Links for 12/31/15


 

The gigantic sand dunes in Cronulla, Sydney – close to the so-called birthplace of modern Australia – date back to mesolithic times. But over the past century they have been steadily encroached upon by human activity

Source: Cronulla sand dunes: the 15,000-year-old landscape that greed destroyed – in pictures | Australia news | The Guardian


 

As sea levels rise and streets begin to flood, South Florida confronts a bleak future.

Source: Miami is Flooding – The New Yorker


 

Links for 11/4/15

Move allowing state to build shelter for families more quickly comes after officials clear one of largest homeless encampments in US

Source: Hawaii governor declares state of emergency amid homelessness crisis


 


 

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Three’s usually a crowd.

Source: Magicseaweed Photo of the Day of


 


 

Today, nearly 20 food, farming, public health and environmental organizations submitted a letter in support of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s) determination to list glyphosate as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (aka Proposition 65).

Source: Public Interest Groups Support California Intent to Label Glyphosate Carcinogenic | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Links for 10/10/15

Ghostly underwater images capture the third global coral-bleaching event in less than two decades

Source: Ghostly underwater images capture the third global coral-bleaching event in less than two decades


 

Color photos from Brazil seven decades ago, when the beautiful, troubled nation was enduring “growing pains” not dissimilar to what it’s going through today.

Source: Brazil in the Fifties: Portrait of a Beautiful, Troubled Country | TIME


 

A third global bleaching of coral reefs is underway following a massive and persistent underwater heatwave

Source: World’s oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn


 

They’re homing in on the gigantic Thwaites Glacier, which is bigger than Pennsylvania.

Source: Scientists declare an ‘urgent’ mission – study West Antarctica, and fast


 


 

Source: Near-Total Meltdown of Fukushima Reactor 2 Confirmed


 

The Kermadec ocean sanctuary, in the South Pacific and spanning 620,000 sq km, expands an existing reserve surrounding the Kermadec Islands

Source: New Zealand’s new ocean sanctuary will be one of world’s largest protected areas