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Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

“Imagine a pit two miles wide by 2,000 feet deep, and an underground mine a mile deep. This gargantuan gold and copper operation would produce an estimated 10 billion tons of contaminated waste, 3,000 pounds for every man, woman and child on Earth…There are few human activities as toxic as large-scale mining…” As vote have been cast, it will be nearly two weeks before Alaskans know the outcome of an initiative aimed at stopping the Pebble Mine project, potentially the world’s largest man-made excavation.

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Major hurricane Jova to slam Mexico Pacific coast

Major hurricane Jova to slam Mexico Pacific coast

The Mexican government declared a hurricane warning for a 100-mile (160-kilometer) stretch of coast form just south of Puerto Vallarta to a point south of Manzanillo, as Hurricane Jova strengthened to a major, Category 3 hurricane.

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Asymmetrical waves in barred beaches

Asymmetrical waves in barred beaches

Natural beaches often present a breaker bar that significantly affect physical phenomena like, for example, wave transformation, wave reflexion, energy dissipation due to breaking and wave reforming into the trough region.

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Deforestation Along The Rio Xingu Shores, Brazil

Deforestation Along The Rio Xingu Shores, Brazil

Although forest preservation has gained traction in the region as a result of new valuation of the ecosystem services provided by the forest, in recent years, concerns about the impact of the burning on global climate change, and greater sensitivity to the ethnic and biological heritage of Amazonia still remain, as Amazonia, has been undergoing a continual and accelerated conversion process into farmlands.

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Strong Attachment to Local Communities Made Oil Spill More Stressful for Most Coastal Residents

Strong Attachment to Local Communities Made Oil Spill More Stressful for Most Coastal Residents

In one of the first publications to present systematically collected public health data on coastal populations affected by the catastrophic oil spill of 2010, Louisiana State University sociologists report that individuals having a stronger sense of attachment to their community exhibited higher self-reported levels of negative emotional states.

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What Created Earth’s Oceans? Comet Offers New Clue

What Created Earth’s Oceans? Comet Offers New Clue

New evidence supports the theory that comets delivered a significant portion of Earth’s oceans, which scientists believe formed about 8 million years after the planet itself.

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Slew of Beached whales On Britain’s Shores mystifies scientists

Slew of Beached whales On Britain’s Shores mystifies scientists

Faced with yet another slumped and slowly expiring cetacean on the Britain’s strands, scientists continue to be mystified by the cause for this unusually high number of unexplained whale mortalities that occured this year. But slowly, some new clues and possible culprits are emerging.

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Ancient Cave Paintings in Peril Again, Scientists Say

Ancient Cave Paintings in Peril Again, Scientists Say

At least 14,000 years ago, artists took to Altamira cave, in Northern coastal Spain, with charcoal and red pigments, painting bison, deer and their own handprints on the rock walls and ceiling. This prehistoric art gallery is now closed to the public, but plans to reopen it have scientists raising the alarm.

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Gulf Coast task force outlines long-awaited for restoration strategies

Gulf Coast task force outlines long-awaited for restoration strategies

The federal-state Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force just released a wide-ranging list of strategies for repairing damage done to Gulf of Mexico ecosystems by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by other long-term threats.

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