Sea-level rise drives shoreline retreat in Hawaii
Sea-level rise (SLR) has been isolated as a principal cause of coastal erosion in Hawaii. Differing rates of relative sea-level rise on the islands of Oahu and Maui, Hawaii remain as the best explanation ...
EPA finds dogs are the best way to clear beaches of seagull guano
Spitzer sees crystal 'rain' in outer clouds of infant star
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
Travelling dunes encroach on infrastructure, and reveal geological pattern
Recent research shows shifting sand dunes threaten to envelop several important Mid West roads within the next few years.
Dig turns up ancient artifacts at upstate NY site
New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of an improvement project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks.
Technique could let a small electrical signal change materials' electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics
A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of ...
Iconic beach resorts may not survive sea level rises
A leading coastal scientist has warned that some of the world's best known beach resorts may not survive projected sea level rises and that problems caused by changing sea levels are compounded by a lack ...
Great white shark choked by sea lion
A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week had a sea lion stuck in its throat which likely caused its death, fisheries officials said Thursday.
King tides -- a glimpse of future sea level rise
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tomorrow, beach-goers will get a glimpse of what our coastlines may look like in 50 years, when New South Wales and South East Queensland experience the highest daytime ‘king tides’ forecast ...
Border collies chase away beach contamination
Border Collies are effective at reducing gull congregation on recreational beaches, resulting in lower E. coli abundance in the sand. Researchers from Central Michigan University reported the findings at the ...
Mysterious seaweed dump chokes S.Leone's coastline
Massive piles of seaweed have washed ashore along Sierra Leone's coastline, covering the white sand and raising fears for tourism and the fishing industry, officials said Monday.
Bacteria supplemented their diet to clean up after Deep Water Horizon oil spill
Bacteria living in the Gulf of Mexico beaches were able to 'eat up' the contamination from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill by supplementing their diet with nitrogen, delegates at the Goldschmidt conference will be told today, ...
New study sheds light on earthquake hazard along San Andreas Fault
New research by a team of scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) offers new insight into the San Andreas Fault as it extends beneath Southern ...
Shark bites swimmer on California beach
A great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer in California as it was being reeled in by a fisherman Saturday.