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Flood Waters Inundate Coastal Peru

News
Mar
29

Mulitple storms hit Peru’s north coast between March 19 and 23, bringing heavy rain and lightning. Even after the worst of the storms had passed, the rains continued in the country’s north. Some meteorologists have pointed to extremely warm waters off Peru’s coast as a possible source for the high levels of moisture in the atmosphere.

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World’s first green-energy boat prepares for a six-year voyage around the world

The first self-sufficient boat powered only by clean, emission-free energy will start this spring, a six-year journey around the world during which it will visit 50 countries, as a floating exhibition and clean energy laboratory.

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Trump scraps Clean Power Plan: What that means for Earth

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. The plan, which President Obama’s administration put into effect in 2015, was designed to cut power plant emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that is warming the planet. The Clean Power Plan requires that, by 2030, the power sector’s CO2 emissions be brought down to 32 percent below their 2005 levels.

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Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

Using a newly-developed computer model, scientists predict that with limited human intervention, 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches may become completely eroded (up to existing coastal infrastructure or sea-cliffs) by the year 2100 under scenarios of sea-level rise of one to two meters.

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Tel Aviv’s cool new lifeguard stand ‘hotel’

Tel Aviv is practically synonymous with the beach. But a new hotel is giving tourists an opportunity to experience that famous beach in a whole new way.

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Corals Die as Global Warming Collides with Local Weather in the South China Sea

In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of the resident coral community according to a study published in Scientific Reports this week.

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Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

News, Pollution
Mar
26

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States’ second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle’s waste.

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India: Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use

Bringing in some significant changes in the way it governs its coasts, the government is moving to remove the ban on reclamation of land in coastal areas for commercial or entertainment purposes while also allowing tourism activities even in ecologically sensitive areas along the shores.

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Sinking of seal beach wetlands tied to ancient quakes

News
Mar
24

When geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal wetlands, they found something else. Their discoveries have implications for seismic hazard and risk assessment in coastal Southern California.

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