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Apr
11

During the week of March 26, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey carried out four days of mapping selected beaches and the adjacent seafloor in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Results will be compared to surveys from last fall to highlight changes due to winter waves, and to sediment inputs from area streams.

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Does new law restrict public access to Florida’s beaches?

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Apr
6

A bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last month has sent shock waves through Florida’s waterfront communities and prompted questions. The new law, which goes into effect July 1, has left some people afraid it will immediately cut off public access to beaches all over the state.

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Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response

About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator was too hot for reptiles, sea level still rose and fell over time. Now, an international team of researchers has developed a way to track sea-level rise and fall and to tease out what caused the changes in the absence of ice sheets.

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Portions of beaches across FL could soon be restricted to public

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Mar
31

Beaches across Florida are about to see a major change. Stretches of sand behind condos, hotels and homes, could soon be off limits to the public.

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Struggling in the surf: Australian beaches pose dangers to newcomers

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Mar
27

Despite a campaign launched in 2016 by the Australian Water Safety Council, the number of drowning fatalities has risen year-on-year since 2015.

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Newport Beach Officials Prepare for Possibility of Big Tsunami That Could Flood Large Swaths of City

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Mar
26

Tsunami and emergency response experts at a Newport workshop last week offered tips on how to avoid the devastation of the quake-triggered waves.

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Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?

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Mar
22

On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege… Despite the fact that our oceans and seas make up more than 97% of the earth’s water resources and half the world’s population lives no further than 40 miles from the water, we’re experiencing one water crisis after another. Adding to that frustration is the fact that solutions exist today which could ameliorate our water issues.

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Ibusuki Beach: Sand bathing in southern Japan

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Mar
18

In Ibusuki, a beachside city on Kyushu Island in Japan’s subtropical south, it’s all about the sand. Not the dark color of the sandy granules or even the length or width of the beaches, but rather the intense infusion of minerals from volcanic hot springs along the coast.

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Isla Holbox, Mexico’s best barefoot beach

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Mar
16

Isla Holbox is a small, slender island just north of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a gorgeous destination, with clear green-blue waters in every direction, and aquatic-inspired art is everywhere.

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