Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Why Rising Acidification Poses a Special Peril for Warming Arctic Waters

Why Rising Acidification Poses a Special Peril for Warming Arctic Waters

A recent Northern voyage on a Norwegian research vessel highlighted how soaring carbon dioxide levels and the resulting acidification of the oceans present an especially grave threat to the Arctic’s cold seas and the rich marine life that they harbor.

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South Atlantic humpback whales have rebounded from near extinction

South Atlantic humpback whales have rebounded from near extinction

After being hunted nearly to extinction in the early 20th century, a population of humpback whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean has almost entirely recovered, according to a new study.

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Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Crude oil has been washing up along a 1,200-mile stretch of coastline of the Brazilian northeast for over a month, leaving more than 150 of Brazil’s postcard-perfect beaches covered in thick, sludgy black patches. It is also along this coastline that olive ridley and loggerhead sea turtles come to make their nests and lay their eggs.

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Simple changes in intensity of weather events ‘could be lethal’

Simple changes in intensity of weather events ‘could be lethal’

Faced with extreme weather events and unprecedented environmental change, animals and plants are scrambling to catch up, with mixed results. A new model helps to predict the types of changes that could drive a given species to extinction.

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Coasts in Peril? A Shoreline Health Perspective; By Andrew Cooper & Derek Jackson

Coasts in Peril? A Shoreline Health Perspective; By Andrew Cooper & Derek Jackson

Most assessments of coastal vulnerability are undertaken from the perspective of the risk posed to humans, their property and activities. In this paper we present an alternative approach to coastal assessment that centers on the physical integrity of the coast and its associated ecosystems both now and in the near-future.

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A whale found dead, 3 others euthanized on South Carolina beach

A whale found dead, 3 others euthanized on South Carolina beach

Biologists will perform necropsies on one whale that died and three that were euthanized after becoming stranded on a South Carolina beach.

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We know they aren’t feeding’: fears for polar bears over shrinking Arctic ice

We know they aren’t feeding’: fears for polar bears over shrinking Arctic ice

This year’s annual minimum of the Arctic sea ice tied with the second-lowest extent on record, a mere 1.6m sq miles, and badly affected polar bear populations that live and hunt on the north slope of Alaska, plus those that live on the ice floes in the Bering Sea.

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Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific

Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific

The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen.

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Congress Must Vote to Protect America’s Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling – NRDC

Congress Must Vote to Protect America’s Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling – NRDC

It is important our elected officials act now to protect our coast. The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on two bills that would permanently protect coastal communities across America from the dangers of reckless offshore oil and gas drilling and costly oil spills.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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