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Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

The practice of shipping hazardous and nuclear waste through the Caribbean sea is seen as a dangerous environmental gamble, risking the existence of the more than 20 million people, and threatening its coral reefs and ecosystems.

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The Rising Sea

The Rising Sea

On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these communities, sea level rise isn’t a distant, abstract fear: it’s happening now and it’s threatening their way of life… A book by Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young, published by Island Press.

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Japan’s Hamaoka Atomic Plant to Build Huge Seawall

Japan’s Hamaoka Atomic Plant to Build Huge Seawall

In a desperate measure and shocking decision to protect its gravely aging Hamaoka nuclear plant perilously located near a faultline, Chubu Electric decided to spend about 100 billion yen ($1.3 billion) on a 1.6-kilometre (1 mile) “anti-tsunami seawall”. This decision came only two months after the japaneese government asked Chubu Electric to shut down its plant…

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Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island, the size of Manhattan, is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.

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Reaching The Gap Between Scientists And Policy Makers

Reaching The Gap Between Scientists And Policy Makers

Dr. Sylvia Earle, world-renowned oceanographer, joined a team of scientists and government officials, on a week-long expedition “the Mission Blue expedition” to the Swan Islands and Mesoamerican Reef to raise global awareness of the critical importance of the Mesoamerican Reef and surrounding areas.

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Rising Oceans: Too Late to Turn the Tide?

Rising Oceans: Too Late to Turn the Tide?

Unless we dramatically curb global warming, we are in for centuries of sea level rise at a rate of up to three feet per century. Much of the world’s population lives relatively close to sea level, thus this is going to have huge impacts, especially on poor countries.

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The World’s Beaches : A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline

The World’s Beaches : A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline

” Beaches are the most dynamic features on Earth, constantly changing shape and providing vital ecological functions and a home to environments of amazing biodiversity. Understanding the importance of the beach’s role is crucial to its protection and preservation.” – Santa Aguila Foundation.

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Global Climate Change: A Primer

Global Climate Change: A Primer

This timely, informative book is exactly what the public needs to understand the ongoing disruption of the earth’s climate. The authors present an excellent summary of what we know, and what we don’t know, about the planet’s climate. A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey, illustrated with batik art by Mary Edna Fraser
, and published by Duke University Press.

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Strong El Niño could bring increased sea levels, storm surges to U.S. East Coast

Strong El Niño could bring increased sea levels, storm surges to U.S. East Coast

Coastal communities along the U.S. East Coast may be at risk to higher sea levels accompanied by more destructive storm surges in future El Niño years, according to a new study by NOAA.

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