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Plan To Combat Erosion,  Dunedin, South New Zealand

Plan To Combat Erosion, Dunedin, South New Zealand

The public will be asked to have their say as the Dunedin City Council considers plans to combat erosion at Middle Beach that could lead to a “managed retreat” from the area.

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On The Elwha, A New Life When The Dam Breaks

On The Elwha, A New Life When The Dam Breaks

Nobody figured the largest dam removal project ever attempted in the U.S. was going to be easy, or fast.The nation’s largest and most ambitious dam removal will begin this month, when workers start demolishing two antique dams on Washington state’s Elwha River…

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26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Local Action, Global Change !

26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Local Action, Global Change !

In partnership with organizations and individuals across the globe, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris, and change the behaviors that cause ocean trash in the first place. The 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is on September 17th, 2011.

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Globe Had Eighth Warmest August On Record

Globe Had Eighth Warmest August On Record

The globe had its eighth warmest August since record keeping began in 1880, according to a NOAA study.

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New York: Long Island South Shore Toxic Algal Bloom

New York: Long Island South Shore Toxic Algal Bloom

NOAA awarded a grant to State University of New York scientists to document the first known incidence of a bloom of harmful algae off Long Island’s south shore, and test a method that could control it.The algae, Cochlodinium polykrikiodes, has been linked to the mass deaths of wild and farmed fish worldwide, with catastrophic effects on aquaculture and local economies. Experience with this type of algae elsewhere suggests that, once established, blooms are likely to re-occur.

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Beating land pressures

Beating land pressures

High land prices, particularly in coastal areas, make reclamation a relatively ‘cheap’ option for many port expansion projects.

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Sand Dune Bulldozed Without Permit, Ventura California

Sand Dune Bulldozed Without Permit, Ventura California

Environmentalists are calling the removal of a sand dune a crime. But some Pierpont neighbors don’t see it that way.

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Exploratory Drilling For Gas To Begin Soon Off Cyprus Southern Coast

Exploratory Drilling For Gas To Begin Soon Off Cyprus Southern Coast

U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm oil and gas deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus’ southern coast despite Turkey’s attempts to prevent such a move.

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Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

USGS coordinated interviews with Yup’ik hunters, Alaska Natives, to document their observations of climate change. By integrating scientific studies with indigenous observation, these multiple forms of knowledge allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges posed by climate change. The indigenous knowledge encompasses observations, lessons and stories about the environment that have been handed down for generations, providing a long history of environmental knowledge.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

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