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Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

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Aug
1

Alaska scientists have discovered the fossil of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that is likely the most complete remnant of the creature ever found in North America.

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Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

The practice of shipping hazardous and nuclear waste through the Caribbean sea is seen as a dangerous environmental gamble, risking the existence of the more than 20 million people, and threatening its coral reefs and ecosystems.

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Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

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Jul
21

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island, the size of Manhattan, is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.

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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

News
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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