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Chennai floods are not a natural disaster, Tamil Nadu, India

As a city on the high-energy coast facing the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is no stranger to heavy rains and cyclonic storms. But with every invitation to “Make in Chennai”, the city is unmaking itself and eroding its resilience to perfectly normal monsoon weather events. The infrastructure of big commerce has replaced the infrastructure to withstand natural shocks.

Sea grass a potential solution in climate fight

While mangrove and salt bushes can play key roles in protecting fragile coastlines from wave damage and promote biodiversity, it’s the humble sea grass that provides the largest potential to store more carbon from the atmosphere.

Even the tiniest plastics found in the sea with new technology

News, Pollution
Dec
3

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years. But we have only begun to learn what happens with the plastics afterwards. Scientists have now developed a method that can measure the microplastics that other methods overlook.

Huge Trove of Dinosaur Footprints Discovered in Scotland

Inform, News
Dec
2

Hundreds of tracks discovered along Scotland’s coast show that huge, long-necked dinosaurs once trod there.

Economy Winner, Environment Loser in Renourishment

“One thing that locks you into renourishment is to continue beach construction and development as usual,” Young says as he stares at the five yellow CAT machines “The long-range or long-term solution is to have greater setbacks and to allow the beach to renourish itself naturally.”

USGS Projects Large Loss of Alaska Permafrost by 2100

Northern latitude tundra and boreal forests are experiencing an accelerated warming trend that is greater than in other parts of the world. This warming trend degrades permafrost, defined as ground that stays below freezing for at least two consecutive years.

“Vagues à l’âme”; By Santa Aguila Foundation

“Vagues à l’âme,” is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Isle of Skye – Coral Beach, Scotland; By Gary Griggs

While on a circumambulation of the coast of Scotland in September, we noticed a description of a must see place, Coral Beach on the Isle of Skye. This name came as a surprise, mainly because Skye is situated at a latitude of 57.3 degrees north, nearly the same as Juneau, Alaska, and a coral beach seemed extremely unlikely.

When The Beach Fell Into The Sea, North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Erosion, News
Nov
30

A section of beach that fell into the sea on North Stradbroke Island is starting to reappear.The “rapid beach erosion event” swallowed up an estimated 100m section of the beach.

“Time To Choose”: The New Film From Oscar-Winner Charles Ferguson

In a special event, you can watch online Huffington Green, the important new climate change film, “Time to Choose,” from Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson.

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