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Mackenzie Meets Beaufort

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Aug
14

The Mackenzie River is the leading source of freshwater flowing into the Arctic Ocean. It’s also a leading source of sediment flowing into that basin.

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“I never thought I’d see it again”: the Irish beach that came back

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Aug
6

In 1984, a beach on Ireland’s Achill Island vanished. This year it reappeared overnight. How are locals handling the sand?

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23 of the cleanest beaches to visit in Cornwall this summer, UK

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Jul
31

Cornwall has more miles of coastline and more Blue Flag beaches than anywhere else in the UK, plus hundreds of hidden coves that are simply beautiful.

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When the Land Stains the Sea

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Jul
29

Where Pakistan’s coast meets the Arabian Sea, arid terrain contrasts sharply with the open waters beyond it. Sometimes the two overlap, and the land bleeds into the water.

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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areas

The world’s most extensive study of a major stormfront striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.

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25 of Africa’s best beaches

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Jul
17

From the wind-tickled shores of the Seychelles to the haunting, seal-dappled coast of Namibia, the continent’s sandy fringe is varied and dramatic. Here’s a small sample of Africa’s best beaches.

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Why Japan’s coastal zones might be disappearing due to climate change

Climate change can cause a range of effects on coastal environments, such as a decrease in sediment supply, changes in the intensity and frequency of extreme events, and changes in sea levels and wave climate. The estimation of changes due to climate change is a major issue for future coastal management decisions.

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Heritage at Risk: How Rising Seas Threaten Ancient Coastal Ruins

The shores of Scotland’s Orkney Islands are dotted with ruins that date to the Stone Age. But after enduring for millennia, these archaeological sites – along with many others from Easter Island to Jamestown – are facing an existential threat from climate change.

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Should popular St. Maarten jet-watching spot be closed after tourist’s death?

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Jul
14

A deadly accident involving a powerful blast from a jet engine has led to calls for tourists to stay away from a popular beach on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.

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