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Scientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off Alaska: Data will help coastal communities prepare for risks from earthquakes and tsunamis

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Aug
12

Researchers have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. This information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better understand and prepare for the risks from earthquakes and tsunamis that can occur when faults suddenly move.

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Anse source d’Argent, Seychelles

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Aug
11

L’Anse source d’Argent remains the Seychelles’ most popular stretch of shoreline, as its dazzling, reef-sheltered water and granite boulders atop bone-colored sand regularly prove too alluring to pass up.

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In a coastal town, beach owners don’t even want sea turtles trespassing

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Aug
11

All over Florida, people are arguing over whether a new law blocks the public from walking across a private beach. Instead of just humans, some Belleair Shore residents want to give sea turtles the boot too.

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Stunning images of the Mediterranean shoreline

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Aug
10

Aerial photographer Tom Hegen visited the Mediterranean region to capture the showstopping beauty of this famous coastline. But his photo series doesn’t just highlight the region’s beauty -he hopes his images are also read as a comment on the effects of overtourism on the area.

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‘Fog tsunamis’ are one of nature’s most terrifying pranks

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Aug
9

Last weekend, thousands of beachgoers along the southwest of England enjoying an otherwise normal summer’s day were shocked to glimpse what appeared to be a tsunami racing towards them.

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Chile moves to protect Easter Island by limiting tourism

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Aug
2

Tourists visiting Chile’s Easter Island will face new restrictions for traveling and staying on the island, Chile authorities have said. The move is aimed at protecting both the natural environment and island heritage.

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Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes. As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which consumption exceeds the capacity of nature to regenerate – has moved forward two days to 1 August, the earliest date ever recorded.

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Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

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Ahead of the upcoming Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, that will be co-host by Kenya and Canada this November, economic experts are optimistic that the Blue Economy movement – which is about sustainable exploitation of oceans, seas, rivers and lakes – is gaining traction.

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii’s Big Island

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Jul
18

The island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields.

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