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Greenland - Geothermal 'Freak Zone' Found Below Greenland Following Heat Flow Mapping

Greenland has been discovered to be the site of an underground geothermal 'freak zone' following the conduction of heat flow mapping by scientists, according to a new study.

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Recreation

MX - Whale leaps and lands on top of boat in Gulf of California in Mexico, injuring two passengers

A giant whale nearly destroyed a small yacht in the Gulf of California when it crashed on top of it Saturday in Sinaloa, Mexico. Two of the four passengers on board suffered non-life threatening injuries, including rib and leg fractures. The accident took place in a region which is a popular destination for whale watchers at this time of the year

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Science

Puerto Rico - Inside a Queen Conch Nursery in Puerto Rico That May Help Save the Iconic Species

The region’s first and only locally-run hatchery provides a boost for both fishers and the imperiled royal sea snail.

International
Engineering

UK - Coastal defence: A new mitigation tool

Coastlines continue to be in jeopardy from climate change and ongoing residential and infrastructure development. Byrne Looby geotechnical engineer William O’Connor discusses a recent paper investigating persistent scattered interferometry as a coastal erosion monitoring tool.

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Energy

Norway - Norwegian Researchers Want to Repower Offshore Rigs With Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could cut offshore production-related emissions, without the cost of connecting platforms up to a renewable electricity supply

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Tourism

Thailand - After reopening, Thailand’s battered tourism struggles to rebuild

Authorities hope 5 to 15 million visitors will visit the country this year, down from 40 million before the pandemic.

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Science

AUS - Plastic-stuffed seabirds sound alarm call for Australian ocean health

People have always relied on seabirds. Sailors followed them to find safe harbour, their flocks revealed where fish were swarming and seafarers used them to gauge when the weather was safe to set forth on a journey.

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Property

AUS - Climate risk could make homes uninsurable

ONE in 25 Australian properties are likely to be uninsurable by 2030 due to increasing risks from extreme weather and climate change, new analysis from the Climate Council concludes.

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Science

NZ - Mass bleaching of native sea sponges in Fiordland shocks scientists

For the first time there has been a mass bleaching of native sea sponges in Aotearoa, raising alarm about the impact climate change is having on marine ecosystems.

International
Engineering

IRL - Sea-level rise and 'storminess' threaten Ireland's sandy beaches - Up to 15% of the world’s beaches face ‘severe erosion’ by 2050

Sandy beaches, wide open spaces and the constant drama of the ever-shifting coastal landscape has long drawn throngs to the world’s coastlines, both as holidaymakers and as permanent residents.

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Science

World - Satellite images reveal global losses of tidal wetlands over past two decades

The Earth has lost 4,000 square kilometres (km2) of its tidal wetlands over the past 20 years, a new study finds. This is equal to an area roughly the size of the Spanish island Mallorca or the Indian state of Goa.

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Advocacy

INDIA - Development needs to be regulated and not at the cost of the environment, says Justice Sthalekar

He warned that if the earth's temperature goes up with no effort to contain it, it will trigger the melting of glaciers around the world causing the sea level to rise and inundate coastal areas

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Energy

PE - Peru sues Spain's Repsol for $4.5 billion over massive January oil spill

Peru's intellectual defence body has sought $3 billion dollars for environmental damage to Peru's coast, and another $1.5 billion dollars as compensation to consumers, locals and others affected by the disaster.

International
Engineering

World - Extreme storms could help protect beaches from sea level rise, new study finds

Images in the wake of violent coastal storms usually focus purely on the extensive damage caused to beaches, dunes, property, and surrounding infrastructure.

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Science

World - Climate change isn't just making cyclones worse, it's making the floods they cause worse too - new research

Super cyclones, known as hurricanes or typhoons in different parts of the world, are among the most destructive weather events on our planet.

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Recreation

AUS - They really are a man's best friend! Surfing champion rides the waves with his dogs - but they don't like getting their feet wet!

While most people struggle to get their dog into a bath, a champion surfer has convinced a team of daring pooches to hit the water on a paddle board.

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Energy

CAN - Sustainable Marine Delivers First Floating Tidal Power to Nova Scotia

Ocean energy pioneer Sustainable Marine today announced it has successfully harnessed the enormous tidal currents in Canada's Bay of Fundy, delivering the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia's grid. Sustainable Marine CEO Jason Hayman said it marks a significant milestone both for the company and Canada's broader marine energy ambitions.

International
Engineering

World - Dredging Up Problems - The Environmental Cost of Land Reclamation

Land — we cultivate it for food, mine it for resources, and build our homes upon it. We travel across it, wage wars over it, and even worship it. We spend nearly all of our time on it, and most of us are buried in it when we die. Sometimes, we even create it.

International
Advocacy

World - Restoring bogs, wetlands, and marshes is a carbon bargain

These soggy places can hold carbon at ten times the density of a forest. It’s easier to break a bog than to repair it—but it’s still a carbon bargain.

International
Advocacy

World - Climate change is devastating the Global South

Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from working outdoors, and making people vulnerable to serious health issues and even death.

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Advocacy

World - Shipping poses significant threat to the endangered whale shark

New research indicates that lethal collisions of whale sharks with large ships are vastly underestimated, and could be the reason why populations are falling.

International
Science

USA - Howard Hughes and the Strange Legal History of the Ocean Floor: Part 2

GSF Explorer, formerly USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer (T-AG-193), was a deep-sea drillship platform built for Project Azorian, the secret 1974 effort by the United States Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division to recover the Soviet submarine K-129.

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