Coastal Care

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Day: March 24, 2017

Preparing for Tsunami Hazards on Washington’s Pacific Coast

Preparing for Tsunami Hazards on Washington’s Pacific Coast

Conventional wisdom about tsunamis says that if you feel an earthquake’s shaking, move to high ground immediately. But what if the area has no natural high ground? Many coastal communities in the Northwest are built on low-lying coastal spits of sand.

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India: Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use

India: Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use

Bringing in some significant changes in the way it governs its coasts, the government is moving to remove the ban on reclamation of land in coastal areas for commercial or entertainment purposes while also allowing tourism activities even in ecologically sensitive areas along the shores.

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Sinking of seal beach wetlands tied to ancient quakes

Sinking of seal beach wetlands tied to ancient quakes

When geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal wetlands, they found something else. Their discoveries have implications for seismic hazard and risk assessment in coastal Southern California.

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A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China’s most beautiful city

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China’s most beautiful city

Despite Beijing’s increased transparency with air pollution, water pollution remains a taboo in China. Prominent environmentalists have been charged with espionage for speaking out about the situation. Greenpeace China told the Guardian that one third of the country’s rivers are contaminated.

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