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The Birth of a New Island; 2 videos by NASA Goddard Space Center

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Dec
11

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai is the first island of this type to erupt and persist in the modern satellite era. It was initially projected to last a few months. Now it has a 6- to 30-year lease on life and gives scientists an unprecedented view from space of its early life and evolution.

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Ranked: The World’s 50 Best Beaches

Celebrate, News
Nov
27

Welcome to paradise: the 50 best beaches in the world. To create this spectacular list, FlightNetwork — Canada’s largest online travel website — consulted with 632 top travel professionals, including journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies and had them vote on their favorites.

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First inland South Carolina tract purchased in Cape Romain effort to save habitat as seas rise

The vast island seascape of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge just gained a first tiny foothold on what could be its future.

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Punta de Lobos and Noosa declared World Surfing Reserves

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Nov
23

The Chilean big wave surf break of Punta de Lobos and the idyllic Australian point break of Noosa have been officially declared the 9th and 10th World Surfing Reserves, respectively.

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In Puerto Rico town of Rincón, beach slowly replenishes itself, but uncertainty remains

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Nov
22

Rincón, known for its sunsets and as Puerto Rico’s surfing capital, is a place that easily captivates its visitors. It is where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

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NASA launches powerful polar weather satellite

A workhorse Delta 2 rocket finally streaked away from the California coast early Saturday carrying a state-of-the-art $1.6 billion weather satellite into an orbit around Earth’s poles, the first of four intended to ensure reliable forecasting over the next two decades.

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One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion

Erosion, News
Nov
16

Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England’s historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

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Venice Is Restricting Access to Cruise Ships

Italy’s transport minister announced this week that Venice will ban all cruise ships from entering the city center.

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Eyes on the Coast—Video Cameras Help Forecast Coastal Change

Coastal communities count on beaches for recreation and for protection from large waves, but beaches are vulnerable to threats such as erosion by storms and flooding. Whether beaches grow, shrink, or disappear depends in part on what happens just offshore. If we understand these processes, scientists can include them in computer models of coastal change that can be used to forecast future changes over years, decades, or even centuries.

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