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California approves first broad US climate plan

California approves first broad US climate plan

California, acting on its own against climate change, has approved a plan to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and let power plants, factories and eventually refiners and others to trade permits to pollute in a program generally known as cap-and-trade. California will become the second-largest carbon market in the world, following a European system.

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Worsening Coastal Erosion, Québec

Worsening Coastal Erosion, Québec

A fierce storm and high tides washed away large sections of the shoreline along the St. Lawrence River, leaving homes perilously close to the water’s edge. A State of alert remains as new high tides are expected around December 22nd and 24th.

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Blooming Jellyfish off Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts

Blooming Jellyfish off Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts

A study examining over 50 years of jellyfish data by an international team, has confirmed an increase in the size and intensity of proliferations of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca, particularly visible in enormous blooms along Spanish coasts and beaches.

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Battling Ghana’s Eroding Coastline

Battling Ghana’s Eroding Coastline

For Ghana, the real story of coastal erosion is not about what lies at the water’s edge, but what occurs beneath the waves offshore. In the capital city of Accra, an estimated 70 percent of the beach is eroding at rates exceeding 3 feet per year.

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FDA Underestimates Gulf Coast Residents’ Exposure to Carcinogens in Seafood

FDA Underestimates Gulf Coast Residents’ Exposure to Carcinogens in Seafood

A survey of Gulf Coast seafood consumption habits released by the NRDC reveals that many Gulf residents are eating far more seafood, far more often, than the federal government has acknowledged, bringing Gulf seafood safety standards under renewed scrutiny. The survey revealed that the rate of shrimp consumption in coastal communities significantly exceeded the estimates used by FDA to calculate a safe level of exposure to PAHs.

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Red Sea Shark Attacks: Puzzle Scientists

Red Sea Shark Attacks: Puzzle Scientists

Running through the different theories is the sense that human behavior is conditioning the sharks to stick around.

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Climate change still a hard sell, especially when it’s freezing out

Climate change still a hard sell, especially when it’s freezing out

The climatic consequences of our actions will fall mostly upon others, in other parts of the world and in that distant country, the future.

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Global Warming Mapped, NASA

Global Warming Mapped, NASA

The world is getting warmer. Whether the cause is human activity or natural variability, thermometer readings all around the world have risen steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

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Some Coral Reefs Less Vulnerable to Rising Sea Temperatures

Some Coral Reefs Less Vulnerable to Rising Sea Temperatures

The findings hold promise for an estimated 100 million people living along the coasts of tropical developing countries whose livelihoods and welfare depend directly on coral reefs.

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