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The Caribbean is stressed out

Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team of marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts.

Already on Brink, Right Whales Are Pushed Closer to the Edge

North Atlantic right whales are one of the world’s most critically endangered large whales. For a few decades, the math for North Atlantic right whales seemed to be working out, and the whales appeared to be experiencing a tentative recovery. But beginning in 2010, the tiny gains in their numbers began eroding.

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Did sand from Australia’s east coast get sent to Hawaii?

Is it true that back in the day, they used to mine sand at the beach?

Running out of sand: in numbers

Sand and gravel are the most-extracted materials in the world. The UN believes that sand and gravel, or aggregates, account for up to 85 percent of all mining activity around the world, measured in weight.

Last of the ‘lost paradise’ islands

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Dec
26

It is one of the last parts of Asia to see the sunset, it has some of the finest white-sand beaches in the world and its coral reefs are teeming with fish. But there is one big difference between the beaches on this tropical island group and Gisborne’s Midway, Waikanae and Wainui beaches: there are no people.

According To Scientists, Visiting The Beach Can Change Your Brain In An Incredible Way

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Dec
24

That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what scientists have dubbed the effect that the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water have on your brain. The blue space is enough to make you feel at ease in a hypnotic sort of way.

Coastal Spit, Lake Erie

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Dec
23

Sediment has piled up to build this sand spit over thousands of years. Now covered with vegetation, Presque Isle State Park includes dozens of beach ridges—with each line representing a coastline from the past.

Authorities seek fixes to unprecedented erosion at Sunset Beach, Oahu

Erosion, News
Dec
22

Experts say the severe erosion taking place at Sunset Beach is reaching unprecedented levels. Researchers at the University of Hawaii say the shoreline at Sunset Beach is the most landward it has ever been, according to historical records and aerial photos.

California’s December Inferno

It is rare for large wildfires to burn in California in December, which is usually a wet month for the state. In 2017, the Thomas fire shattered the record for December and may soon eclipse the worst blaze in any month.

More California Communities File Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Companies

The city and county of Santa Cruz have filed lawsuits against 29 fossil fuel companies, holding them responsible for the impacts of climate change.

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