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Could underwater sound waves be the key to early tsunami warnings?

News
Jan
25

Mathematicians have devised a way of calculating the size of a tsunami and its destructive force well in advance of it making landfall by measuring fast-moving underwater sound waves, opening up the possibility of a real-time early warning system.

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Cost of recreating in polluted water estimated at $2.9 billion nationwide!

News, Pollution
Jan
24

A new study published on January 9, 2018 by Environmental Health Journal estimates the national cost of getting sick from recreating in polluted water is $2.9 billion nationwide.

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On the Chesapeake, A Precarious Future of Rising Seas and High Tides; Video

Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quiet beauty of this liquid landscape and how high tides and erosion are putting the bay’s rural communities at risk.

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Fiji: Mangrove concern

Regional environmental protection agencies recently questioned Fiji’s commitment to oceans and coral health by highlighting the continued removal and destruction of mangroves in the country.

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South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

News, Sand Mining
Jan
22

The government has rejected an application by a controversial Australian mining company for a huge expansion of its existing Tormin heavy mineral sands mine near Koekenaap on the West Coast. Tormin has been in operation since October 2013, produces heavy sands minerals from the beach.

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More Than 1,000 Starfish Wash up on South Carolina Beaches

News
Jan
22

“Mass starfish strandings” are more common than we think.

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Sewage spill closes eight Monterey beaches, CA

News, Pollution
Jan
22

A massive sewage spill at the Monterey One Water wastewater treatment facility early Saturday morning has closed eight beaches. Approximately 4.9 million gallons of sewage spilled from the wastewater treatment facility.

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More oyster reefs could help fight erosion on Texas coast

Erosion, News
Jan
22

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the past 10 years has built more than 400 acres of oyster reef off the coast — multimillion dollar projects intended to jump start the harvest of oysters, particularly after hurricanes and drought devastated the resource.

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Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching has started early, biologist says

Warm water has already begun bleaching coral on the Great Barrier Reef, weeks ahead of the period with highest forecast risk. Satellite data suggest widespread bleaching is possible by March.

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