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Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

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A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels yet discovered anywhere in the world in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year.

Bali isn’t alone in its sea plastic pollution problem – the rest of Indonesia is struggling too

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Indonisian idyllic blue waters are marred by rubbish, from styrofoam to dirty nappies embedded in the coral. Uninhabited islands with the most beautiful bright white beaches, are camouflaged by a thick layer of plastic: flip flops, straws, disposable lighters, asthma inhalers, styrofoam and bottles in every size and shape.

Sands of time: world’s oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach


The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach, north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia state, 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track currents.

Trump official under fire after granting broad access to mining and oil firms

A key Trump administration official scheduled roughly twice as many meetings with mining and fossil-fuel representatives as with environmental groups, public records requests have revealed.

6 Gorgeous Sea Glass Beaches In The U.S.


The only thing more special than taking a long walk on the beach might just be discovering a treasure while on that stroll—like a sea shell or a piece of sea glass.

Shelly Island: There and Back Again


Despite the public attention paid to the rise and fall of Shelly Island, such swift changes are common along barrier island systems. The shoreline and cape tips along North Carolina are constantly in motion, as waves and currents redistribute land-building materials.

Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

Hazard maps use estimated sea level rise due to climate change to determine flooding risk for today’s shoreline, but don’t take into account that some land is sinking. A precise study of subsidence around San Francisco Bay shows that for conservative estimates of sea level rise, twice the area is in danger of flooding by 2100 than previously thought. Some landfill is sinking 10 mm per year, threatening the airport and parts of Silicon Valley.

Best beaches in the UK and Europe: readers’ travel tips

A selection from Ireland to southern Italy.

Today’s storm surge is tomorrow’s high tide, new report predicts

For the second time in just five days, the Northeast is facing a major coastal storm, or nor’easter, which is pushing ocean water over storm walls and into the streets of many coastal cities. The flooding comes as a major report released this week by NOAA highlights a growing threat facing coastal communities in all parts of the United States.

Storm Emma: Scenes of devastation on British beach as millions of creatures washed onto shore

Millions of sea creatures including seals,fish and lobsters were washed up along the east coast of Yorkshire. Big tides and gale force winds from Storm Emma are believed to have caused the huge dump on Fraisthorpe beach near Bridlington.

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