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From Trash to Treasure: Glass Beach, California

From Trash to Treasure: Glass Beach, California

Only a dirt path indicates that the end of the rainbow lies beyond.

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Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity?

Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity?

While it may be reasonable to be somewhat sceptical about climate change models, disinformation about the state of climate change science is extraordinarily, if not criminally, irresponsible, because the consensus scientific view is based upon strong evidence that climate change is already being experienced in the world, and may have potentially harsh effects upon tens of millions of people in the future.

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Announcing: TEDx “The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis”

Announcing: TEDx “The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis”

Saturday, November 6, 2010, Plastic Pollution Coalition will host TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch, a one-day event that will bring together global thought leaders from the fields of technology, science, arts and entertainment, design, community activism and business in a dialog on the theme of “The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis”.

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West Point, Seattle, Washington; By Hugh Shipman

West Point’s South Beach is a wonderful stretch of sand and gravel extending from Magnolia Bluff at its eastern end to the lighthouse at its western tip.

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Troubled Islands: Hurricanes, Oil Spill and Sea Level Rise

Troubled Islands: Hurricanes, Oil Spill and Sea Level Rise

The Chandeleur Islands, are remote, tenuous strips of sand that have served as surf breaks for the steadily sinking Biloxi Marsh. Some islands could disappear entirely in coming decades, exposing huge swaths of marshland to the waves of the open sea.

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Warning Systems Often Don’t Help Tsunami Victims

Warning Systems Often Don’t Help Tsunami Victims

There are questions about whether Indonesia’s system was working properly, but even if it was, a tsunami generated by an earthquake so close to shore can reach land long before there’s a chance to raise an effective warning, experts say. Seaside communities need to learn to read natural signs, such as earthquakes and unnaturally receding seas, and immediately move away from the coast.

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L’île Mystérieuse

L’île Mystérieuse

It isn’t on the map, no one knows what to call it, and it could vanish at any moment.

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Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout

Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout

It’s the first finding from the commission looking into the causes of the oil rig’s explosion. The independent investigators do not address other decisions that could have contributed to the cement’s failure and the eventual blowout.

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Root of the Matter: Mangrove as Lives Saver When Natural Disaster Strikes

Root of the Matter: Mangrove as Lives Saver When Natural Disaster Strikes

Countless people clung to life in the branches of mangrove trees hemming the shorelines during the deadly 2004 tsunami that killed more than 230,000 coastal residents in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

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Beach of the Month

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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