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State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.IPSO is currently compiling the Global State of the Ocean Report, which will collate world-wide marine science to

June 21, 2011

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12.7 percent of barrier islands—a total of 272—surround the Arctic Ocean

According to a new survey, there are 2,149 barrier islands around the world, spanning 20,783 kilometers (12,914 miles) of coastline. Seventy-four percent of those islands are found in the northern hemisphere, though that is not necessarily a surprise because roughly

June 16, 2011

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Australia evaluates sea level threats

Australia’s major cities are all coastal. Confirmed sea level rises, combined with ongoing severe coastal erosion, have been worrying people for the last decade. It’s now looking like the famous Australian beachside lifestyle is riding on the tides.The problem

June 05, 2011

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Bahamas sink while one island mysteriously rises

All the islands in the Bahamas were thought to be slowly sinking, but now scientists find one quirky isle going against the crowd. This anomaly suggests the area may be less seismically stable than previously thought. Scientists focused on the small island of...

May 19, 2011

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Two small islands have sunk into the sea between India and Sri Lanka

Two small islands in South Asia's first marine biosphere reserve have sunk into the sea primarily as a result of coral reef mining. The islets were in a group in the Gulf of Mannar, between India and Sri Lanka.The Indo-Pacific region is considered to contain some of

May 16, 2011

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Effects of climate change in the Arctic more extensive than expected

The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges from a new research report on

May 09, 2011

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Colonial-Era erosion may have fueled Wetland growth

The salt marshes that rim the shores of Massachusetts's Plum Island estuary, which provide nesting grounds for numerous waterfowl and extremely productive spawning grounds for striped bass and soft-shell clams, have grown by 300 hectares in the last 300

April 28, 2011

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New York 'at risk' as seas rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in 2007 that sea levels would rise at least 28cm (1ft) by the year 2100. But this is a global average;

April 10, 2011

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Heavy floods or sinking of Southern Thailand

Two airports closed, boat and south-bound train services suspended, and almost one million people affected as the flood in southern Thailand worsened. The death toll continues to climb. Since 23 March 2011 there has been a prolonged heavy rainfall causing flash floods

March 30, 2011

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Meteotsunami hit Indian Morjim and Baga coastal region

The unusual flooding of Morjim and Baga beaches showed signs of respite on Thursday, but a tsunami expert said it may have been caused by a meteotsunami on the lines of a similar phenomenon in Kerala during the past decade. There were no strange meteorological...

March 26, 2011

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Super high tides, supermoon, superquake?! Bloggers watch out for missinfo!

Blogs and news sites writing today about Fiji's superhightide.  FijiTimes in yesterday's edition issued an article named Super high tide. Nubukalou Creek in Suva, Fiji burst its bank with seawater flowing throught city streets. This kind of events happen on regular

March 24, 2011

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Costa Rica's Punta Uvita disappears following Japan Earthquake

Scientists from School of Geology at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) monitor changes in ocean currents of the South Pacific to see if they could be affecting the erosion of one of Costa Rica's most important tourist attractions in the the Zona Sur (Southern Zone),

March 19, 2011

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Japanese tsunami and Pacific ocean floor

As tsunami waves travel across ocean basins they are only inches high, but extend down to the ocean floor (unlike traditional waves which are only surface features). As the tsunami waves approaches the coast, the shallowing ocean floor pushes the water mass upwards.

March 14, 2011

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Polar ice is melting more faster than predicted

The massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets that sit near Earth's two poles are melting at an increasingly faster pace, a new study finds. The study, based on measurements covering nearly 20 years, suggests the melting ice sheets are becoming the dominant

March 10, 2011

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Rising waters in Kiribati threatening villages

An increasing number of coastal villagers are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters in Kiribati. Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to build sea walls to prevent sea water destroying villages and crops. If more funding is not forthcoming in the

March 09, 2011

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More sea islands disappear in China

A five-year government survey finds that China faces a worsening problem over the disappearance of sea islands caused by disorderly and crude exploitation. Reclamation, sand dredging, and bombing islands are some of the destructive human activities that have

March 02, 2011

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2010 - A year of extremes in Changing Climate

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Summary for 2010, released yesterday, confirms the year was one of extremes for many parts of the country.Key points include: *The year, which began with El Nino conditions in the Pacific before rapidly

March 01, 2011