Coastal Care

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Why Bioplastics Will Not Solve the World’s Plastics Problem

Why Bioplastics Will Not Solve the World’s Plastics Problem

Bioplastics are being touted by industry marketers as the solution to plastics pollution. But the idea that bottles and packaging made of plant-based material can simply be discarded and then break down and disappear is false

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Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

In a study carried out over more than two years, scientists were able to draw a new and surprisingly detailed picture of coastal cliff failure activity.

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Mapping the Roots of Mangrove Loss

Mapping the Roots of Mangrove Loss

While the rate of losses has declined, the ecosystems are still threatened and are facing more environmental stress.

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Why Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Could Be Unsurvivable

Why Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Could Be Unsurvivable

Having strengthened with astonishing speed into a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura will make landfall in Texas and Louisiana sometime early Thursday morning. With the landfall comes a dreaded storm surge—a rise in water level generated by a storm—that scientists say could spread seawater up to 30 miles inland, an inundation the National Hurricane Center just called “unsurvivable…”

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Plastics, waste and recycling: It’s not just a packaging problem

Plastics, waste and recycling: It’s not just a packaging problem

Discussions of the growing plastic waste problem often focus on reducing the volume of single-use plastic packaging items such as bags, bottles, tubs and films. But a new University of Michigan study shows that two-thirds of the plastic put into use in the United States in 2017 was used for other purposes.

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Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

Hurricane Laura is expected to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico and become a major hurricane prior to striking the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coasts late Wednesday or early Thursday.

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Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones

Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones

The Gulf Coast will get walloped by a pair of hurricanes this week, bringing torrential rain, fierce winds and ferocious storm surges.

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Sea level rise quickens as Greenland ice sheet sheds record amount

Sea level rise quickens as Greenland ice sheet sheds record amount

Greenland’s massive ice sheet saw a record net loss of 532 billion tonnes last year, raising red flags about accelerating sea level rise, according to new findings.

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Humans overshoot 2020 planetary ‘budget’ on August 22: report

Humans overshoot 2020 planetary ‘budget’ on August 22: report

Humanity will have burned through all the natural resources that the planet can replenish for 2020 by Saturday, according to researchers who said the grim milestone is slightly later than last year after the pandemic slowed runaway overconsumption.

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