Coastal Care

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Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey

Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey

Among the world’s most remote beaches are those that line the 62 barrier islands of Colombia’s Pacific Coast. Only two roads lead over the Andes to access points from which the islands and their few, very small, subsistence coastal villages can be reached by boat. By William J. Neal and Orrin H. Pilkey

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Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

Alaska scientists have discovered the fossil of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that is likely the most complete remnant of the creature ever found in North America.

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Blue Carbon Initiative: Buried Treasure For Climate and Coastal Communities

Blue Carbon Initiative: Buried Treasure For Climate and Coastal Communities

Dubbed “blue carbon” for their ability to sequester and store huge amounts of carbon, mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes- show great climate mitigation potential, immediately available and cost-effective, for removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere. The Blue Carbon Initiative program, draw the world’s attention to the crucial role of these direly threaten coastal ecosystems, in the fight against carbon emissions.

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Japan PM pledges Revolutionary Energy Shift

Japan PM pledges Revolutionary Energy Shift

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday pledged a revolutionary shift away from atomic power and towards renewable energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Unexpected Source of Sea Level Rise Found

Unexpected Source of Sea Level Rise Found

Surprising patterns of melting during the last interglacial period suggest that Greenland’s ice may be more stable, and Antarctica’s less stable, than many thought, a new study shows.

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Geographic Analysis Offers New Insight Into Coral Disease Spread

Geographic Analysis Offers New Insight Into Coral Disease Spread

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.

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Sea Turtle Egg Poaching Legalized in Costa Rica: The Debate

Sea Turtle Egg Poaching Legalized in Costa Rica: The Debate

An unusual project installed in 1990, to stabilize the population of Olive Ridley sea turtles in the coastal town of Ostional on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, that led the government of Costa Rica to legally permit an exemption to the 1966 nationwide ban on harvesting sea turtle eggs, remains controversial.

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The Plastic Bag Wars

The Plastic Bag Wars

The world consumes 1 million plastic shopping bags every minute, and the industry is fighting hard to keep it that way…

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Dozens of boars found dead on French beach

Dozens of boars found dead on French beach

Dozens of wild boars have turned up dead this month around a beach in Brittany, western France, officials say, as they suspect poisonous blue-green algae for the deaths.

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