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Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

A study released by Australia Government, finds that Kakadu National Park, a protected northern territory, half the size of Switzerland, is one of Australia’s “natural ecosystems most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”, with higher oceans being a “serious risk” to its ecosystem.

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EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

News, Pollution
Jun
2

With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Anchor Recovered Off NC Coast

News
May
28

Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what’s believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship off the North Carolina coast.

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Mediterranean Sea Invaded by Hundreds of Alien Species

More than 900 new alien species have been encountered in the coastal environments of the eastern Mediterranean Sea in recent decades.

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Exploring The Hidden Coastal World of The Maritime Maya

Celebrate, News
May
23

Explorers are searching a wild, largely unexplored and forgotten coastline for evidence and artifacts of one of the greatest seafaring traditions of the ancient New World, where Maya traders once paddled massive dugout canoes filled with trade goods from across Mexico and Central America. A goal of the exploration is to enable Mexico to better protect and preserve its coastal and submerged cultural resources.

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The Birth of an Ecomovement: Namibia’s Coastal Parks

Celebrate
May
20

In 1990 newly independent Namibia became one of the world’s first nations to write environmental protection into its constitution. A narrative and photo gallery, from National Geographic Magazine.

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Seismic Shift? As Bahamas islands Sink, One Island Mysteriously Rises

All the islands in the Bahamas were thought to be slowly sinking, but now scientists made a surprise discovery of recent tectonic activity in a region that was up to now considered stable, finding one quirky isle going against the crowd.

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Haiti’s Coastline Clean-Up

Pollution
May
19

Every September, from Maine to Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people in more than 75 countries remove millions of pounds of trash from waterways and beaches all over the world during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC); inspired by its success, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, has launched a range of activities across three regions of the country.

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Louisiana’s Cajun country braces for historic flooding

News
May
16

Battered by recent hurricanes and last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, residents of Louisiana’s Cajun country are now bracing for the biggest river flood the area has seen in over eighty years.

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