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How Sand Became One of Phnom Penh’s Hottest Commodities, Cambodia

Phnom Penh’s construction frenzy is fueling the need for sand dredging. According to the Cambodian government, between 15,000 to 20,000 cubic meters of sand per day is needed in Phnom Penh to sustain the city’s building boom.


Like Weeds of the Sea, ‘Brown Tide’ Algae Exploit Nutrient-Rich Coastlines

A new study highlights up close the survival skills that have made Aureococcus, the algae that cause brown tides, the bane of fishermen, boaters and real-estate agents.


U.S. Offshore Wind Power Nears Takeoff With 14 Projects

Long stymied by high costs and local opposition, offshore wind is finally nearing takeoff in the United States as 14 projects enter “advanced stages” of development, the Energy Department reports.


Experiencing The Rebirth Of A River

“The first thing we noticed was the amazing clarity of the water. Opponents of the dam removal predicted the river would be constantly dirty with sediment for years to come, and yet, even just days after blowing the last of the upper dam, we had at least eight feet of gorgeous, blue-green-tinted visibility…” By Dylan Tomine.


World’s Last Remaining Forest Wilderness at Risk

The world’s last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost, and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines. A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 more than 104 million hectares of forests – an area three times the size of Germany – have been destroyed or degraded.


Hurricane Norbert Batters Baja California And Heads North-West


Heavy rains brought by Hurricane Norbert prompted evacuations as the storm roared up the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.


Reuters’ Water’s Edge Report – Part I

A Reuters analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly, controversial struggles with a relentless foe.


California Blue Whales Rebound From Whaling

The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels, according to new research by the University of Washington. This is the only population of blue whales known to have recovered from whaling, blue whales as a species having been hunted nearly to extinction.


Scientists Apply Biomedical Technique to Reveal Changes Within the Body of the Ocean

For decades, medical researchers have sought new methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean.


Japan Seeks to Resume Antarctic Whaling Next Year

Japan is seeking international support for its plans to hunt minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year by scaling down the whaling research program the U.N. top court rejected earlier this year.

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