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Earth Hour 2015: UN Dims Lights to Focus Attention on Climate Action, Sustainability

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour encourages individuals, companies, organizations and Governments to switch off their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., local time worldwide, to focus attention on people-driven solutions to protecting the planet and building a bright, sustainable future.

Expanding Focus, Boundaries of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary

NOAA has announced its proposed rule for expanding the size and the focus of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include multiple marine species. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to the agency on the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement now through June 19.

In the Aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Inform
Mar
27

When category 5 cyclone Pam swept over the island nation of Vanuatu in March 2015, two of the hardest hit islands were Tanna and Erromango.

Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

The Antarctic is far away, freezing and buried under a patchwork of ice sheets and glaciers. But a warming climate is altering that mosaic in unpredictable ways — research published Thursday shows that the pace of change in parts of the Antarctic is accelerating.

The Deadly Global War for Sand

Apart from water and air, humble sand is the natural resource most consumed by human beings. People use more than 40 billion tons of sand and gravel every year. There’s so much demand that riverbeds and beaches around the world are being stripped bare.

Saltwater Intrusion: The Parts You Can’t See

As saltwater moves increasingly farther into coastal plain, there will be changes to the landscape that we can see, like dead-standing trees, and many that we cannot. The quality of the water, the nutrients in the soil and the exchange of greenhouse gasses will all be affected.

Pollution a Key but Underrated Factor in New Development Goals

News, Pollution
Mar
26

Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

What Causes Cetaceans to Strand Along the Coast?

There are many reason why marine mammals beach themselves, and the Marine Mammal Center recommends these steps if you come across a beached seal, whale or dolphin.

Use of Satellite Imagery to Weed Out Illegal Sand Miners

News, Sand Mining
Mar
25

Government will be adopting the satellite route to weed out illegal sand miners throughout India using the technology available with India’s space agency ISRO.

Doubling of Coastal Erosion by Mid-Century in Hawai’i

Chronic erosion dominates the sandy beaches of Hawai’i, causing beach loss as it damages homes, infrastructure, and critical habitat. Researchers have long understood that global sea level rise will affect the rate of coastal erosion. However, new research indicates that coastal erosion of Hawai’i’s beaches may double by mid-century.

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