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Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida’s New Normal?

Inform, Pollution
Jul
28

The green slime that washed onto Florida beaches earlier this month marks the eighth time since 2004 that toxic algae have fouled the Sunshine State’s storied coastline. The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State. Here’s why.

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Hamma Seawater Desalination: Honored for Its Impact on Life in Algiers

Algerian Energy Company, which owns the Hamma seawater desalination plant, was presented with the 2016 Impact Award. The largest desalination plant in Africa at the time it was built in 2008, the Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant was the first reverse osmosis desalination plant in Africa to be funded by public and private investment.

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World’s deepest blue hole found in South China Sea

A new exploration of a legendary blue hole in the South China Sea has found that the underwater feature is the deepest known on Earth.

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Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon, a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities. The report finds that the majority of past U.S. restoration efforts have not been adequately monitored to assess or improve restoration efficacy.

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Sea level rise a big issue for military in Hampton Roads, science says

A new Union of Concerned Scientists study evaluated the risks of climate-induced inundation at a sample of 18 military bases on the East and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Flooding and storm surge at Langley and other coastal military installations will only get worse — maybe a lot worse.

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19,000 Sea Turtle Eggs Seized in Anti-Smuggling Operation

Police seized 19,000 sea turtle eggs off the coast of Malaysia in a special operation to hobble a major smuggling syndicate.

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On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems

Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the United Nations cultural agency said July 26th,2016, on first World’s Mangrove Day, calling for greater preservation efforts as the international community marks the first ever International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.

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Tony Plant’s Beach Art, Filmed By Ruarri Joseph

“… stop, and see the beauty we are surrounded by…”

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Nova Scotia’s remote Sable Island now on Google Street View

Celebrate, Inform
Jul
24

Parts of the crescent-shaped island, situated roughly 290 kilometres southeast of Halifax, can now be seen on Google Street View. The 42-kilometre long, 1.5-kilometre wide island isn’t the first Canadian national park to appear on Google Map, but its addition is especially unique and exciting because it is largely inaccessible to the general public.

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West Bengal: Green hopes run dry as rampant mining goes unchecked

News, Sand Mining
Jul
24

Rampant illegal sand mining and excavation of boulders from river beds are threatening the ecology of several rivers and all the three major river basins in West Bengal. Estimates suggest that there are at least 500 quarries in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar and Cooch Behar districts alone.

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