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Tsunami’s Effects Offer Clues About Future, California

Tsunami’s Effects Offer Clues About Future, California

Researchers are gathering data from the tsunami damage in Northern California to gain a more detailed understanding of how a powerful earthquake or undersea landslide could trigger a tsunami and what those waves could do. About 480,000 Californians live in areas at risk of a 5-foot or greater rise in sea level.

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Shipwreck causes oil slick and threatens penguin colony on South Atlantic island

Shipwreck causes oil slick and threatens penguin colony on South Atlantic island

A vessel has grounded on Nightingale Island, part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic, causing an oil slick around the island which is home to nearly half the world’s population of northern rockhopper penguins. 1,500 tonnes of heavy crude oil from the MS Olivia, is leaking into the sea.

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Nile Delta Desert Islands: An Artist And A Scientist Symbiotic Point of View

Nile Delta Desert Islands: An Artist And A Scientist Symbiotic Point of View

Although remote and undeveloped, the Nile Delta desert islands reveal the critical state of the Nile River and its people. The Delta is sinking and the barrier islands are receding. World-renowned coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey and artist Mary Edna Fraser, an internationally recognized master of the textile art of batik, bring an understanding of coastal geology and global change to the public in a way that is scientifically astute and visually intriguing.

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Gulf of Mexico: a New 100 Mile Oil Sheen Reported

Gulf of Mexico: a New 100 Mile Oil Sheen Reported

A Coast Guard officer with a command center in Morgan City, LA, said today the Coast Guard has confirmed that the new oil is not coming from the Deepwater Horizon well but that they have found new oil slicks in the Gulf.

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Tsunami Washes Away Feathered Victims West of Hawaii

Tsunami Washes Away Feathered Victims West of Hawaii

This tsunami is indeed a disaster at many levels, including for wildlife. The death of seabirds at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge are much higher than initially thought after tsunami waves pounded the islands, officials said.

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Illegal Sand-Mining Threatens Sea Turtle Population, St Kitts-Nevis

Illegal Sand-Mining Threatens Sea Turtle Population, St Kitts-Nevis

The biodiversity of St Kitts and Nevis, including the sea turtle population, is under threat due to the increase in illegal sand-mining that is taking place.

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The Gulf and the Environment: Redefining the Relationship

The Gulf and the Environment: Redefining the Relationship

Any environmental tragedy is also a human tragedy, and because the oil is largely out of sight and for many out of mind, it is still wreaking havoc on the environment and the people whose lives depend on it.

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Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

In January, Kenya outlawed the manufacture and import of plastic bags for damaging the environment, effective in March.

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Facebook Group to Rally Against Barbados’ Scenic East Coast Tourism Development

Facebook Group to Rally Against Barbados’ Scenic East Coast Tourism Development

Concerned citizens in Barbados are rallying against proposals for tourism development at Cove Bay, St. Lucy.

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