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Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Preserving Sydney’s beaches against rising sea levels could cost more than $700 million over the next 50 years and would require the government to reverse its long-standing position regarding offshore sand mining.

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Portsea beach erosion, failed shorline armoring, Australia

$2 million were spent building a sea wall in an attempt to try to stop beach erosion.

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Pacific Islands: Duel Between Freshwater and Sea Water

It is said that the first refugees of climate change will come from the Pacific coral islands. Scientists are assessing what will happen to freshwater resources as a consequence of expected changes in the climate and sea level.

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Worsening Coastal Erosion, Québec

A fierce storm and high tides washed away large sections of the shoreline along the St. Lawrence River, leaving homes perilously close to the water’s edge. A State of alert remains as new high tides are expected around December 22nd and 24th.

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Blooming Jellyfish off Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts

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Dec
14

A study examining over 50 years of jellyfish data by an international team, has confirmed an increase in the size and intensity of proliferations of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca, particularly visible in enormous blooms along Spanish coasts and beaches.

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FDA Underestimates Gulf Coast Residents’ Exposure to Carcinogens in Seafood

A survey of Gulf Coast seafood consumption habits released by the NRDC reveals that many Gulf residents are eating far more seafood, far more often, than the federal government has acknowledged, bringing Gulf seafood safety standards under renewed scrutiny. The survey revealed that the rate of shrimp consumption in coastal communities significantly exceeded the estimates used by FDA to calculate a safe level of exposure to PAHs.

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Red Sea Shark Attacks: Puzzle Scientists

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Dec
11

Running through the different theories is the sense that human behavior is conditioning the sharks to stick around.

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Climate change still a hard sell, especially when it’s freezing out

The climatic consequences of our actions will fall mostly upon others, in other parts of the world and in that distant country, the future.

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Some Coral Reefs Less Vulnerable to Rising Sea Temperatures

The findings hold promise for an estimated 100 million people living along the coasts of tropical developing countries whose livelihoods and welfare depend directly on coral reefs.

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