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This an image from a NOAA research flight over a remote stretch of Alaska's north shore on Saturday. It shows approximately 35,000 walruses crowded on a beach, which according to the AP is a record number for this survey program. Bear in mind that each of the little brown dots in this image can wei...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A unprecedented lightning storm recently hit Venice Beach, killing one and injuring at least 13 others. Unusual weather events like this could be evidence of our impact on the planet, and are not to be taken lightly. The person killed was only 20 years old, swimming in the water with no forewarning....
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
SANTO DOMINGO – Thousands of volunteers turned out for the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup, collecting trash at more than 90 beaches across the Dominican Republic.Environment and Natural Resources Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez, accompanied by representatives of more than 25 public agencies and pr...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
New video, fundraising campaign, website highlights mission to bring educational nonprofit to U.S., Asia, Africa Kids Ocean Day, a unique, nonprofit organization teaching children the importance of coastal quality issues, is expanding its youth-oriented educational program and hands-on adopt-a-beac...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Thirteen-year-old Adam Mendoza wants everyone to listen to the ocean. "It's calling for our help," said the South El Monte resident. The Monte Vista Elementary eighth-grader's simple drawing of a kid holding a shell and a talk bubble that says 'LISTEN' won a contest held by The Malibu Foundation f...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park covers 26.6 million acres, making it larger than Portugal. It stretches for 976 miles (1,570km), from the Kunene River, at the northern border with Angola, to the Orange River, on the border with South Africa, and is expected to be promoted as a unified de...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Oil company BP says the cost of clean up efforts and damage claims has now risen to $3.1 billion from the oil spill that has fouled hundreds of kilometers of beaches and damaged the economies of four southeastern Gulf states. BP said Monday the costs include $147 million in damage payments to peopl...
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