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Geographer Recreates The Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812

News
Feb
7

Nearly 200 years before Hurricane Katrina, a major storm hit the coast of Louisiana just west of New Orleans. Detailed information about past hurricanes is critical to provide a better understanding of hurricane formation and their tracks in the future.

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Pollutants Threaten Mexico’s Coast: Study

News, Pollution
Feb
6

Pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico’s “Riviera Maya” coast, a new study shows.

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Cyclone Adds to Barrier Reef’s Flood Woes

Smashed coral fragments have already begun washing up on Australia northeastern’s beaches.

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Once Again Rescuers Struggle to Save Beached Whales, New Zealand

News
Feb
5

Rescuers struggled to save scores of pilot whales after 80 beached themselves in New Zealand yesterday. 66 survivors of the pod freed themselves and swam back to sea during a high tide, rescuers said on Saturday.

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Jamaica’s Land Reclamation and Coral reefs Damages

The problem-plagued Historic Falmouth Port has been plunged into a fresh round of controversy as green lobbyists are insisting that 20 hectares of coral and seagrass cover have been damaged due to the development.

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Biologists Cite Need for Critical Data to Determine Ecological Consequences

Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical data to determine the ecological consequences of human-induced environmental disasters.

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Pacific Northwest warned of climate change dangers

Washington state and the province of British Columbia launched a joint effort on Wednesday to warn residents of North America’s Pacific Northwest about the danger that climate change poses to coastal communities.

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Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study

A new, wide-ranging survey that compares the past and present condition of oyster reefs around the globe finds that more than 90 percent of former reefs have been lost in most of the bays and ecoregions where the prized molluscs were formerly abundant.

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Giant Cyclone Pounds Australia Coast

News
Feb
2

One of the most powerful cyclones on record slammed into Australia’s northeast coast on Thursday, tearing off roofs and bringing down power lines. Cyclone Yasi, packing winds of up to 300 km (186 miles) an hour near its core, came ashore along hundreds of kilometers of coastline in Queensland state.

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