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Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California, Louisiana and the Pacific.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
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Drought Pushes Millions Into ‘Acute Hunger’ in Southern Africa - The New York Times

Drought Pushes Millions Into ‘Acute Hunger’ in Southern Africa - The New York Times | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The disaster, intensified by El Niño, is devastating communities across several countries, killing crops and livestock and sending food prices soaring.
Laura Casas's comment, April 19, 12:51 PM
This is extremely sad to read about. I cant believe three different countries have declared states of emergency and its the worst drought they have had in forty years. Hopefully America and other countries help with some kind of foreign aid.
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Global heat record broken for 10th consecutive month in March

Global heat record broken for 10th consecutive month in March | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
With an average surface temperature of 57.45 degrees, last month was warmer than any previous March on record, according to European climate officials.
Olivia Moorehead's comment, April 19, 7:16 PM
With the soaring heat waves already occurring in march, its even more crucial that areas such as the ones being impacted now by the heat, prepare for the hotter seasons.
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Hurricane season 2024 early outlook: How many storms can be expected? –

Hurricane season 2024 early outlook: How many storms can be expected? – | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Researchers are forecasting 23 named storms in the Atlantic, including 11 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes. See where that total would rank on th
Haley Langness's comment, April 20, 2:11 AM
It is crazy to see that many storms being predicted for 2024 season. Hopefully they will not cause to much damage
Isabella Jackson's comment, April 20, 3:16 AM
It is surprising to see how the storm forecast is supposed to change based on La Niña and how that will affect hurricanes.
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Magnitude 2.8 earthquake reported in View Park-Windsor Hills

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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UAE hit with severe flooding as record rainfall disrupts Dubai flights

UAE hit with severe flooding as record rainfall disrupts Dubai flights | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The downpour prompted flight cancellations and delays at Dubai's airport, with travelers stranded for hours in both the terminal and on the tarmac.
Tony Ibarra's comment, April 19, 7:09 PM
It is so interesting to see all of these huge weather events are happening in short spans of each other across the planet.
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Coral reefs suffer fourth global bleaching event, NOAA says

Coral reefs suffer fourth global bleaching event, NOAA says | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Along coastlines from Australia to Kenya to Mexico, many of the world's colorful coral reefs have turned a ghostly white in what scientists said on Monday amounted to the fourth global bleaching event in the last three decades.
Sophia Hoolihan's insight:
Scientists believe the latest bleaching event will be severely damaging, describing it as a tipping point for coral reefs. In addition to being biodiversity hotspots, coral reefs bring in roughly $2.7 trillion in goods and services per year via tourism, storm surge protection, and supporting fisheries. Some bleached corals can recover after the waters cool, but the duration and intensity of this bleaching event will cause permanent damage to many reefs.
Reese Ventura's comment, April 17, 12:16 AM
Human activity will likely eventually kill off all coral reefs, or at least most of them. With the effects of climate change being practically irreversible at this point, I don't see how we will stop the destruction of coral reefs.
Kim Rosales's comment, April 19, 10:51 PM
I wonder if coral reef bleaching occurred when El Nino occurred in 1998, 2010, 2014, & 2017 and if the reefs recovered.
Kim Rosales's comment, April 19, 10:51 PM
I wonder if coral reef bleaching occurred when El Nino occurred in 1998, 2010, 2014, & 2017 and if the reefs recovered.
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‘Water is more valuable than oil’: the corporation cashing in on America’s drought | Environment | The Guardian

‘Water is more valuable than oil’: the corporation cashing in on America’s drought | Environment | The Guardian | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented deal, a private company purchased land in a tiny Arizona town – and sold its water rights to a suburb 200 miles away
John Burns's insight:
So this is not directly a disaster, but a group of people profiting from one. A corporation has decided to sell the water rights to a large farm area that it was not seeing profits from. I understand the farmland had water rights that belong to them specifically, but I am surprised there was no laws or anything in place stating that when a corporation(farm land) owns water rights they can not be separated from the land. I have heard of it for other things-usually mining purposes to separate the mineral rights, but not water. Interesting how it happened and I wonder what if anything comes from it. It does open a box of others potentially doing the same thing. 
Sophia Hoolihan's comment, April 17, 12:04 AM
I was surprised to read how the company that sold the water rights originally bought the land under the guise that it was an agricultural business. Instead it was actually an investment firm, with a history of managing water related investments. They originally rented out the land to farmers, but then decided to make a profit off of the current water scarcity crisis affecting the Colorado River. It's truly disappointing how greed is a main motivating factor in a widespread drought situation.
Angelina De La Torre's comment, April 19, 7:16 PM
I don't understand how water is allowed to be considered a private commodity when it is a necessity and basic human right. It's terrible that everything is being turned into a product.
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Putting Bay Area stormwater to work

Stormwater from heavy rain has historically been treated as waste water, and rushed straight out to the Bay. But that tide is changing.
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Five ways El Niño is wreaking havoc in South America - The

Five ways El Niño is wreaking havoc in South America - The | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The continent has been hit especially hard by the “one-two punch” of El Niño plus global warming.
Paige Stuckey's comment, April 16, 8:53 PM
It's horrible how the affects of El Niño are getting worse. There are so many impacts that I never thought of like hundreds of dolphins dying due to the heat and a dengue outbreak in Peru.
John Burns's comment, April 17, 12:15 AM
What a large area for disasters to occur in, and a variety of them that seem to play off one another. The 150 dolphins is a bit stunning, a combination of drought and 102 degree water temperature...that is similar to a hot tub in temperature. On such a large mass of water that is incredible. Very sad for what happened because of it though.
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Environmental concerns raised by rocket flights over San Diego County - The

Environmental concerns raised by rocket flights over San Diego County - The | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Regulators want more information about noise, ocean debris from events widely seen across Southern California
Vanessa Guetzoian's comment, April 15, 12:05 AM
I found this article really interesting, since while reading, I also was wondering how this is impacting wildlife there in San Diego. Hearing how these loud noises have been disturbing native animals was upsetting to hear, though it is important to notice that other impacts could even be economic. Reading that both recreational and commerical fishing are affected makes sense as well, ultimately showing how these rocket flights are not affecting only one aspect of the county.
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Earthquake, aftershocks rattle NYC and beyond: "One of the largest" East Coast quakes in the last century - CBS New York

Earthquake, aftershocks rattle NYC and beyond: "One of the largest" East Coast quakes in the last century - CBS New York | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A 3.8 magnitude aftershock hit near Gladstone, N.J. around 6 p.m. Friday. It came on the heels of a 4.8 earthquake that shook the region.
Cameron Montgomery's comment, April 13, 2:55 AM
This was interesting due to New York is not a place that expieriences earthquakes on the norm (that I am aware of), so to see how the emergency services as well as the civilians would react during the earthquake. I also thought it was interesting of the amount of aftershocks with in a few hours of a 4.0 earthquake which is relatively light.
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House sparrow tops Big Garden Birdwatch charts for 21st year in a row | RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch | The Guardian

House sparrow tops Big Garden Birdwatch charts for 21st year in a row | RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch | The Guardian | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Blue tits, starlings, wood pigeons and blackbirds next most sighted in RSPB survey involving 600,000 participants
Isabella Jackson's comment, April 13, 12:38 AM
This is a really interesting article, It's cool that people can use their home gardens to provide a habitat to birds!
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Great Barrier Reef suffering ‘most severe’ coral bleaching on record as footage shows damage 18 metres down | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Great Barrier Reef suffering ‘most severe’ coral bleaching on record as footage shows damage 18 metres down | Climate crisis | The Guardian | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Marine researcher ‘devastated’ by widespread event that is affecting coral species usually resistant to bleaching
natalia c's comment, April 12, 3:56 AM
Coral bleaching is somthing that has been spoken about for a while now however the fact that of the aerial surveys included in the study this article is based off of only about a quarter of the reefs were unaffected was still shocking
Olivia Moorehead's comment, April 12, 2:27 PM
This is very alarming, and the article truly highlights the sort of consequences that the lack of awareness on anthropogenic stressors can have on a sensitive ecosystem such as coral reefs.
Angelina De La Torre's comment, April 12, 6:21 PM
The bleaching of coral reefs could have major repercussions, since they are biodiversity hotspots. The fact that half of the Great Barrier Reef has experienced some level of bleaching is depressing. I would think that this is endangering many species that live in the coral reefs.
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Today's top weather news: Dayslong severe weather threat continues Wednesday | Fox Weather

Today's top weather news: Dayslong severe weather threat continues Wednesday | Fox Weather | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Start your day with the latest weather news. Severe storms are not finished with the U.S. just yet. Today’s threat is focused on the Ohio Valley and southern Great Lakes.
Jonathan Campos's comment, April 19, 10:51 PM
Crazy how despite all this severe weather happening so frequently all over the country there are still people who don't think climate change is a real threat.
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Heavy rains kill 18 in Oman as flash floods lash UAE | Weather News

Heavy rains kill 18 in Oman as flash floods lash UAE | Weather News | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Rescue teams search for two missing people in Oman as bad weather disrupts travel in the United Arab Emirates.
Hunter Santana's insight:
Heavy rains and severe flash flooding have been reported in parts of Oman and the UAE. Major highway systems have been closed as floodwaters partially submerge vehicles. 
Autum Baird's comment, April 19, 11:45 PM
This is astonishing. Nine schoolchildren and their driver were lost because of the significant flooding, which washed away their vehicle. Every driver should be tested on what to do when roads flood. Deaths can be avoided when people shelter in place or evacuate to higher ground.
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What’s Killing Endangered Sawfish in Florida? - The New York Times

What’s Killing Endangered Sawfish in Florida? - The New York Times | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
First, fish off the Florida Keys started swimming in spirals or upside down. Then, endangered sawfish started dying. Scientists are racing to figure out why.
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A California farming region is placed on water probation

A California farming region is placed on water probation | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
California's water board has for the first time put a farming region on probation for failing to adopt measures to curb excessive pumping of groundwater.
Cameron Montgomery's comment, April 18, 4:22 PM
I can see both sides of the argument for this article with the government and local farmers. On one hand the State regulators are trying to get a control of how much water is being used so that ground level won't sink any further. With that said many local farmers may go out of business due to the extra fees. Many people prefer to buy at a supermarket where food comes in from far away instead of shopping at local farmers markets.
Isabel Ventura's comment, April 19, 6:59 PM
At first reading the title of the article made me think it’s crazy that they would be on water probation. But as I read the article I realize that they’re punishing people who are not following protocol and following the rules.
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Scientists Predict Most Extensive Coral Bleaching Event on Record - The New York Times

Scientists Predict Most Extensive Coral Bleaching Event on Record - The New York Times | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Rising sea temperatures around the planet have caused a bleaching event that is expected to be the most extensive on record.
Esveidy Rodriguez's comment, April 19, 4:16 PM
Coral reefs are a valuable ecosystem to earth because they harbor diverse marine life and provide coastal protection. Their ability to recover is hindered by declining populations and the effects of ocean acidification. The increasing rate of coral bleaching is also affecting the marine life that depend on these coral reefs. Human activities is causing irreversible destruction that we will probably keep getting worse.
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Big Sur's latest damage not linked to larger landslide, USGS finds

Big Sur's latest damage not linked to larger landslide, USGS finds | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Wet winters accelerate damage along the vulnerable Big Sur coast. But repairs should allow Highway 1 to partially reopen by Memorial Day.
Isabel Ventura's insight:
A part of Highway 1 had collapsed due to a couple of environmental factors like wave erosion and all the rain that has recently pass through California. The article mentions that a different part of the highway in that area is still closed from last year because of the repairs.
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Pakistan: Lightning and unusually heavy rain kill dozens

Pakistan: Lightning and unusually heavy rain kill dozens | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Authorities have also warned of landslides and flash floods in the coming days.
Kelly Colindres's comment, April 17, 9:07 PM
Heavy rain in southwest Pakistan has killed about 39 people and eight in Balochistan province, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. The rain has not been limited to these areas as heavy flooding has been reported in Afghanistan where hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged. Ohter than heavy rain and flooding, the storm also included lighting which took the lives of farmers who continued to work on wheat fields.
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President Joe Biden approves disaster declaration in Santa Cruz County –

President Joe Biden approves disaster declaration in Santa Cruz County – | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The declaration will allow the county to seek federal financial assistance as it embarks on various projects to recover from the storms.
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Volcano in Iceland erupts for fourth time in three months | Iceland | The Guardian

Volcano in Iceland erupts for fourth time in three months | Iceland | The Guardian | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Police declare state of emergency and evacuate local town of Grindavik after volcanic activity
Alex Gilman's insight:
Even though Iceland is very volcanic its scary to think that this area is getting bombarded with volcanic activity. 
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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan, - The

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan, - The | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A Taliban spokesman says heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others since Friday
Alex Gilman's comment, April 15, 9:25 PM
This is a sad situation as these events are happening more often around the world but also in areas where there isn't a lot of infrastructure to help and support people when it comes to natural disasters.
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Salmon fishing banned in California for a second year

Salmon fishing banned in California for a second year | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Officials have decided to ban salmon fishing on the California coast for a second year. Salmon populations have dropped after the state's last drought.
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Earthquake Rattles Northeast, but Little Damage Is Reported - The New York Times

Earthquake Rattles Northeast, but Little Damage Is Reported - The New York Times | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake sent tremors from Philadelphia to Boston and jolted buildings in New York City. An apparent aftershock was widely felt around 6 p.m.
Laura Casas's comment, April 12, 5:40 PM
It is so rare to hear about an Earthquake being felt in New York. The videos I have seen of people reacting to the Earthquake seem like many people didn't even know what was happening at first. Very interesting that such a relatively small earthquake was felt so far apart in distance.
Kim Rosales's comment, April 12, 11:32 PM
Wow...I did not hear of this until I read this article. Hard to believe it happened.