The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

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Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study

Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study

An international team of climate scientists released a study showing the role global forests have played as regulators of the atmosphere. This is the first complete and global evidence of the overwhelming role of forests in removing anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

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US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10,  Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10, Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

Knowing that the U.S. west coast was battered during the winter before last by a climatic pattern expected more often in the future, scientists have now pieced together a San Diego-to-Seattle assessment of the damage wrought by that winter’s extreme waves and higher-than-usual water levels.

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Australia Carbon Pollution Tax Announcement: A Start!

Australia Carbon Pollution Tax Announcement: A Start!

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard, is on Sunday due to unveil the full detail of her carbon tax legislation, which will see the country’s top 500 polluters charged per tonne of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere.

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Our Expanding Oceans, and Global Climate Change: A Primer

Our Expanding Oceans, and Global Climate Change: A Primer

Our Expanding Oceans exhibit is based on a new book, “Global Climate Change: A Primer,” written by renowned climate scientist Orrin Pilkey and son Keith Pilkey. To visually emphasize the effects of climate change, the book is illustrated with Mary Edna Fraser’s striking batik paintings. The exhibit featuring over 50 batiks on silk, opened at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F

Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F

The climate of the 2000s is about 1.5 degree F warmer than the 1970s.

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Islands Going Under, The Carteret Islands

Islands Going Under, The Carteret Islands

The Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea are drowning… What should have been an idyllic South Pacific paradise, is rapidly turning into a climate change disaster site.

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Voices for Change, Sydney Australia

Voices for Change, Sydney Australia

“Billions of people will be affected by impacts of climate change… One of them is you.”

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The Speed of Change: Oceans in Distress, An International Report

The Speed of Change: Oceans in Distress, An International Report

Sponsored by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), the 27 participants from 18 organisations in 6 countries produced a grave assessment of current threats, and a stark conclusion about future risks to marine and human life if the current trajectory of damage continues: that the world’s ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.

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Cuba: Sea levels to rise more than 30 in. by 2100

Cuba: Sea levels to rise more than 30 in. by 2100

Cuban scientists warn that right now it is urgent to preserve mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass and sand beaches. Each of these ecosystems is a natural barrier to defend the coasts from the impact of climate change and sea level rise. Most of the 400 beaches of Cuba’s territory are affected by erosion with a receding coastline estimated at 1.2 meters per year.

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