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11 Islands With Amazing Biodiversity

Celebrate
May
24

Around the globe, islands preserve habitats for a wealth of unique plants and animals on land and in the water.

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Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki Named As Best In U.S.

News
May
23

Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2014 concentrated in Hawaii and Florida, with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki taking first place.

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Conservationists Call On House To Stop Looser Beach Erosion Rules, SC

Environmentalists denounced a bill to let a handful of property owners rebuild the aging Debordieu seawall, despite a state law that banned seawalls about a quarter century ago. The ban, adopted as part of the 1988 beach management act, was enacted because seawalls are known to make beach erosion worse when slammed by waves.

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Vanishing Clams on an Iberian Beach: Consequences and Implications of Loss of Shells to Tourism

Erosion, Inform
May
23

A four-fold increase in global tourist arrivals over the last 30 years may have induced a comparable worldwide acceleration in shell removal from marine shorelines, resulting in multiple, currently unquantifiable, habitat changes such as increased beach erosion.

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A Tracking System To Check Illegal Mining, Maharashtra, India

News, Sand Mining
May
22

Even though stringent laws are in place to curb illegal sand mining, they are frequently violated. Pune division will soon emulate the Solapur model of barcoding system that aims to check illegal sand mining. The authorities will issue a barcoded slip to the driver ferrying sand and track the vehicle from the loading spot to the delivery point.

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Historic Decision Day For Coastal Management Plan, Australia

News
May
22

The council decided to adopt a dual approach to coastal erosion, approving a both planned retreat and active erosion management in the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for the entire Greater Taree coastline to respond to current and possible future impacts of coastal erosion.

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NOAA Predicts Near-Normal 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

News
May
22

In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season.

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Caribbean Forced to Choose Between Climate Change Impact and Development Goals

The Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world but we tend to ignore the threat that could occur as a result of the impact of climate change. Already there is accelerated erosion taking place because of the rise in sea levels and it’s estimated that if this continues, a third of the island could be lost.

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Trash-Scooping Wheel Cleans Up Garbage From Baltimore Harbor

Inform, Pollution
May
21

A new contraption is helping to clear trash and debris, up to 50,000 pounds of it each day, from the Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

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How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast

After the 2011 Japan tsunami disaster, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered nuclear facilities in the U.S. to review and update their plans for addressing extreme seismic activity and potential flooding from other events, such as sea level rise and storm surges. Those plans aren’t due until March 2015…

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