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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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How Do Marine Turtles Return To The Same Beach To Lay Their Eggs?

How Do Marine Turtles Return To The Same Beach To Lay Their Eggs?

Marine turtles almost always return to the same beach to lay their eggs. The egg-laying beaches are often far from the feeding areas and the females cross several hundred kilometers of ocean with no visual landmarks.

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Report Finds Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray

Report Finds Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray

Federal inspectors charged with ensuring the safety of offshore oil drilling are overwhelmed, insufficiently trained, work without official procedures for some of their most crucial decisions and sometimes have insufficient support from their supervisors for resisting industry influence, report says.

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Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

China’s economic boom has triggered unprecedented number of construction projects. The regular supply of sand has almost run out and many construction firms have been using sand from the sea, illegally, and leaving behind an environmental mess. The coastline in Rizhao, Shandong, has retreated more than 100 meters due to excessive sea sand dredging.

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Plastic Waste Pollutes Adriatic coast

Plastic Waste Pollutes Adriatic coast

Such pollution is a regular occurrence, but it has increased this year.

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Land Reclamation at Rotterdam, Netherlands

Land Reclamation at Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam is already Europe’s biggest port, but the Maasvlakte 2 Land Reclamation Project will triple its container capacity in one bold stroke. Stretching 3 miles beyond the former coastline, Maasvlakte 2 will be as large as Midtown and Downtown Manhattan combined.

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If an island state vanishes, is it still a nation?

If an island state vanishes, is it still a nation?

No country has ever physically disappeared, and it’s a real void in the law. The Marshallese government faced with set of issues unique in the history of the system of nation-states associated with sea level rise impacts that are not adequately addressed in the international legal framework, seeks advice from the Center for Climate Change Law at New York’s Columbia University. Legal scholars worldwide have been asked to assemble at Columbia, next May to begin to piece together answers.

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