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16 pilot whales stranded off the Florida Keys

16 pilot whales stranded off the Florida Keys

Marine mammal rescuers are tending to six of about 16 pilot whales that are stranded in shallow waters off the lower Florida Keys.

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After a Three-decade Hiatus, Sea-level Rise May Return to the West Coast

After a Three-decade Hiatus, Sea-level Rise May Return to the West Coast

The West Coast of North America has caught a break that has left sea level in the eastern North Pacific Ocean steady during the last few decades, but there is evidence that a change in wind patterns may be occurring that could cause coastal sea-level rise to accelerate beginning this decade.

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Tracking The Birth of a Hurricane

Tracking The Birth of a Hurricane

Hurricane season is approaching, and determining when a storm cloud is starting to really evolve into something more damaging, may be easier this year. A historical track record of microwave satellite images has revealed two new patterns atmospheric scientists can now watch for.

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Report: Hurricanes Pose Risk to 1.8M  US Coastal Homes

Report: Hurricanes Pose Risk to 1.8M US Coastal Homes

More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Slow clean up for Argentina’s worst environmental stain

Slow clean up for Argentina’s worst environmental stain

The Matanza river, also known as Riachuelo or little river, defines the southern boundary of Buenos Aires and according to a number of studies it is one of the most polluted places in the world. The area has become a dumping ground for industrial, chemical and household waste.

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Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: New Report

Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: New Report

Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland’s ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 meters by 2100, an international report showed on Tuesday. The study is yet another reminder of how pressing it has become to tackle climate change.

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Shell to submit Arctic offshore drilling plan

Shell to submit Arctic offshore drilling plan

Shell Oil will apply to drill 10 wells off Alaska’s Arctic shore over the next two years under an exploration plan headed to federal authorities.

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Fukushima Parents Protest Over New Permissible Radiation Levels

Fukushima Parents Protest Over New Permissible Radiation Levels

Japanese children can now be exposed to 20 times more radiation than was previously permissible. The new regulations and new standard of 20 millisieverts a year, equivalent to the annual maximum dose for German nuclear workers, have prompted outcry.

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Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).

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