimates vary by source, but the bottom line is this: Our actions today will create the world future generations will have to inhabit. Here’s a look at some of the scariest data about how much ocean levels could rise, and when.

Making Climate Models Available to the Public

On June 9, 2015, NASA released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 as a result of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere. The 11-terabyte data set is freely available to the public and shows projected changes in response to different scenarios of increasing carbon dioxide.

Cordell Bank, Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries Expanded

News
Jun
11

The expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California took effect June 9, following a 45-day period of Congressional review. The expansion will help protect the region’s marine and coastal habitats, biological resources and special ecological features.

A Sustainable Approach to Preventing Ocean Plastic Pollution

Inform, Pollution
Jun
10

First and foremost, we’ve learned that sustainable change will come through an educated and aware society. Although we know sustainable change begins with education, we’re well aware that major solutions are being achieved through attacking the problem at its source.

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