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Puerto Rico coast still ruled by 1886 law

A Spanish law crafted in 1886 still governs development along Puerto Rico’s sprawling coastline, worrying activists and legislators who say the ancient mandate has allowed construction along ecologically sensitive beaches.

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Elwha River Restoration: Dams Removal Project

This September, removal of two dams on the Elwha River, in Washington State, begins, setting in motion one of the largest restoration projects in U.S. history.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Volcanic Ashes Images

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Jul
2

The Puyehue-Cordón volcano in Chile continues to spew ash and perhaps the greatest danger posed by the Volcano Complex, is the thick layer of ashes and pumice stones being deposited east of the volcano, on land and lake shores, choking nearby lakes and rivers, with traces found worldwide as well. The images are as frightening as they are beautiful.

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Report From Japan: No News Is Good News?

Controlling information flow in a crisis is crucial to its outcome. So it is no surprise that much information received about how the crisis at Fukushima unfolded has been kept away from traditional and social media as long as possible… Meanwhile people, environment and marine life along Fukushima coast, are still soaking up radiation.

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Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Georgia and the Carolinas beckon curious beachcombers with over 600 miles of wave-swept Atlantic coastline. These beaches offer more than a sandy stroll amidst stunning scenery, they are alive! A book by Blair and Dawn Witherington.

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Sinkhole Swallows South-East Queensland Beach

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Jun
27

A giant sinkhole up to 100m long and 50m deep has opened up on a south-east Queensland beach, Australia.

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Australia’s Ningaloo coast Gets Unesco’s World Heritage Listing

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Jun
26

The Ningaloo coast in Western Australia covers 708,350 hectares of coastal waters and land, including one of the longest near-shore reefs in the world, and is home to rare wildlife including whale sharks and sea turtles.

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The Intertwined History of Coconuts And Ancient Seafarers

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Jun
25

The impact of the coconut palm on the history of human dispersal in the humid tropics is unparalleled in the plant kingdom. As a portable source of both food and water, the coconut played a critical role in the ability of humans to voyage, establish trade routes, and colonize lands in the Pacific Rim, Africa and regions throughout the Old World tropics. An extraordinary investigative report by a team of scientists reveals this story of an anthropological and botanical intertwined journey accross the world’s oceans from coasts to coasts.

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Voices for Change, Sydney Australia

“Billions of people will be affected by impacts of climate change… One of them is you.”

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