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Trump set to clash with other G7 leaders over refugees, trade and climate

With the US president apparently reluctant to compromise with European leaders at the G7 over climate change, trade and migration, the European council president, Donald Tusk, was forced to admit this would be the most challenging G7 summit in years, adding there was a risk of events spiralling out of control.

Landslide buries California’s scenic highway in Big Sur

Erosion, News

A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California’s Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn’t seen the road fully passable for months.

The world is running out of sand

It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think…

How rising seas and coastal storms drowned the U.S. flood insurance program

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater.

Australia: Erosion rate rise along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road prompts effort to bolster beach sand dunes

More than 16,000 cubic metres of sand is being moved along beaches at Apollo Bay to protect the Great Ocean Road from coastal erosion.

Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions

Just 13 wooden houses with lightweight roofs shield the few families that still live on one of the six coastal sandbars exclusive to Baracoa, a mountainous coastal municipality with striking nature reserves. These long and narrow sandbars between the river mouths and the sea have a name from the language of the Araucan people, the native people who once populated Cuba.

Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world’s plague of plastic

Inform, Pollution

We must reduce our dependence on plastics, especially single-use items, and seek out alternative materials…

Spain leads the world for quality beaches

News, Pollution

Spain safely holds onto its title as the country with the most blue-flag beaches in the world.


Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands Marsa Al Arab by 2020

News, Sand Mining

Dubai is growing again, and again it’s building into the sea.

Navy investigating disks of compressed trash littering Outer Banks beaches

News, Pollution

The disks are consistent with those made on ships to compress plastic waste for easy storage, said Ted Brown, a spokesman for the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command. Ships are not supposed to dump plastic into the ocean.

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