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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

News, Pollution
Sep
6

Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted. The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled.

Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean as Florida braces for weekend landfall

News
Sep
6

Monster Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, packing a potentially catastrophic mix of pounding winds, raging surf and rain.

Potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Irma heading toward the Leeward Islands

News
Sep
5

With maximum sustained winds of 175 mph, Irma is a category 5. Over the next 12 hours, it’s likely to get even stronger.

Tropical Storm Jose Becomes the 10th Named Storm of the Hurricane Season

News
Sep
5

The National Hurricane Center named Jose late Tuesday morning, located about 1,400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Eastern Caribbean battens down as Hurricane Irma approaches

News
Sep
4

Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 4 storm today. A hurricane warning has been issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Barts.

Laguna de Términos

Along the coast of southeast Mexico, in the state of Campeche, wetlands and rivers give way to a shallow, swirling body of water. At 2500 square kilometers, Laguna de Términos is Mexico’s largest coastal lagoon.

Satellite photos reveal how Mumbai killed its mangrove forests to risk epic floods

Mumbai is essentially a peninsula jutting into the Arabian Sea. Since the 1980s, the city’s population has more than doubled. That’s led to rapid urbanisation of the surrounding areas, as well as encroachment of the mangroves on the city’s edges.

Bleu Belize; By Santa Aguila Foundation

Bleu Belize; is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Colombia’s Tayrona National Natural Park: A Caribbean Coast Gem; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago & William J. Neal

Colombia’s Caribbean coast has a rich geological, biological and cultural diversity that is reflected in the complex coastal zone extending from the border of Panama to that of Venezuela. One of the most spectacular regions in both this diversity and scenery is the Tayrona National Natural Park (TNNP).

The Next Houston

Even as Harvey lingers in the Gulf Coast, dumping rain on an already deluged region, the Atlantic hurricane season continues, and threatens to bring more nasty storms in short order. In the central Atlantic, Irma is some 3,000 miles southeast of Miami Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to become a hurricane later this week.

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