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Geographer Recreates The Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812

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Feb
7

Nearly 200 years before Hurricane Katrina, a major storm hit the coast of Louisiana just west of New Orleans. Detailed information about past hurricanes is critical to provide a better understanding of hurricane formation and their tracks in the future.

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Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study

A new, wide-ranging survey that compares the past and present condition of oyster reefs around the globe finds that more than 90 percent of former reefs have been lost in most of the bays and ecoregions where the prized molluscs were formerly abundant.

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Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Engineers have created a new type of “stereo vision” to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.

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Can the sea solve China’s water crisis?

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Jan
29

The Tianjin-Binhai development zone, on the western shore of the Bohai Sea, is a stretch of coastline that is at the forefront of the government’s ambitious and costly attempt to use science and technology to shift China on to a more sustainable path of development.

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Mapping the Grassroots

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Jan
28

Grassroots Mapping, a technological movement premised on a simple yet radical idea: for less than $100 you can generate your own high-resolution satellite imagery.

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UN chief: economic model and environmental threat

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Jan
28

Political and business leaders need to embrace economic innovation in order to save the planet.

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United Nations Seeks Emergency Flood Aid as Death Toll Rises in Sri Lanka

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Jan
15

The worst hit district was Batticaloa, a coastal city in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

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Yurok indians seek land for a tribal park on the North Pacific Coast

News
Dec
28

The Yurok Tribe, who has lived along this rugged coast for centuries, envisions that its park would be managed as part of the chain of national and state parks that necklace the Redwood Coast from Mendocino County to the Oregon border, some of the most spectacular and contested landscapes in California.

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Decline of West Coast fog brought higher coastal temperatures last 60 years

News
Dec
27

Fog is a common feature along the West Coast, but a University of Washington scientist has found that summertime coastal fog has declined since 1950 while coastal temperatures have increased slightly.

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