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2009-06-17 10:10:21

AZTI-Tecnalia, the Basque technological centre specialising in marine and food research, has developed a system for monitoring the coast in order to observe and monitor maritime processes along our coastline. This is innovative technology for the sustainable management of the coast, involving the installation of a series of cameras located at strategic points along the littoral and which photograph the coastline in a programmed and periodic manner. This system, known as...

2009-06-08 17:31:00

The Fishing for Energy partnership is seeking port nominations to help collect derelict fishing gear that is damaging to marine life and their habitats WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing for Energy, a partnership aimed at reducing marine debris, is celebrating World Oceans Day by seeking nominations for U.S. ports to participate in the innovative program created to collect derelict fishing gear that threatens marine life. The Fishing for Energy partnership is an initiative between...

2009-03-30 14:49:00

Focus Coast to Coast expands outside the United States! DALLAS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Coast to Coast, one of the largest providers of top rated focus group facilities in the US, announced today that it is the first organization of its kind to add facilities in Eastern Europe. With the addition of WorkLine in Moscow and St. Petersburg and InMind in Kiev, Focus Coast to Coast now boasts 19 locations worldwide including 16 in the US: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Des...

2009-02-18 14:43:51

Researchers say coastal erosion along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska more than doubled to about 45 feet annually between 2002 and 2007. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Benjamin Jones, who led the study, said although the patterns documented in the research might represent a short-term episode of enhanced erosion, the findings might also represent the future pattern of coastline erosion in the Arctic. Jones and his colleagues said recent shifts in the rate and pattern of land...

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2009-01-17 14:05:00

The Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday rising seal levels on the United States' mid-Atlantic coast are happening faster than the global average because of global warming.The continued rise is threatening the future of coastal communities.The EPA released a report detailing coastal waters from New York to North Carolina have crept up by an average of 0.09 to 0.17 inches a year, compared with an average global increase of 0.07 inches a year.The report was commissioned by the Climate...

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2008-12-29 13:15:00

A coastal engineer thinks that nineteenth century artwork is a functional device for considering the effects of coastal erosion. Robin McInnes reviewed the exactness of geological and topological qualities in 400 paintings of the Isle of Wight and Hampshire coastline. McInnes thinks these classic artists allow engineers to have the opportunity to view coastal features prior to changing from industrial development. McInnes has a huge collection of paintings, prints and etchings showing...

2008-10-13 03:00:23

By Anonymous There's a new Dumpster in town, and its marine debris contents will help generate electricity, thanks to a joint venture between Waste Management, Blue Ocean Society and the University of New Hampshire. Located at the Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative in Seabrook, the Dumpster - donated by Waste Management - is part of the N.H. Marine Debris-to-Energy Project, which since April has been collecting marine debris, abandoned fishing gear and other items that can harm the marine...

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2008-10-03 12:15:00

3 decades of data point to troubling century ahead for Gulf bays The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from Alabama to Texas. "In terms of sea-level increases and river sediments flowing into the bays, we're rapidly approaching a time when bays will face conditions they last saw in the Holocene, from about 9,600...

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2008-09-10 12:25:00

Scientists said on Wednesday that Australia's vast coastline is increasingly being battered by destructive "extreme waves" driven in part by climate change. Government experts said research into wave size changes over the past 45 years showed waves of 3 meters (9.8 feet) in height or more were increasing, hitting Australia's southern coasts as severe storms become more frequent and intense. "Extreme wave conditions are greatest south of the Australian continent, associated with the passage of...

2008-09-09 18:00:15

By COURTNEY HACKNEY The recent visit by Tropical Storm Fay reminds us that the First Coast is subject to change at any time. Nature doesn't care where we place property boundaries or homes and may change the landscape without notice. What we view as permanent is just one frame in the story of the coastal environment. Beaches erode and rebuild in predictable ways, never when or where we wish. In this era of global climate change and rising sea levels, we should expect that natural beaches...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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