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Sands of time: world’s oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

News
Mar
9

The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach, north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia state, 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track currents.

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6 Gorgeous Sea Glass Beaches In The U.S.

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Mar
8

The only thing more special than taking a long walk on the beach might just be discovering a treasure while on that stroll—like a sea shell or a piece of sea glass.

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Shelly Island: There and Back Again

News
Mar
8

Despite the public attention paid to the rise and fall of Shelly Island, such swift changes are common along barrier island systems. The shoreline and cape tips along North Carolina are constantly in motion, as waves and currents redistribute land-building materials.

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Best beaches in the UK and Europe: readers’ travel tips

A selection from Ireland to southern Italy.

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Trucking Mud to the Beaches Means More Sand but Dirtier Waters, CA

News, Pollution
Feb
9

When Santa Barbara County dumps tons of mud from the catastrophic debris flow of January 9 on the shores of Goleta and Carpinteria, this wasn’t like anything that’s happened before. So residents are asking, “Will there be long-term effects? Might there be other locations that can share the impacts..?”

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Is desalination the answer for Africa’s water shortages?

As South Africa’s Western Cape province is in a race against time to produce solutions that will keep the taps from running dry desalination has been proposed as one of many strategies to deal with the water shortages, with Namibia and Botswana already in a joint venture to pump desalinated water from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Tendrils of Sediment in the Caspian Sea

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Feb
3

Along the Caspian Sea’s southeastern side, off the coast of Turkmenistan, one feature shows up year-round in almost every cloud-free satellite image. The Caspian is marked by colorful swirls of perpetually turbid seawater.

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Create “Sponge Cities” to Tackle Worsening Floods

With floods now causing more damage more frequently around the world, it is time to counter their effects by turning our towns into “Sponge Cities”, a recent trend popularised by China to absorb rainwater through permeable roads and pavements, parks, rooftop gardens and other green spaces.

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Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation

The creation of the parks marks the latest in a flurry of environmental protection laws which have brought Chile to the forefront of worldwide conservation efforts.

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