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The Draw of the Sea by Wyl Menmuir review – a personal homage to the coast

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It was a tragedy that sent novelist Wyl Menmuir to the “demi-island” of Cornwall, with its long and sinuous shoreline. In 2011, his first child was stillborn and he went with his wife down to the wild north coast of t...

Emergency housing rollout across flood-hit NSW north coast a ‘dog’s breakfast’, critics say

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Fewer than 60 emergency housing pods are being occupied in northern New South Wales nearly six months after the region was flooded in February. Critics have lambasted the rollout for poor communication, a lack of tran...

Warning as heatwave could spark cliff falls in England’s south coast

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Experts are urging the public to be hypervigilant on south coast beaches as this week’s heatwave could trigger cliff collapses. One geologist said the area seemed the most vulnerable and beachgoers should take heed of...

China to begin series of unprecedented live-fire drills off Taiwan coast

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China is to begin a series of unprecedented live-fire drills that would effectively blockade the island of Taiwan, just hours after the departure of US House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, whose controversial visit this week ...

Weather warning: damaging winds sweep across Australia from west coast to east

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Damaging winds are sweeping from Australia’s west to east, with severe weather warnings in place for four states. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of “destructive” winds in Western Australia, South Australia, Vict...

Ancient sites, paraglides and boat rides: a family adventure on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

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We’re sprawled under mulberry trees on a Turkish divan – a rickety platform strewn with kilim cushions and low tables – wondering how it gets better than this: gorging on freshly squeezed pomegranate juice and traditi...

Swimmer seriously injured by shark off central California coast

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A swimmer was seriously injured in a shark attack on the central California coast on Wednesday, police said. The attack occurred midmorning at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, a community along the Monterey Bay co...

Temperatures expected to fall everywhere in UK except south coast

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Temperatures are predicted to drop by nearly 15C in some parts of the UK after the hottest day of the year so far. The UK recorded the hottest day of the year for a third consecutive day on Friday. The Met Office said...

NSW government pledges $500m for faster rail services between Sydney and Central Coast

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The New South Wales government has backed a $1bn rail upgrade between Sydney and the Central Coast that could pave the way for faster train services. The state will work with the federal government on the upgrade, wit...

Wreck of Royal Navy warship sunk in 1682 identified off Norfolk coast

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The wreck of a Royal Navy warship which sank in 1682 while carrying the future king James Stuart has been identified off the coast of Norfolk. The wreckage of HMS Gloucester was actually found in 2007 by two brothers,...

Huge mystery spill detected in Baltic off Swedish coast

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A massive spill of an unknown substance has been detected in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden, the country’s coastguard said on Thursday. Covering a surface area of 30 sq miles (77 sq km) in both Swedish and Fin...

Scientists report ‘heartening’ 30% reduction in plastic pollution on Australia’s coast

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The amount of plastic pollution on Australia’s coast has decreased by up to 30% on average as a result of work by local governments to reduce litter, according to research by Australia’s science agency. Scientists fro...

Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast

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About 4,500 years ago, a single seed – spawned from two different seagrass species – found itself nestled in a favourable spot somewhere in what is now known as Shark Bay, just off Australia’s west coast. Left to its ...

Endangered tree seedlings planted in secret locations on NSW north coast

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Seedlings of an endangered tree are being planted in secret locations on the New South Wales north coast in an attempt to save the species after devastating bushfires. The critically endangered nightcap oak trees date...

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