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Coastal Care 2012: In Numbers and Achievements

Our deepest gratitude and thanks to our immensely talented and highly inspiring contributors of 2012.
— Santa Aguila Foundation.

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NOAA: 2012 to rank as second costliest US year since 1980

During 2012, there were 11 extreme weather and climate events in the US that reached the billion-dollar threshold in losses, according to figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Judge Gives Final Approval to BP’s Oil Spill Settlement

A federal judge has given final approval to BP PLC’s settlement with businesses and individuals who lost money because of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Tanzania Takes Major Step Towards Curbing Land Grabs

From January 2013, Tanzania will start restricting the size of land that single large-scale foreign and local investors can “lease” for agricultural use. The decision follows both local and international criticism that major investors are grabbing large chunks of land…

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«Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project»

News, Pollution
Dec
21

From December 18th, 2012 to March 31st, 2013, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg will present the exhibition «Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project» produced by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich.

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Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving from Within, Study Says

Erosion, News
Dec
21

Most of us think of soil erosion as the primary force that levels mountains, however geologists have found that Oahu’s mountains are dissolving from within due to groundwater.

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Forests, Fruit and Fish Could Save Coastal Communities

Faced with the threat of a massive humanitarian and ecological crisis in the coming decades, the government of Bangladesh is no longer willing to remain silent.

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Drought, icemelt, superstorms … a review of 2012’s environmental news

A look at the biggest moments of what was a tumultuous year for nature and green politics.

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Fighting to Save Africa’s Richest Rainforest

Protests against a controversial palm oil plantation in the Korup National Park, Africa’s oldest and richest rainforest in terms of floral and faunal diversity, in Mundemba, southwest Cameroon will continue despite the arrests and intimidation of local environmental campaigners.

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