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Great White Shark, Studied By Oceans Research

Blog
Sep
25

There is no such thing as “swimming beaches” or “surfing beaches.” These are just qualities humans attribute to these areas. All of them are just beaches, all holding the same types of dangers; rip-tides, waves, currents and of course wild animals. Great white sharks are commonly found in near shore locations, and its important again to remind people that the environment does not belong to us selectively for our use.

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Huge Ancient Roman Shipyard Unearthed in Italy

News
Sep
24

Few Roman Imperial shipyards have been discovered and, if all identification are correct, this would be the largest of its kind in Italy or the Mediterranean.

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Providing a glimpse of a renewable future: Orkney Islands, Scotland

News
Sep
20

Orkney archipelago, situated where the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean collide, a maritime crossroads that Vikings featured in their sagas, continues to provide inspiration but this time it’s for a new generation of pioneers using the land and sea to produce renewable electricity.

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Asia-Pacific Region Faces Climate Change Induced Migration

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported that countries in the Asia-Pacific region will need to develop policies to deal with massive population shifts as a result of climate change impacts such as sea-level rise and variable monsoons. The region is highly exposed to environmental risks, having by far the highest population density of any continent living in low-elevation coastal zones, while it is also home to the largest number of people living in poverty.

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Oldest Bay Area Salt Flat Turned Into Wetland

News
Sep
18

Salt flats in Hayward, California, are being returned to tidal wetlands as part of the biggest salt pond restoration project on the Pacific Coast. Authorities breached a levee, to allow water to flow into these flats.

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On The Elwha, A New Life When The Dam Breaks

Erosion, News
Sep
18

Nobody figured the largest dam removal project ever attempted in the U.S. was going to be easy, or fast.The nation’s largest and most ambitious dam removal will begin this month, when workers start demolishing two antique dams on Washington state’s Elwha River…

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Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

News
Sep
13

USGS coordinated interviews with Yup’ik hunters, Alaska Natives, to document their observations of climate change. By integrating scientific studies with indigenous observation, these multiple forms of knowledge allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges posed by climate change. The indigenous knowledge encompasses observations, lessons and stories about the environment that have been handed down for generations, providing a long history of environmental knowledge.

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Dirty Laundry: Greenpeace Reports on Toxic Industrial Water Pollution

News, Pollution
Aug
26

A report just released by Greenpeace International, after a year-long study research into industrial water pollution, reveals the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing items bearing the logos of 14 global popular brands, linking many of the same clothing brands to suppliers in China who were found to be releasing daily cocktail of chemicals into the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas, discharging into the China Sea…

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East coast earthquake reveals faults in nuclear emergency planning

News
Aug
24

The largest earthquake to hit the East Coast of the United States in 67 years reveals faults in nuclear emergency planning raising added concerns about the safety of the country’s nuclear power plants. The earthquake was felt so widely because it was a shallow earthquake, and geologic conditions in the eastern allow the effects of earthquakes to propagate and spread much more than in the western United States.

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