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Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific

The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen.

Crabs and shrimp are flocking to the Deepwater Horizon spill site to mate, and it’s making them sick Christina Zdanowicz-Profile-Image

The site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has become a popular mating ground for deep-sea crabs and shrimp. Decomposing oil from the 2010 spill could be mimicking a sex hormone, and that’s what’s attracting these crustaceans to get frisky in this part of the Gulf, according to an August study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

World ‘gravely’ unprepared for effects of climate crisis – report

Trillions of dollars needed to avoid ‘climate apartheid’ but this is less than cost of inaction.

Congress Must Vote to Protect America’s Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling – NRDC

It is important our elected officials act now to protect our coast. The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on two bills that would permanently protect coastal communities across America from the dangers of reckless offshore oil and gas drilling and costly oil spills.

New Marine Heatwave Emerges off West Coast, Resembles “the Blob”

About five years ago “the Blob” of warm ocean water disrupted the West Coast marine ecosystem and depressed salmon returns. Now, a new expanse of unusually warm water has quickly grown in much the same way, in the same area, to almost the same size.

Thousands of Dorian survivors desperate to evacuate wrecked Bahamas as death toll climbs to 44


There are about 76,000 people left homeless and in need of assistance in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island, the U.N. said.

Hurricane Dorian gains strength again as it heads toward Canada


Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Saturday afternoon as it began moving past the coast of Maine towards the east coast of Canada with maximum sustained wind speeds of 100 mph.

Hundreds stranded on Outer Banks island, ‘catastrophic’ flooding as Hurricane Dorian moves off coast


“We went from almost no water to 4 to 6 feet in a matter of minutes,” said Steve Harris, who lives on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.

Hurricane Dorian: ‘We’re at the frontline of climate change but we don’t cause it’, says Barbados PM – as it happened

The “force and size” of Dorian took everyone by surprise, a situation made worse by the hurricane stalling over the archipelago. “Grand Bahama is not in good shape at all because 70% of it was under water,” St George said.

Dorian obliterated the Bahamas. The US must help


The destruction is near-total in some places. Early aerial photos show whole towns inundated, shipping containers tossed around, roofs floating on stagnant floodwaters, airports submerged. Dorian left a massive swath of Grand Bahama Island underwater.

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