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The global climate refugee crisis has already begun; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Keith C. Pilkey

There are a couple of reasons why climate change is creating a new category of refugee.

NC beach homes and coast are ‘doomed’ and residents need to get out, scientist says

There’s a “disaster” approaching North Carolina’s coast, and it’s not a hurricane. It’s an increasingly encroaching sea, Orrin Pilkey says.

A look at the billions of dollars behind beach renourishment: Is it worth it?

More than $433 million has been spent on renourishing South Carolina beaches between 1954 and 2015.

This floating pipe is trying to clean up all the plastic in the ocean

News, Pollution

A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Miami meteorologist John Morales is looking for higher ground

Weathercasters like Morales are becoming indispensable interpreters of a more chaotic, violent environment. Climate change remains taboo for many meteorologists, who often misunderstand climate science and shy away from a topic that, particularly in conservative states, is seen as political.

Why Durban only got two Blue Flag beaches

News, Pollution

Durban was the first South African city to implement the international Blue Flag program.

Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

A new method for observing water within ice has revealed stored meltwater that may explain the complex flow behavior of some Greenland glaciers, an important component for predicting sea-level rise in a changing climate.

Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world’s coldest place

A lot of what’s happening to sea level starts at the poles, where that ice is either liberated or sequestered … melted or frozen. NASA’s “Operation IceBridge” flies planes to Antarctica from South America to study how fast that continent’s ice is melting.

NOAA Reviews Early Imagery from Hurricane Michael, Stands By to Respond


In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is reviewing early imagery to begin identifying potential pollution sources, such as displaced vessels and containers.

Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

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