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Undeniable climate change facts

Glaciers are melting; sea levels are rising. And 17 of the 18 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001.

New government report reveals staggering economic and health toll of climate change

Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, according to a long-awaited report released Friday by the federal government.

Midnight Blue – a sand art animation, by David Myriam

This ecological tale takes us to the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, following the rhythm of a whale’s meditations, a privileged witness of human activity on the oceans.

Bondi Beach to facilitate access for wheelchairs

News
Nov
21

Bondi Beach is to introduce beach mats for anyone unable to traverse through the soft sand, primarily those who use wheelchairs, after a woman’s Kickstarter campaign received 25,000 signatures. The campaign is to ensure everyone can make the most of the beach.

Beach sand mining in Grenada triggers loss of trees and beach erosion

News, Sand Mining
Nov
20

To the great frustration of some residents, illegal sand mining operations have been ongoing on Grenada’s beaches. Trucks have been seen daily, driving away loaded with bags of beach sand.

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

While the harmful algae known as red tide have historically been common in warm waters like those of the Gulf of Mexico, the troublesome blooms are no longer seasonal. The algae kill marine animals and make life miserable for beachgoers.

Portugal to demolish buildings threatened by coastal erosion

The Portuguese Environment Agency’s new coastal plan involves demolishing dozens of buildings and houses along a 122 kilometre strip of coastline, deemed at severe risk from coastal erosion aggravated by climate change. In the next ten years Portugal plans to spend almost 470 million euros to try to reduce the risks to it population from coastal erosion.

How climate change is impacting the Bay of Bengal region

While over 80% of the World’s top cities developed along coastlines and waterways, over the next few years countries like China and India will be the worst affected by climate change extremities. Switching to hybrid and solar power is the only way forward…

How extreme weather is shrinking the planet

With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.

Corporate Sand Mining In SF Bay Sparks ‘Sand Wars’

News, Sand Mining
Nov
17

Six years ago, nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper sued sand-mining firm Hanson Marine Operations and the State Lands Commission to stop sand mining in the Bay. However, in November, an appeals court judge sided with the State Lands Commission and the sand mining company.

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