Surfing in / News

At least 168 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

News
Dec
23

A tsunami that hit Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung, Indonesia, Saturday night, killed at least 168 people and injured at least 745.

Comments Off on At least 168 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

As Polar Bear Attacks Increase in Warming Arctic, a Search for Solutions

With sea ice reduced, polar bears in the Arctic are spending more time on land, leading to increased attacks on people. Concerned Inuit communities want to increase hunting quotas, but researchers are testing new technologies they hope will reduce these often deadly confrontations.

Comments Off on As Polar Bear Attacks Increase in Warming Arctic, a Search for Solutions

Loss of intertidal ecosystem exposes coastal communities

south california coastal erosion

Artificial intelligence and extensive satellite imagery have allowed researchers to map the world’s intertidal zones for the first time, revealing a significant loss of the crucial ecosystem. The study has shown that global foreshore environments declined by up to 16 percent between 1984 and 2016.

Comments Off on Loss of intertidal ecosystem exposes coastal communities

Cleaning up the plastic in the ocean

News, Pollution
Dec
17

Discarded plastic is piling up around the world and pooling in the ocean. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the problem’s deadly consequences for wildlife and what can be done to stop it

Comments Off on Cleaning up the plastic in the ocean

Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Queensland’s coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of ‘exploding’ shark populations, according to a new analysis.

Comments Off on Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Arctic Report Card tracks region’s environmental changes

Persistent heat records have assaulted the fragile Arctic for each of the past five years—a record-long warming streak, said the 2018 Arctic Report Card, released by NOAA.

Comments Off on Arctic Report Card tracks region’s environmental changes

2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

An El Niño event is very likely under way, amping up extreme weather already made worse by climate change and increasing the odds that 2019 will be the hottest year in recorded human history, scientists warn.

Comments Off on 2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world’s biggest investors

A group of more than 400 investors managing $32 trillion in assets issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and the phasing out of all coal burning. Without these, the world faces a financial crash several times worse than the 2008 crisis.

Comments Off on Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world’s biggest investors

New Rules Ahead For Building Near Inlets, NC

New boundaries and rules governing development at about half of North Carolina’s inlets may be adopted next year.

Comments Off on New Rules Ahead For Building Near Inlets, NC

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent