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Mangrove restoration – The new marvel against coastal erosion?

Mangrove restoration – The new marvel against coastal erosion? | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
Coastal erosion is the herald of sea level rise. Mangrove restoration is promoted as ideal response to this problem: It’s cheap, does not harm the environment and mangroves are even natural land-bu...
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Digging In: Land Reclamation and Defenses in the South China Sea

Digging In: Land Reclamation and Defenses in the South China Sea | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Defense’s latest assessment of the Chinese military provided new detail on China’s land reclamation efforts on several of the islets that it occupies in the South China Sea. These include Fiery Cross Reef, Gaven Reef, Johnson South Reef, Mischief Reef, and Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago. By December 2014, the report estimated that China had reclaimed as much as 500 acres of new land, creating full-fledged islands where only coral reefs or sand spits existed before. Since then, China has only accelerated its efforts, expanding the total land area that it has reclaimed to 2,000 acres and building military facilities, ports, and at least one airstrip on the islands.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 11, 2015 4:18 PM

We've heard in the news recently that China is reclaiming land from the South China see to presumably construct an air strip to strengthen their claims in the region.  China is not alone in this...


Tags: borders, political, conflict, waterChina, East Asia.

Marc Meynardi's curator insight, May 13, 2015 1:49 AM

By doing so, China is not only digging land, but also preparing futur heavy discord. It's so strange : China critisize US hegemony and try to balance it. As result, China is having the same agressive attitude that US Bush era. Of course, not using bombs, but "pacifically" invading south China Sea.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 1, 2015 8:15 PM

I was wondering with the world being 80% ocean how much ocean can be transformed into land with these man made islands. Once again creating military strategic posts.

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In pictures: Aftermath of storms

In pictures: Aftermath of storms | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
Some of the latest pictures of the bad weather in parts of the UK.
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Some of these photos dramatically show the power of waves at coastal margins!

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Adapting to coastal change: understanding different points of view in ...

Adapting to coastal change: understanding different points of view in ... | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
by Mark Tebboth The devastating flooding in central Europe is a powerful example of the destruction that extreme weather can cause. Yet, finding agreement on the best way to protect citizens, infrastructure and nature from ...
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Bournemouth coastal erosion plans 'to protect 3000 homes' - BBC News

Bournemouth coastal erosion plans 'to protect 3000 homes' - BBC News | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
Bournemouth coastal erosion plans 'to protect 3000 homes'
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Thousands of homes and businesses at risk from coastal erosion in Bournemouth could be protected under new plans being considered by the borough council.
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New wildlife sanctuary notified near Sunderbans tiger reserv ... - Care2

New wildlife sanctuary notified near Sunderbans tiger reserv ... - Care2 | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
Great news - and mangroves are an amazing carbon catchers and prevent coastal erosion, so huzzah all around! Thank you Cher the magnificent! send green star | flag as inappropriate. Why is this inappropriate?
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Trawling makes for skinny flatfish

Trawling makes for skinny flatfish | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
Trawling the seabed doesn't just remove some of the fishes living there; it also makes some of the survivors thinner and less healthy by forcing them to use more energy finding less nutritious food.
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Tuna hearts 'affected by oil spill'

Tuna hearts 'affected by oil spill' | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
Scientists say that tuna swimming in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have experienced heart damage.
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Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war

Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is 'standing on a precipice'
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Take action to stop black sand mining off our West Coast

Take action to stop black sand mining off our West Coast | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
How to make your submission

The official EPA submission form is 12 pages long, so we have tried to make it easier for you.

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The Pacific is full of poisonous plastic - Asian Correspondent

The Pacific is full of poisonous plastic - Asian Correspondent | Oceans & Coastal Margins in the news | Scoop.it
The Pacific is full of poisonous plastic
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The world's most shocking example, however, is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a concentrated area of oceanic trash twice the size of Texas.
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