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This floating pipe is trying to clean up all the plastic in the ocean

News, Pollution
Oct
16

A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Why Durban only got two Blue Flag beaches

News, Pollution
Oct
15

Durban was the first South African city to implement the international Blue Flag program.

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Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

A new method for observing water within ice has revealed stored meltwater that may explain the complex flow behavior of some Greenland glaciers, an important component for predicting sea-level rise in a changing climate.

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NOAA Reviews Early Imagery from Hurricane Michael, Stands By to Respond

News
Oct
15

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is reviewing early imagery to begin identifying potential pollution sources, such as displaced vessels and containers.

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Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

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Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida’s victims: toxic red tide

News, Pollution
Oct
13

Biologists fear that the storm surge carried with it red tide toxins that can cause respiratory distress and flu-like symptoms.

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‘There’s nothing left here anymore’: Hurricane Michael takes the town of Mexico Beach

News
Oct
11

Mexico Beach, Florida, is not just destroyed. For the most part, it’s not there anymore.

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The Sudden, Shocking Growth of Hurricane Michael

In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.

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Hurricane Michael’s surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

News
Oct
9

Hurricane Michael, which is forecast to make landfall Wednesday as a Category Three hurricane, is very likely to cause erosion at the base of sand dunes along about three-fourths of the Florida Panhandle beaches, and to inundate more than one-fourth of that coast’s dunes.

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