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Tar balls coat Indian beaches

News, Pollution
Sep
8

Semisolid lumps of oil formed layers up to six inches deep (15 centimeters) on the renowned Goa beaches.

NIH to launch Gulf oil spill health study

The National Institutes of Health will launch a multi-year study this fall to look at the potential health effects from the oil spill in the Gulf region.

Red Tide Found in New York Harbor

News
Sep
7

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur when colonies of algae, simple ocean plants that live in the sea, grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals and birds.

Barrier islands and sea-level rise

Over the next 100 years, according to recent estimates, we should expect 5 to 6 feet of sea-level rise.

Ocean waves can power Australia’s future

News
Sep
4

Waves crashing on to Australia’s southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over.

Why Hurricane Earl Weakened on Path to Cape Cod

News
Sep
3

Although some damage was reported in the North Carolina’s Outer Banks due to high winds and flooding, the area did not experience hurricane-force winds.

BP: Failed blowout preventer removed from well

No more oil was expected to leak into the sea, but crews were standing by with collection vessels just in case.

PSDS: East Coast and Earl Hurricane Impacts

News
Sep
3

A team from the WCU Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) headed to the East Coast to investigate and document the impacts of Hurricane Earl along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Explosion on another Gulf of Mexico oil platform

The BP disaster was supposed to be the wake up call, but we hit the snooze button. Today the alarm went off again. How many times are we going to gamble with lives, economies and ecosystems?

Island evacuations start as Hurricane Earl nears East Coast

News
Sep
2

Storms following a path like Earl’s, running roughly parallel to the coast, could put millions of people in the most densely populated part of the country in harm’s way. They can also create a brief, rare season of world-class surfing on the northern Atlantic.

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