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Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says
Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says

Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says. The winds, which blow parallel to the shore and draw cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean to the surface in a process known as coastal upwelling, have increased over the last 60 years in three out of five regions of the world, according to an analysis published Thursday in the journal Science. The shift could already be having serious effects on some of the world's most productive marine fisheries and ecosystems off California, Peru and South Africa. Stronger winds have the potential to benefit coastal areas by bringing...

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