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Lessons on conservation from ‘the land of eternal mangroves’

Sri Lanka is working on mangrove forest protection measures that have been praised as the first of their kind in the world. And while recent heavy rains may have destroyed seedlings, they have only strengthened the determination of the government and its partners to continue their work on mangrove conservation and restoration.

Council committee wrestles with sand-mining bill, Hawaii

News, Sand Mining
Jun
21

A Maui County Council committee is considering ways to regulate sand extraction in the county in light of a recent Central Maui sand excavation and export case that came under fire from members of the community.

Tropical Storm Cindy Tracking Through Gulf of Mexico

News
Jun
21

Tropical Storm Cindy continues to track through the northwest Gulf of Mexico, bringing potentially life-threatening flooding concerns to parts of the Gulf Coast and South through late this week. Gusty winds, rip currents and isolated tornadoes are also expected.

A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced.

Tracking the Hide-and-Seek Game Between Beaches and Tides

Celebrate, Inform
Jun
19

It is one of the marvels of the shore: the daily rhythm of the beach growing and shrinking with the changing tide. That beguiling strip of land revealed by low tide and concealed by high tide is known as the intertidal zone. It is beguiling to scientists, too.

This local beach has the best boardwalk in America

News
Jun
19

Coastal Living magazine has named New Hampshire‘s 1.3-mile “old-school” Hampton Beach boardwalk, the best in America, due to its long stretch of shops facing the water, its wide and sandy beach, and its world-famous annual sand sculpting competition.

Jars of sand from the beach among the most common items flagged, Florida

News
Jun
19

Travelers check an average of 2 million bags a year while flying out of Southwest Florida International Airport. TSA agents have seen it all; but said the most common item to be flagged in SWFL is the jar of sand you saved from the beach…

Big beaches are back in Oceanside, CA

Workers have finished their two-month dredging of the Oceanside harbor, leaving a fresh coat of sand on beaches as the summer tourist season gets under way.

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: ‘It’s not if, it’s when’

The Texas metropolis has more casualties and property loss from floods than any other locality in the US. Near the Gulf coast, Houston is also at annual risk from hurricanes.

Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generation

Inform
Jun
16

Understanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to researchers who used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the Japanese coast.

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