Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

After 14 months without tourists, Kauai’s North Shore tests the waters again

After 14 months without tourists, Kauai’s North Shore tests the waters again

Despite the economic value tourists bring to Hawaii, state officials also face growing pressure to balance tourism with preservation of the islands’ natural resources and culture. As part of that effort, Kauai is rolling out new regulations to limit tourist traffic on the reopened highway.

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Near-record ‘dead zone’ predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Near-record ‘dead zone’ predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.

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Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.

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Mass die-off of puffins recorded in the Bering Sea

Mass die-off of puffins recorded in the Bering Sea

A mass die-off of seabirds in the Bering Sea may be partially attributable to climate change, according to a new study.

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Live fast, die young: Study shows tiny fishes fuel coral reefs

Live fast, die young: Study shows tiny fishes fuel coral reefs

Scientists have long sought to understand how coral reefs support such an abundance of fish life despite their location in nutrient-poor waters. According to a new study, an unlikely group fuels these communities: tiny, mostly bottom-dwelling creatures called ‘cryptobenthic’ reef fishes.

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Against the grain: anger grows at spike in ‘sand graffiti’ by tourists in Japan

Against the grain: anger grows at spike in ‘sand graffiti’ by tourists in Japan

Local authorities in Japan have drawn a line in the sand amid anger over a rise in graffiti by foreign tourists disfiguring its pristine coastal dunes.

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Dozens of gray whales are dying on the West Coast. What’s killing them?

Dozens of gray whales are dying on the West Coast. What’s killing them?

At least 53 dead or dying gray whales have washed up on West Coast beaches this spring, a death rate that’s only been seen once before. The great mammals are starving to death and scientists have theories as to why but so far no full explanation. The number of deaths is likely much higher because it’s estimated that only 10% of dead whales actually end up on shore.

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Predicting Wave Wash Overs for Sea Turtle Nests

Predicting Wave Wash Overs for Sea Turtle Nests

To better protect coastal species, researchers developed a model that predicts harmful wash overs with 83% accuracy.

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New data platform illuminates history of humans’ environmental impact

New data platform illuminates history of humans’ environmental impact

Animal remains found at archaeological sites tell the millennia-long story of how humans have hunted, domesticated and transported wildlife, altered landscapes and responded to environmental changes such as shifting temperatures and sea levels.Now, that story is available digitally through a new open-access data platform which links records of animals across biological and archaeological databases

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