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Change in a Major Pacific Weather Pattern Will Likely Intensify Warming

The Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO), a major atmospheric and meteorological pattern in the mid-Pacific Ocean, is now switching into a positive phase that will likely boost Pacific Ocean temperatures and accelerate global warming, according to new research.

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Threatened bird nesting again on Los Angeles area beaches

The western snowy plover is nesting along the Los Angeles area coast for the first time in nearly seven decades, federal officials said.

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Cemex sand mine accused of damaging Monterey Bay Coast

Scientists and environmentalists are accusing Cemex, the world’s second largest building materials company, of doing serious harm to the Monterey Bay beach by removing massive amounts of sand. The company claims its sand mining business is legal, but the beach is shrinking, and the California Coastal Commission is threatening to shut down the operation.

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Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

Erosion, News
May
8

An Irish beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast.

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Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world

A new research collaboration has found that, despite facing a number of domestic challenges, such as poverty and political instability in many parts of the continent, Africa was found to prioritise wildlife preservation, and contribute more to conservation than any other region of the world. African countries made up four of the five top-performing mega-fauna conservation nations…

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Trump wants to leave the Paris agreement. That would be a huge mistake.

Trump is getting closer to exiting the Paris climate agreement. But, even if Trump announces his intention to withdraw, the lengthy divorce process and other stipulations in the deal mean that the U.S. would remain in the pact at least until November 2020 — around the same date as the next U.S. presidential election.

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The Battle Against Trump’s Assault on Climate Is Moving to the Courts

As the Trump administration sets about dismantling the Obama legacy on climate change and energy, the legal struggle is intensifying. Trump’s team faces major obstacles, including lawsuits by states and activists and a key Supreme Court ruling on greenhouse gases.

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See How The N.C. Coast Has Changed In 30 Years

Erosion, News
May
4

North Carolina Sea Grant, using Google satellite imaging, looked at coastal erosion dating back to 1984.

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Red alert: Kofi Annan on the photos that capture our choking planet

News
May
4

From a masked Tokyo commuter in a crush to the plastic particles killing our oceans, the former UN secretary-general hails the photographers shortlisted for tonight’s space-themed Prix Picket prize.

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