The Coming Storm

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Sea level rise is already causing serious problems for the people of the Sundarbans. © Greenpeace / Peter Caton

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We may be seven billion specks on the surface of Earth, but when you’re in Bangladesh, it sometimes feels as if half the human race were crammed into a space the size of Louisiana…

Read Full Article and View Photos Gallery, National Geographic

Bangladesh, and Sea Level Rise, a Video by Jonathan Bjerg Møller, in Coastal Care

Bangladesh, Finding Sustainable Ways to Cope With Sea Level Rise, in Coastal Care

Sinking Sundarbans, a Photos Gallery

Report: Hurricanes Pose Risk to 1.8M US Coastal Homes

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Waves striking seawall give appearance of geysers erupting. New England coast, 1938. Captions and Photo source: NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Collection

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More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday…

Read Full Article, AP

Links Between Ocean Warming, Stronger Hurricanes and Low Lying Coastal Zones, in Coastal Care

PSDS: East Coast and Earl Hurricane, in Coastal Care

Geographer Recreate The Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812,in Coastal Care

Slow clean up for Argentina’s worst environmental stain

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La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo source: ©© Marino González
The Matanza River is known by several names, including, in Spanish, Río de la Matanza (“the slaughter river” in English), or El Riachuelo (“the little river”). It is a 64-kilometre (40 mi) stream in Argentina that originates in the Buenos Aires Province and defines the southern boundary of the Buenos Aires federal district. It empties into the Río de la Plata. Caption Wikipedia

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Along the Riachuelo river, one of the world’s most polluted waterways lying south of Argentina’s capital, many residents suffer from skin and lung problems and lack drinking water or sewers…

Read Full Article, AFP

WATCH: Press TV latin America: Argentina, Matanza (Riachuelo) River in Buenos Aires, severe pollution

The Matanza river also known as Riachuelo or little river, defines the southern boundary of Buenos Aires and according to a number of studies it is one of the most polluted places in the world. The area has become a dumping ground for industrial, chemical and household waste.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HohRNEJEKE&feature=player_embedded

Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: New Report

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Photo courtesy of: © Owen Scheid

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The ice of Greenland and the rest of the Arctic is melting faster than expected and could help raise global sea levels by as much as 5 feet this century, dramatically higher than earlier projections, an authoritative international assessment says…

Original Article, AP

Reuters Article

Scientists: Soot may be key to rapid Arctic melt

Fukushima Parents Protest Over New Permissible Radiation Levels


Photo source: ©© Telmo

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Furious parents in Fukushima have delivered a bag of radioactive playground earth to education officials in protest at moves to weaken nuclear safety standards in schools.

Children can now be exposed to 20 times more radiation than was previously permissible…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Japan says no limits to Tepco liability from nuclear disaster

The Art of Jim Denevan

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The Art of Jim Denevan

Jim denevan’s large-scale beach drawings emerge from a simple driftwood stick found on-site. Then, Denevan pushes outward from a central point on the beach, improvising with the stick and a selection of rakes, resulting in huge spirals, circles and geometric forms.

His art is transient, ephemeral, meant to be trodden over and traced by the feet of passing admirers and surfers. (Windsor Gallery)

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A short film directed by Patrick Trefz about Jim Denevan making lines in the sand with his bike.

Original Photo Gallery

Low Tide Rising, Hawaii; By Branden Aroyan

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Low Tide Rising

By © Branden Aroyan

“I try and give a realistic impression of a place, person or activity so the viewer has a sense of being there.”

Born in Michigan USA and raised in southern California, Branden Aroyan has traveled extensively around the world. After graduating from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, photography has carried him to many exotic locations off the beaten path where his appreciation grew for our small planet and it’s inhabitants.

In addition to group and solo art exhibitions, advertising and editorial work for environmentally minded companies and projects who act of their passion for the environment, his organic clothing line Low Tide Rising helps to create a driving force to appreciate and protect the flow and beauty of nature.

“I love the relationship of space in this image. And the story unfolding… an intense hawaiian wave popping up on the reef about to quickly dissolve into a serene playful puddle. The young boy exploring the transition with a dad nearby, confidently observing, allowing a sense of safety to play.”

The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines around the world.

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