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Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed expressed keenness to import sand from Bangladesh, as his country would be inundated if the sea level rises by only a metre.

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Alaskan Coast: Feds set aside critical habitat for polar bear

Alaskan Coast: Feds set aside critical habitat for polar bear

Nearly 95 percent of the designated habitat is sea ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas of Alaska’s northern coast.

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US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net.

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Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

The eastern subtropical coastline, and increasingly the west too, are among Australia’s fastest-growing regions, throwing surging human pressures on ecosystems.

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From the East and West Coasts, a Game Plan on Sea Level Rise

From the East and West Coasts, a Game Plan on Sea Level Rise

New York State and California are creating blueprints for how governments should plan, and pay for, a wholesale retreat from the shoreline in anticipation of a possible rise in sea level of three or four feet or more by 2100.

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Tidal power: Could waves provide 10% of America’s electricity?

Tidal power: Could waves provide 10% of America’s electricity?

These are coastal resources, and most people live along the coasts. In theory, the U.S. resource is immense. Waves and currents are relatively reliable in some areas, and tides ebb and flood twice a day like clockwork. They thus are more predictable resources than wind or solar power.

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As world warms, negotiators give talks another try

As world warms, negotiators give talks another try

The disappointment of Copenhagen, the failure of the annual U.N. conference to produce a climate agreement last year in the Danish capital, has raised doubts about whether the long-running, 194-nation talks can ever agree on a legally binding treaty for reining in global warming.

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Lessons from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Lessons from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Now that the immediate crisis is over, the accident clearly illustrates the need for continuous oceanographic monitoring of all American coastlines and the need for rapid sharing of information, both of which were in short supply immediately following the oil spill disaster.

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The Last of The Sea Nomads

The Last of The Sea Nomads

For generations they have lived on the ocean, diving and fishing, and rarely setting foot on land. But now the marine nomads risk destroying the reefs that sustain them. It’s a common story throughout the Coral Triangle.

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