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Exploratory Drilling For Gas To Begin Soon Off Cyprus Southern Coast

News, Pollution
Sep
13

U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm oil and gas deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus’ southern coast despite Turkey’s attempts to prevent such a move.

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Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

News
Sep
13

USGS coordinated interviews with Yup’ik hunters, Alaska Natives, to document their observations of climate change. By integrating scientific studies with indigenous observation, these multiple forms of knowledge allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges posed by climate change. The indigenous knowledge encompasses observations, lessons and stories about the environment that have been handed down for generations, providing a long history of environmental knowledge.

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Study Predicts Sea Level Rise May Take Economic Toll On California Coast

California beach towns could face hefty economic losses caused by sea level rise in the next century, according to a new state-commissioned study conducted by economists at San Francisco State University.

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Scientists: Bacteria Spreading In Warming Oceans

News
Sep
13

According to a new report, Project CLAMER — a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, synthesizing 13 years of findings — presented at a two-day conference in Brussels, the warming of the world’s oceans can cause proliferation of bacteria leading to serious illness.

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An Oily Tide Washes in With Gulf Storms

When Tropical Storm Lee pummeled the Gulf coast with wind and rain last week, it left more than local floods and wind damage in its wake. Residents from Florida to Louisiana report the slow-moving gale blew in oily residues, thick tar mats and tar balls, confirming fears that the crude from BP’s historic blowout is far from gone. Many along the coast watch and wonder, waiting to see what the next storm blows in.

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Sea Levels Much Less Stable Than Earlier Believed

New evidence of sea-level oscillations during a warm period that started about 125,000 years ago raises the possibility of a similar scenario if the planet continues its more recent warming trend, new coral dating method suggests.

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Arctic Ice Cover Hits Historic Low

The area covered by Arctic sea ice reached it lowest point this week since the start of satellite observations in 1972, German researchers announced on Saturday.

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Fukushima nuclear disaster: truth beginning to emerge

One of the most serious civil nuclear accident took place on March 11, 2011 when Japan Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was hit by a earthquake and tsunami. Criticism of the handling of the aftermath of the disaster abound, as the world is now watching new Japan’s PM strategies to deal with the current crisis, and the truth is finally beginning to emerge.

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Malaysia’s Borneo Tribes Lose Test Case Over Mega-Dam

Erosion, News
Sep
8

A 12-year legal battle by indigenous tribes in Malaysia against their ancestral land being seized to build a mega-dam on Borneo island ended in defeat Thursday in the nation’s top court.

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