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Storms uncover carriage tracks from 1800s on Orleans beach; Massachusetts

News
Mar
15

The barrage of storms in March has relentlessly pounded down on Orleans’ beaches, bringing 35-foot-tall waves and high winds. But officials recently discovered something else — horse and carriage tracks reportedly from the late 1800s or early 1900s.

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Coral reef experiment shows: acidification from carbon dioxide slows growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, according to new research on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef led by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and the California Academy of Sciences’ Rebecca Albright.

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Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles: report

News, Pollution
Mar
15

The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries.

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Key Biological Mechanism is Disrupted by Ocean Acidification

A team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has demonstrated that the excess carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere through the combustion of fossil fuels interferes with the health of phytoplankton which form the base of marine food webs.

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Maps show Northland coastal erosion and flood threat to homes; NZ

Erosion, News
Mar
14

Climate change, storm surges, tsunamis, earthquakes and poorly placed human footprints could all increase the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at sites identified on Northland Regional Council’s new coastal hazard maps.

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Experts contradict govt on coastal erosion, Thailand

Erosion, News
Mar
14

Experts reported that about 830 kilometres, or 30 per cent, of all coastlines in Thailand were at critical levels for erosion at a rate of more than five metres per year. This is far worse than stated in information from the coastal resources department.

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Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

News, Pollution
Mar
12

A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels yet discovered anywhere in the world in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year.

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Sands of time: world’s oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

News
Mar
9

The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach, north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia state, 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track currents.

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Trump official under fire after granting broad access to mining and oil firms

A key Trump administration official scheduled roughly twice as many meetings with mining and fossil-fuel representatives as with environmental groups, public records requests have revealed.

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