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South-east Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

More popular South-east Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism revenues and tens of thousands of jobs.

Hotting up: how climate change could swallow Louisiana’s Tabasco island

Erosion, News
Mar
27

With thousands of square miles of land already lost along the coast, Avery Island, home of the famed hot sauce, faces being marooned.

Journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases run over by truck, MP, India

News, Sand Mining
Mar
26

A journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh was run over by a truck on Monday, media reports said.

Dead zone in Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover from farm pollution

News, Pollution
Mar
26

The enormous “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover even if the flow of farming chemicals that is causing the damage is completely halted.

Newport Beach Officials Prepare for Possibility of Big Tsunami That Could Flood Large Swaths of City

News
Mar
26

Tsunami and emergency response experts at a Newport workshop last week offered tips on how to avoid the devastation of the quake-triggered waves.

First lorry-load of sand arrives at storm-hit Hemsby beach, UK

Erosion, News
Mar
26

Work has started to replace sand stripped away from a beach, following storms which left a row of houses perched on the edge of a cliff.

Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

News, Sand Mining
Mar
25

Environmentalists in Uganda say an important wetland that runs along a highway linking the capital city of Kampala to the southwestern town of Masaka is being harmed by aggressive dredging to extract sand.

Cyclone Marcus

News
Mar
23

It is the first category 5 cyclone of 2018 and the strongest to hit Darwin, Australia, since 1974. But so far, Cyclone Marcus has directed most of its fury into the Indian Ocean, rather than onto landmasses.

Rescuers scramble to help beached whales after mass stranding in Australia

More than 140 short-finned pilot whales died after a mass stranding on a beach in Western Australia.

FEMA is buying homes in this Alaskan town because of climate change

The village of Newtok, Alaska, is trying to escape catastrophic coastal erosion. Its residents have even been called America’s first climate refugees. But because traditional FEMA disaster funding doesn’t cover climate-related threats, they’ve struggled for years to find funding to relocate to a new location 9 miles away, called Mertarvik.

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