Surfing in / Climate Change

Race to Save Alaskan Arctic Archaeology

A recently discovered 500-year-old Yupik eskimo Alaskan settlement is rapidly disappearing into the Bering Sea.

Comments Off on Race to Save Alaskan Arctic Archaeology

Carbon Release from Collapsing Coastal Permafrost, Arctic Siberia

Thermal collapse of the carbon-rich, permafrost-covered coasts may accelerate with warming of the Arctic climate.

Comments Off on Carbon Release from Collapsing Coastal Permafrost, Arctic Siberia

Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

On August 26, 2012, the extent of Arctic water covered by sea ice fell below 4.17 million square kilometers (1.61 million square miles), the record minimum set in 2007. The new record low for sea ice in 2012 fits into a larger pattern of a changing Arctic. Regarding the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice, NSIDC director remarks, “What is perhaps most surprising is that we are no longer surprised…”

Comments Off on Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

Public Wave Energy Test Facility Begins Operation in Oregon

One of the first public wave energy testing systems in the United States began operation this week off the Oregon coast near Newport, and will allow private industry or academic researchers to test new technology that may help advance this promising form of sustainable energy.

Comments Off on Public Wave Energy Test Facility Begins Operation in Oregon

New Climate History Adds to Understanding of Recent Antarctic Peninsula Warming

Results published this week by a team of polar scientists from Britain, Australia and France adds a new dimension to our understanding of Antarctic Peninsula climate change and the likely causes of the break-up of its ice shelves.

Comments Off on New Climate History Adds to Understanding of Recent Antarctic Peninsula Warming

Climate Change Shaped Ancient Burial Rituals

A relatively wet climatic period may have triggered the development 7000 years ago of complex culture in hunter-gatherer communities along the Atacama coastline. Researchers posit that cultural innovations, including the cult of mummification, were spurred by environmental change.

Comments Off on Climate Change Shaped Ancient Burial Rituals

Warm water shark runs aground on English channel coastline

Specialists were surprised after a sand tiger shark ran aground on the French coastline of the English Channel, even though it is normally found in deeper and warmer waters.

Comments Off on Warm water shark runs aground on English channel coastline

Should We Put a Price On Nature If We Are Going To Save It?

For decades campaigners have fought for the protection of nature for its own sake, and while there has been notable progress, the overall trends have not been encouraging. It seems that the moral argument has gained insufficient traction, and that in the absence of new frames continuing population and economic growth will cause more damage.

Comments Off on Should We Put a Price On Nature If We Are Going To Save It?

The Search for Energy Takes a Turn Underwater

The fearsome tides that sweep out from the easternmost shores of the United States have for more than 80 years teased engineers and presidents like Franklin D. Roosevelt, who have dreamed of harnessing their force to make electricity…

Comments Off on The Search for Energy Takes a Turn Underwater

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent