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10 of Australia’s best beaches

Celebrate, Inform
Oct
11

With a coast extending more than 50,000 kilometers, Australia offers beach-hoppers a staggering 12,000 stretches of sand to choose from.

The Sudden, Shocking Growth of Hurricane Michael

In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.

Hurricane Michael’s surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

News
Oct
9

Hurricane Michael, which is forecast to make landfall Wednesday as a Category Three hurricane, is very likely to cause erosion at the base of sand dunes along about three-fourths of the Florida Panhandle beaches, and to inundate more than one-fourth of that coast’s dunes.

Sentinels of the sea at risk from changing climate

Climate change’s effect on coastal ecosystems is very likely to increase mortality risks of adult oyster populations in the next 20 years.

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

Space junk?’ What is the ‘foamy’ mystery object that washed ashore on an SC beach?

News, Pollution
Oct
6

A mystery came out of the ocean on South Carolina’s Seabrook Island, and authorities haven’t yet identified what some are calling “space junk…”

NASA Maps Indonesia Quake, Tsunami Damage

Inform
Oct
6

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 in northern Indonesia and the devastating tsunami that followed it killed more than 1,400 people and left a large trail of destruction. This map, produced by NASA’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, shows that damage.

Danny Boyle’s beach takeover to honour World War One soldiers

Beach Art, News
Oct
5

English Director Danny Boyle has announced a nationwide beachside event to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. Members of the public are invited to assemble at dozens of beaches around the UK on Armistice Day, 11 November.

Global warming increases wildfire potential damages in Mediterranean Europe

Anthropogenic warming will increase the burned areas due fires in Mediterranean Europe, and the increase of the burned area could be reduced by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC. The higher the warming level is, the larger the increase of the burned area is.

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Seagrass meadows in Guam have decreased by 22 percent, new analysis shows

As the oceans warm and humans migrate to or grow in numbers in coastal areas of the world, scientists are increasingly keeping an eye on ocean seagrasses and their decline. A new analysis shows that seagrass meadows in Guam have decreased by 22 percent.

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