Sea level in Tamarindo could rise almost three feet in 80 years

By the year 2090, the estuary and mangroves that divide Tamarindo from Playa Grande will be flooded under at least another meter (about 3 feet) of water.

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4 billion particles of tiny plastics pollute Tampa Bay, study finds

Scientists will determine the impact on the animals that live in Florida's largest estuary.


The gnawing question of saltwater beavers

Scientists have long overlooked beavers in the intertidal zone. Now they're counting on the freshwater rodents to restore Washington's coastal ecosystems.


Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk

Rising seas pose threats to wildlife habitat, and many species are losing important habitat for critical life functions such as nesting.

Trump’s sellout of American heritage.


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Big decision looms over little oily fish that feeds so many others.

If you were to round up all of the menhaden swimming along the Atlantic coast and somehow put them on a scale, they’d weigh in at about 1.2 million metric tons.

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Whitehouse's floor soliloquies chug on. Is anyone listening?

For the 180th time, Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor this month to warn of the perils of climate change, blasting the fossil fuel industry, corporate greed and the failure of market capitalism to address global warming.

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How has climate change affected Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea), more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

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Chesapeake Bay dead zone this summer worst since 2014.

In June, federal scientists predicted a bigger-than-average oxygen-deprived dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this summer, and it turns out they were right.

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Fighting pollution is as crucial as growth.

The country’s leadership has realised that quality of life is just as important as the material benefits of GDP and job creation. But the task ahead calls for a much greater commitment

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Chesapeake acidification could compound issues already facing the bay, researchers find.

For ten days across recent summers, researchers aboard the University of Delaware research vessel Hugh R. Sharp collected water samples from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to Solomons Island in a first-of-its-kind investigation. They wanted to know when and where the waters of the Chesapeake Bay were turning most acidic.

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Lake Okeechobee hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail.

Rainfall from Hurricane Irma has pushed the water level in Lake Okeechobee to its highest point since 2005. Now, with more wet weather in the forecast, nearby residents fear a collapse of the 80-year-old dike around the lake.

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