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Study: Why Blue Whales Can’t Avoid Barges, Ocean Liners

A new study reveals why ocean-going ships pose such a big threat to the whales: the gentle giants simply don’t know how to get out of the way.

Storm Surge Expected to Cause Erosion, Rip Currents along Treasure Coast, Florida


A strong storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean is causing strong rip currents along the Treasure Coast, with the risk of erosion along the shoreline.

Climate: 9 Questions on Rising Seas

How and why are the seas rising?

Two Dead in new Mexico Oil Rig Accident

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At least two workers died Tuesday as an oil maintenance platform tilted over the sea off Mexico’s east coast, forcing the evacuation of 101 employees, the Pemex energy firm said.

Melting Antarctic: Failure to Act Now on Emissions Could Raise Oceans by Metres

In recent decades, Antarctica and Greenland have played minor roles in the world’s rising oceans. But this is changing. Rising sea levels don’t just put places underwater, but every centimetre increases the impacts that storm surges have on people, homes and coastal infrastructure.

Giant Waves Quickly Destroy Arctic Ocean Ice and Ecosystems

Scientists had never imagined that Arctic waves could break up pack ice so quickly. The chance encounter of a research vessel with the largest waves ever recorded amid floating packs of Arctic ice shows how such rollers could reroute shipping, damage oil platforms and threaten coastal communities with erosion.

The State That ‘Outlawed Climate Change’ Accepts Latest Sea-Level Rise Report

Five years ago, the Science Panel of the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commissioner presented a report outlining that sea levels along the coast could rise as much as 39 inches over the next 100 years. The General Assembly passed a law forbidding communities from using this report to pass new rules. Now, almost three years later, the scientists have come back with a new report, but it is hardly complete and universal.

Nigeria: Drenched in Shell Oil

The clean-up will not solve the underlying problems of Nigeria’s opaque oil industry.

Papua New Guinea Earthquake Sparks Tsunami Warning, But Only minor Damage Reported


A 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast triggered a tsunami alert in the Pacific after striking the New Britain region.

Engineers Warn East Coast Storms Point to Future Flooding, Erosion risks, Push for Town Planning Changes

Recent catastrophic flood events in New South Wales should sound warnings for communities across the country, water engineers say.

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