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Climate Change Report Should Jolt People Into Action

UN science panel’s chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, says report on impacts of rising temperatures should push leaders to act

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Parting the Sea to Save Venice

The sea has protected Venice since the fifth century, when people moved to the fish-shaped islands of Rialto for safety from mainland invaders. Over the next thirteen centuries, the seafaring city-state grew in power and strength. But the tide has turned, and the sea that once protected Venice now threatens it.

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Sculptures of Ocean Plastic Raise Awareness for the Sea

Washed up plastics and marine garbage pose a threat to the ecosystems and animal lives they invade, a problem which activists have worked to bring light to in recent years. While news and science are powerful mediums for conveying these messages, the work of artists has also played an important role in the sharing of concern…

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Artificial islands off New York and New Jersey Proposed As Storm Protection

News, Sandy Storm
Mar
30

A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal.

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Major Increase In West Antarctic Glacial Loss

Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.

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Plane Search Raises Questions About Sea of Floating Junk

News, Pollution
Mar
29

The search for debris from missing plane has not turned up any evidence of a crash, but it has trained the world’s gaze on thousands of pieces of junk floating on the ocean’s surface. Researchers only began focusing on plastic pollution in the Indian Ocean in recent years, and in 2010 discovered garbage patches much like the famous Pacific Garbage Patch, according to Coastal Care.

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Chilika Lake and Nalabana Bird Sanctuary

Inform
Mar
29

Chilika Lake is the largest lagoon in India and one of the largest in the world.

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Illegal Sand Miners Back In Business

News, Sand Mining
Mar
29

Taking advantage of government officials caught up with election work, the sand mafia has become active with transportation of sand from the Yamuna and Hindon river banks going on unimpeded…

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More Male Fish Feminized By Pollution On Basque Coast, A Study

Evidence of feminization of male fish in the estuaries of Gernika, Arriluze, Santurtzi, Plentzia, Ondarroa, Deba and Pasaia has been discovered. Pollutants acting as estrogens are responsible for this phenomenon.

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