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Hawaii’s Kailua Beach tops 2019 ‘best beach’ list

News
May
23

Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S. beaches.

Bird chick clip on BBC One’s Drowning in Plastic documentary leaved viewers in tears

Inform, Pollution
May
23

However hard this is to watch, we must face up to it.

Strange waves rippled around Earth. Now we may know why.

News
May
21

An “exceptional phenomenon” near the tiny islands of Mayotte may help explain a low-frequency rumble that swept around the world last year.

Against the grain: anger grows at spike in ‘sand graffiti’ by tourists in Japan

Local authorities in Japan have drawn a line in the sand amid anger over a rise in graffiti by foreign tourists disfiguring its pristine coastal dunes.

Most parents want kids to learn about climate change, but most schools don’t teach it

A new study paints a glaring divide between what parents want their kids to learn in school and what’s actually being taught. According to a new poll conducted by NPR and Ipsos, more than 80 percent of parents are in favor of teaching of climate change in school.

Beach cleanups are missing millions of pieces of plastic

News, Pollution
May
19

In the last decade, beach cleanups have grown into a global phenomenon, with volunteers gathering at regular intervals for the Sisyphean task of cleaning up plastic trash. Now, a new research suggests that beach cleanups can inadvertently mask the full scale of plastic pollution, much of which lies below the sand’s surface.

Glint of the Irrawaddy Delta

Inform
May
19

The Irrawaddy is the largest river in Burma (Myanmar) and the country’s most important transportation artery.

Dozens of gray whales are dying on the West Coast. What’s killing them?

At least 53 dead or dying gray whales have washed up on West Coast beaches this spring, a death rate that’s only been seen once before. The great mammals are starving to death and scientists have theories as to why but so far no full explanation. The number of deaths is likely much higher because it’s estimated that only 10% of dead whales actually end up on shore.

Predicting Wave Wash Overs for Sea Turtle Nests

To better protect coastal species, researchers developed a model that predicts harmful wash overs with 83% accuracy.

Hands Across the Sand, May 18th, 2019: “Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy”

Join Hands around the globe in silent solidarity to say NO to fossil fuels and YES to clean energy.

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