Off California, sea otters feast and play a part in climate change battle

[ad_1] MOSS LANDING: Sea otters are helping to keep marine forests healthy by feasting on the seaweed-loving urchins whose numbers have exploded off California‘s coast, researchers have found. Urchins have bred profusely after a disease wiped out their main predator, the sunflower sea star, and are overgrazing on nutrient-rich kelp forests that grow along California’sRead More

Asian, tropical coastlines most vulnerable to rising seas: Study

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Tropical nations will face more coastal inundation from a rise in sea levels due to climate change than other countries, according to new research that also more than doubles the number of people estimated to be impacted. Using land elevation data gathered by laser pulses beamed by satellite to Earth, scientists identified coastalRead More

Top 50 Best Small Towns to Visit in the US

[ad_1] Visitors often come to La Conner, Washington, a small town on the waterfront, for some “retail therapy” at its galleries, needlecraft and quilt stores, gift shops and wine bars. It’s also known for its delicious eateries and, for travelers, its easy access to Interstate 5 and the ferry to the San Juan Islands. EachRead More

Read This Before You Paint Your Front Door

[ad_1] Almost every inch of your home requires some amount of maintenance, including your front door. Painted doors are prone to chipping over time, and can require touch-ups; however occasionally you may be ready for an entirely new look. In either case, set aside time — perhaps a weekend — to select a color, purchaseRead More