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Threat of poisonous algae growing on Great Barrier Reef

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The future of the Great Barrier Reef looks increasingly precarious. Researchers in Australia have identified a new threat — not bleaching, but encroaching algae.

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Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

News, Pollution
Feb
3

China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways, patterned around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea. But now those waters are increasingly threatened by human-caused, harmful algal blooms that choke off vital fish populations.

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Scientists Plan Washington March On Earth Day: April 22nd 2017

Scientists are planning to march on Washington to express their support for rigorous scientific research.

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Underwater eruption near Tongatapu: an island may form temporarily

News
Feb
2

A turquoise plume of water is coming from a seamount located 33 kilometers (20 miles) from Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu.

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State sued over sand mining in San Francisco Bay, California

News
Jan
31

Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for an endangered bird.

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As Climate Change Accelerates, Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream

A plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating islands in the South Pacific is moving forward, with the government of French Polynesia agreeing to consider hosting the islands in a tropical lagoon. But the project has critics in French Polynesia and beyond.

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Isla Vista Apartment Owner ordered to demolish 4 Units After Cliff Collapse, CA

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Erosion, News
Jan
27

Del Playa coastal bluffs, is one of the most densely-populated area in Isla Vista, the legacy of an era when setbacks were sacrificed for maximum build-out. In recent decades, at least 30 buildings on Del Playa have been cut back because of cliff erosion.

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Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Dying

More than 90 percent of the corals in Sekiseishoko reef, located in the Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa, were discovered to be at least partially bleached when surveyed in November and December. About 70 percent of the reef’s living corals were found to have died.

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Trump administration: EPA studies, data must undergo political review before release

The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public.

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