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Koekohe Beach and the Moeraki Boulders, South Island, New Zealand; By Norma Longo & Wayne Ranney

Koekohe Beach and the Moeraki Boulders, South Island, New Zealand; By Norma Longo & Wayne Ranney

Not far north of the city of Dunedin is Koekohe Beach, a long, sandy beach on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand, where a surprising and spectacular sight awaits. This beach is famous for its extraordinary boulders, the Moeraki Boulders.

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Millions of Americans think they’re safe from flood waters. They aren’t.

Millions of Americans think they’re safe from flood waters. They aren’t.

A row of cottages once stood where these two remaining buildings were located. Their removal is in the pattern of…

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Plastic bag bans are spreading. But are they truly effective?

Plastic bag bans are spreading. But are they truly effective?

“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics,…

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A Net Plus | Giving Discarded Fishing Nets a New Start; A Video

A Net Plus | Giving Discarded Fishing Nets a New Start; A Video

Discarded fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of ocean plastic pollution…

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Historic floods reveal how salt marshes can protect us

Historic floods reveal how salt marshes can protect us

By digging into major historic records of flood disasters, a research team reveals that the value of nature for flood defense has actually been evident for hundreds of years.

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A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

Yemen’s raging civil war has created a ticking time bomb just off the country’s Red Sea coast. The FSO Safer, a 45-year-old supertanker loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil has been caught between the warring sides and left to decay.

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Surfing is biomechanically perfect

Surfing is biomechanically perfect

Nowadays, among all the activities available to modern humans, surfing is among the best for body and soul. Here are some reasons why.

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Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New Zealand’s NZ$1bn sand mining project

Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New Zealand’s NZ$1bn sand mining project

Trans-Tasman Resources has been involved in a protracted legal battle over a proposed sand mining project off the New Zealand coast, which would see 50 million tonnes of sediment lifted and processed a year to mine for iron ore beneath the waves.

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