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NASA Finds Merging Tsunami, Doubled Japan Destruction

The discovery helps explain how tsunamis can cross ocean basins to cause massive destruction at some locations, while leaving others unscathed, and raises hope that scientists may be able to improve tsunami forecasts leading to more accurate coastal tsunami hazard maps to protect communities and critical infrastructure.

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USDA Announces $50 Million for Gulf Of Mexico’s Restoration

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Monday announced a vast, collaborative plan developed by a federal task force to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Meanwhile, court battles are still fiercely going on between the different involved parties.

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Fishing Community Against Mining Sea For Sand, India

Fishing community in the Kerala state, under the banner of the National Fishworkers Forum, has opposed finance minister K M Mani’s suggestion to mine sea sand for use in local construction, and sand exportation, mainly to Singapore.

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Fresh Radioactive Runoff At Japan Tsunami Stricken Plant

A fresh leak of radioactive water into the open ocean has been discovered at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear complex, its operator said Monday as cleanup efforts continued.

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Fukushima Earthquake Moved Seafloor Half a Football Field

New analysis released in the Dec. 2 issue of the journal Science indicates that the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that decimated Japan with a monster tsunami, altered the seafloor off the country’s eastern coast much more than scientists had thought.

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Arctic settles into new phase: warmer, greener, and less ice

An international team of scientists who monitor the rapid changes in the Earth’s northern polar region say that the Arctic is entering a new state, one with warmer air and water temperatures, less summer sea ice and snow cover, and a changed ocean chemistry.

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Number of sea turtles visiting Kerala shores dwindling, India

Unpolluted Kerala beaches have always been the favourite nesting grounds for marine turtles, but their imprints may soon be washed away for ever.

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Thawing permafrost vents gases to worsen warming

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Massive amounts of greenhouse gases trapped below thawing permafrost will likely seep into the air over the next several decades, accelerating and amplifying global warming and coastal erosion, scientists warn.

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Tsunami Survivors: We Didn’t Understand the Threat

By talking with survivors of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year, scientists may now have a better idea as to how to help prevent fatalities from such events in the future.

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