Maria Bakkalapulo (The Guardian) writes about the effects of climate change, natural disasters, and looming “sand wars.” The sun is out, as usual, in the town of Surfside. Less than 10 miles north of Miami’s world-famous South Beach, just a square mile in size with a population near 6,000, it’s a typically prosperous American seaside community. […]

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“As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread.” In this article from September 26, Lucas Jackson and Chris Prentice (Reuters) report on the urgent efforts of scientists to save coral reefs in St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) from fast-moving, lethal disease: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. Off the […]

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(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF NBC NEWS) Florida panthers and bobcats are walking weird. Wildlife officials can’t figure out why. Experts have ruled out “numerous diseases and possible causes” that might explain why the cats are having extreme difficulty walking. Trail camera captures Florida Panther walking abnormally AUG. 21, 201900:44 Aug. 21, 2019, 11:38 […]

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