Coastal Care

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Santorini Shows Signs of Volcanic Unrest, Greece

Santorini Shows Signs of Volcanic Unrest, Greece

The volcanic caldera on the picturesque island of Santorini is showing signs of unrest. The Greek island was the site of one of the most massive volcanic eruptions in history 3,600 years ago. That eruption, which created tsunamis 40 feet (12 meters) tall, may have spawned the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. The volcano last erupted in 1950, albeit on a much smaller scale.

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Salt-loving Plants Could Help Ease Food Crisis

Salt-loving Plants Could Help Ease Food Crisis

Plant scientists said they had bred a strain of wheat that thrives in saline soils, boosting the quest to feed Earth’s growing population at a time of water stress and climate change. The first beneficiaries of this could be Japanese farmers whose fields were submerged by last year’s tsunami…

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Landslide raises questions about $15.7 billion Exxon plan

Landslide raises questions about $15.7 billion Exxon plan

A deadly landslide in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, near where U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil is building a $15.7 billion gas project, is raising fresh questions about the global energy industry’s scramble for ever harder-to-reach resources…

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Midway Atoll Expecting Japan Tsunami Debris Soon

Midway Atoll Expecting Japan Tsunami Debris Soon

Japanese debris swept into the ocean by last year’s massive earthquake-caused tsunami is still likely a year away from washing up in Hawaii, but people at Midway are expecting some soon. Scientists have deployed hundreds of high-tech devices to help monitor the path of the debris, which could be hazardous to ships, marine life and coastlines.

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Madagascar Gets Roadmap To Conserving Marine Life

Madagascar Gets Roadmap To Conserving Marine Life

A new study provides a plan for preserving Madagascar’s dazzling array of marine life, by creating more than 1 million hectares (3,861 square miles) of protected areas to conserve its coral reefs, mangroves, and other marine ecosystems.

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So grand, So Gentle: Wind Technology in Tune With the Natural World

So grand, So Gentle: Wind Technology in Tune With the Natural World

The offshore wind turbines in the Thanet field, look like monuments to optimism, common sense and human daring…

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Floods in Northwestern Tunisia

Floods in Northwestern Tunisia

A combination of melting snow, overflowing rivers, and heavy rains flooded parts of coastal northwestern Tunisia.

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Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert

Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert

Two metres below the surface of the Atacama Desert there is an ‘oasis’ of microorganisms.

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Is Protecting the Environment Incompatible with Social Justice?

Is Protecting the Environment Incompatible with Social Justice?

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. Oxfam investigates the question of whether environment conflicts with development and social justice.

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