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Trump to planet: Drop dead

Trump’s extremism has isolated us from the global coalition we helped to create – with China, Germany, India, Japan and 190 other countries – to fight the central environmental challenge of our time. He’s abandoned our children to climate catastrophe. It’s on the rest of us now – state and local officials, business leaders, citizens, educators, consumers, activists and congressional members who grasp the stakes for our future – to keep the promise of Paris alive.

The natural bridges of Santa Cruz County; By Gary Griggs

While most coastlines often appear to be stable and permanent over the short time span of our visits, and some are, there are many others where the materials making up the coastal bluffs or cliffs are no match for the forces the sea exerts…Over time, the ocean always wins. In baseball terms, Mother Nature always bats last.

Plasticized Sand; By Santa Aguila Foundation

Plasticized Sand, is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Business View: ‘No Good Reason For Drilling’

Every aspect of offshore drilling, from exploration to transporting the product from the drilling site, has implications for marine life and coastal communities.

Animation: Only five years left before 1.5C carbon budget is blown

If the United States bails on the Paris Agreement on climate change, the results could be catastrophic both for this country and the planet. The worst part: There is absolutely no reason for it. Aside, perhaps, from bravado and arrogance…

An Evaluation of the Ongoing Impacts of Sand Mining at the CEMEX Lapis Sand Plant in Marina, California on the Southern Monterey Bay Shoreline; By Robert S. Young, PhD

The City of Marina commissioned this report to assist in its management and decision‐making for coastal property and resources within the City’s jurisdiction. This report provides a review and synthesis of available documentary information and scientific literature addressing the impact of current sand mining activities within southern Monterey Bay.

More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation ranging from a group’s attempt to stop an airport runway in Austria to a Pakistani farmer suing his government over its failure to adapt to rising temperatures, a new study has found.

In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally

The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released in “Scientific Reports.”

Bangladesh raises highest danger warning as cyclone Mora takes aim

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May
29

Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast historically vulnerable to deadly storm surge, and was expected to make landfall within 12 hours.

Blue Whale Found Dead On Northern California Beach Likely Struck By Ship

A blue whale that washed ashore in northern California was struck by a ship, experts believe.

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