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Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years.

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Surf, sand, and sun: International Surfing Day

Celebrate, News
Jun
16

Surfing is more than the physical act of riding waves. Many surfers are ocean-lovers and for them it can be a spiritual connection with Mother Nature, a place to seek solace. Surfers are inherent caretakers of the coast, stewards on the sand and advocates of the sea.

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Rate of Antarctica’s ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

The rate at which ice is melting on Antarctica has tripled in recent years, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. Coastal communities along the U.S. could feel the impact of a continued increase as melting ice adds to sea level rise, say experts.

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Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands

The Caribbean is bracing for what could be the mother of all seaweed invasions, with satellite observations warning of record-setting Sargassum ​blooms and seaweed already swamping beaches.

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Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, victim to climate change, according to researchers.

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Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’

Pope Francis issued a sweeping letter that highlighted the global crisis posed by climate change and called for swift action to save the environment and the planet.

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Whale found In Thailand dies from eating over 80 plastic bags

Rescuers unsuccessfully tried to nurse the male pilot whale back to health. A necropsy revealed over 17 pounds of plastic, including more than 80 plastic bags, in the whale’s stomach.

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3 SoCal Beaches Among the Most Polluted in the State

News, Pollution
Jun
9

Three Southern California beaches are among the 10 most polluted in the state.

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CO2 Levels Break Another Record, Exceeding 411 Parts Per Million

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 411 parts per million (ppm) in May, the highest monthly average ever recorded. In addition, scientists found that the rate of CO2 increase is accelerating.

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