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al-mina archaeological site, tyre, south lebanon

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more than 39,000 years ago — However, this world heritage site, along with dozens of others found across the Mediterranean coast, is now at risk of being damaged or destroyed as a result …

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this simulation shows a tsunami traveling northwest across the caribbean basin

Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards

An international collaboration is using historical records and modeling to assess tsunami potential in this high-risk region — The Caribbean is known for its tropical beaches and surfing resorts, but it is not exempt from earthquakes and tsunamis. Over the past 500 years, this region may have been exposed to approximately 100 tsunamis, of which …

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Canada’s largest national park risks losing world heritage status

Wood Buffalo national park also faces danger from oil and gas development and hydroelectric projects, government report says — The world’s second-largest national park is under threat from a destructive combination of climate change, oil and gas development and hydroelectric projects, according to a new report from the Canadian government. Wood Buffalo national park, which …

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