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2015

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Why The World Is Wary Of China’S ‘Great Wall Of Sand’ In The Sea, Clive H. Schofield Jan 2015

Why The World Is Wary Of China’S ‘Great Wall Of Sand’ In The Sea, Clive H. Schofield

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China’s neighbours have accused it of destroying an estimated 120 hectares of coral reef systems in the disputed Spratly Islands through land reclamation. EPA/Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The leaders of Southeast Asian nations recently took the extraordinary step of warning China that its island-building activities in the contested South China Sea “may undermine peace, security and stability” in the region.

That’s strong language from the usually reticent 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and shows just how high tempers are flaring over what has been called China’s “great wall of sand” in a strategically ...


Stemming The Black Tide: Cooperation On Oil Pollution Preparedness And Response In The South China Sea And East Asian Seas, Robin M. Warner Jan 2015

Stemming The Black Tide: Cooperation On Oil Pollution Preparedness And Response In The South China Sea And East Asian Seas, Robin M. Warner

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As global hydrocarbon resources on shore steadily decline, there has been an increase in offshore hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. Some estimates suggest that there are over 6,000 offshore oil and gas installations worldwide. Notwithstanding simmering disputes over the territorial sovereignty and associated maritime zones of a number of island groups in the South China Sea and adjacent East Asian seas, exploration for offshore oil and gas resources under national and joint development regimes has become a prominent feature of these areas. It is estimated that there are now over 1,390 offshore oil and gas installations in the South ...


Future Coastal Population Growth And Exposure To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding – A Global Assessment, Barbara Neumann, Athanasios T. Vafeidis, Juliane Zimmermann, Robert J. Nicholls Jan 2015

Future Coastal Population Growth And Exposure To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding – A Global Assessment, Barbara Neumann, Athanasios T. Vafeidis, Juliane Zimmermann, Robert J. Nicholls

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Coastal zones are exposed to a range of coastal hazards including sea-level rise with its related effects. At the same time, they are more densely populated than the hinterland and exhibit higher rates of population growth and urbanisation. As this trend is expected to continue into the future, we investigate how coastal populations will be affected by such impacts at global and regional scales by the years 2030 and 2060. Starting frombaseline population estimates for the year 2000, we assess future population change in the low-elevation coastal zone and trends in exposure to 100-year coastal floods based on four different ...