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19-meter wave sets new record – highest significant wave height measured by a buoy

News
Dec
14

A World Meteorological Organization expert committee has established a new world record significant wave height of 19 meters (62.3 feet) measured by a buoy in the North Atlantic.

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Sinkhole in Pacifica closes off path access to beach, California

Erosion, News
Dec
12

Pacifica residents have found yet another sinkhole opening up in their city, this time forcing the closure of a beach entrance, according to a news report. The timing of this new sinkhole coincides with some of the biggest waves of the year.

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Government’s ambitious 2030 land reclamation plan to cost HK$400 billion

The government’s grand long-term blueprint for Hong Kong, which envisions a 1,000-hectare man-made island in the middle of the sea, could cost over HK$400 billion, a concern group estimated.

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Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.

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“Resilience area” created for Alaskan natives along Bering Strait

President Obama signed an executive order Friday to create a Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area that will focus “locally tailored” protections on marine resources. The newly created resilience area covers 112,300 square miles and stretches from north of the Bering Strait to north of Bristol Bay.

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Marina: Nation’s last coastal sand mine might be shut down by Coastal Commission

The US nation’s last remaining coastal sand mine may face closure. The California Coastal Commission has put Marina’s Lapis sand mine on notice after a nearly six-year investigation into multiple violations of the state’s Coastal Act.

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Tsunami threat eases after powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake shakes Solomon Islands

News
Dec
9

Solomon Islands has been rattled by another powerful earthquake, but authorities have now lifted a warning of potential hazardous tsunami waves.

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Discover How Climate Change Is Rapidly Transforming Our Earth With Google Timelapse

Google Earth’s newly updated feature captures how the world has changed since 1984.

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‘This is a 4-alarm fire’: Environmentalists to campaign against Trump’s EPA pick

News, Pollution
Dec
8

Environmental advocates say they are shocked and worried after Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has denied mainstream climate science, to administer his Environmental Protection Agency.

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