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Ferry sinks in rough seas near Bali; 6 dead and 3 missing


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Ferry sinks in rough seas near Bali; 7 dead and 11 missing


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California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100

California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100An environmental crisis in the early 1900s created 'Dust Bowl refugees.' Today's climate crisis is much bigger and will last for decades, not years.



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Far more people at risk of rising seas than feared -climate study

Far more people at risk of rising seas than feared -climate studyClimate change will put three times more people at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 than previously thought, according to a study published on Tuesday, with swathes of Asia and cities in North America and Europe all vulnerable to rising seas. The research by Climate Central www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12808-z, a U.S.-based non-profit climate science and news organisation, underscored the scale of the upheaval projected to unfold as global warming increasingly threatens some of the world’s most densely-populated regions. The study found that 300 million people are now living on land that is likely to flood at least once a year on average by mid-century without adequate sea defences, even if governments manage to make sharp cuts in emissions.



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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a 'flash,' killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a century from now.

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a 'flash,' killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a century from now.A new study found that the asteroid impact that led the dinosaurs to go extinct also caused rapid ocean acidification, which killed most sea life.



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Melting glaciers, as well as ice sheets, raising Earth's seas

Melting glaciers, as well as ice sheets, raising Earth's seasAs the planet’s polar ice sheets destabilise amid rising temperatures, a landmark UN assessment of Earth’s retreating frozen spaces is also set to spell out how melting mountain glaciers will impact humanity in the decades to come. It says that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets lost roughly 400 billion tonnes of mass annually in the decade to 2015, corresponding to a sea-level rise of around 1.2 millimetres each year. “In the past 100 years, 35 percent of global sea-level rises came from glacier melting,” Anders Levermann, climate professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact, told AFP.



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Wild videos show cruise ship chaos as rough seas prompt an evacuation

Wild videos show cruise ship chaos as rough seas prompt an evacuationIncredible videos shared on Twitter are showing the wild rough seas that have led to the evacuation of 1,300 people from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway. The ship, Viking Cruise's "Viking Sky," sent a distress signal Saturday afternoon local time, reporting "engine problems in bad weather," according to CNN. And videos from both inside the cruise ship and from the shore show how bad the seas are. The BBC reports that at least one of the ship's engines was successfully restarted, enabling the Viking Sky to move a bit further from the rocky shore. Not surprisingly, the BBC also notes, "The area is known as the Hustadvika and is reportedly one of the most dangerous stretches of Norway's coast."SEE ALSO: El Niño has arrived. What does that mean for weather in 2019?Multiple ships and helicopters are taking part in the evacuation; the Joint Rescue Centre for Southern Norway shared video of the rescue to YouTube.To complicate matters, a cargo ship with nine people on board hit the same rough waters as the Viking Sky and some of the rescue helicopters had to be diverted for assistance.> Cargo ship w / 9 persons onbord went down close to VikingSky . Rescue helicopter sent to save crew. pic.twitter.com/Ebu0TIhlIE> > — Tore (@potifar66) March 23, 2019A member of the rescue crew told Reuters that eight people had suffered minor injuries and that the rescue attempt will take a while, continuing into the night and maybe even into Sunday. Photos of passengers waiting for their turn at evacuation also hit social media. > Passenger on board VikingSky Crew is doing a good job. Evacuation is slow. Seas rough. One muster station had a door blow in, injure pax and flood. Moved to midship pic.twitter.com/ndvEaJew8L> > — David Hernandez (@oxman78) March 23, 2019Mashable reached out to Viking Cruises for a statement and updates on the ongoing rescue and received the following message in response:The statement also added that anyone with questions or concerns about specific guests aboard the Viking Sky can find more information right here. WATCH: Pedal across the ocean surface with this breezy board



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Four things that make Symphony of the Seas a truly unique cruise ship

Four things that make Symphony of the Seas a truly unique cruise shipRoyal Caribbean’s latest Oasis-class cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, left France’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard Saturday, March 24, for Spain, where it will homeport for sailing the Mediterranean this summer before heading to the Caribbean. Although the ship is yet to enter service, it already holds the title of world’s largest cruise ship … until another supersized vessel comes along, of course. As the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas is obviously unique in size.



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The Ancient Romans' Concrete Recipe Could Help Us Beat Back Rising Seas

The Ancient Romans' Concrete Recipe Could Help Us Beat Back Rising Seas"It's the most durable building material in human history, and I say that as an engineer not prone to hyperbole."



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The Polynesian Hokule'a Returns After Traveling the Seas — Without a GPS

The Polynesian Hokule'a Returns After Traveling the Seas — Without a GPSAfter three years at sea, the hokule'a — canoe powered by wind and waves — is returning to Hawaii after a voyage that has spanned 23 countries and territories. The crew, like its ancestors, doesn’t use any modern navigational tool: no GPS or compass.



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