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The battle for the beaches of Cancun

The science of why the beaches have eroded is not nearly as complex as the politics attached to their recovery.

On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay

Understanding the effects of the spill on the shorelines that were hit, including coastal marshes, is expected to occupy scientists for years.

Mangroves worldwide: a global loss of tidal forests

Mangroves Report Reveals, threats and opportunities to global economy and the Planet.

Plastiki: a journey from plastic trash to triumph

News, Pollution

Sailboat made using 12,500 recycled plastic bottles reaches Sydney, Australia, after four-month voyage to highlight recycling and marine plastic pollution.

Exploring Algae as Fuel

News, Pollution

Many academic laboratories, are pursuing the same goal, to produce algae as a source of, literally, green energy.

Federal records show steady stream of oil spills in gulf since 1964

At least a handful of spills take place annually as a result of blowouts, hurricanes, lax pipeline maintenance, tanker leaks and human error, according to figures kept by the Minerals Management Service.

Deepwater Horizon alarms were switched off

Alarms and safety mechanisms on gulf disaster oil rig were disabled, to spare workers being woken by false alarms, chief technician at Transocean reveals.

First scientific proof : Oil plumes definitely from BP’s well

Federal researchers say concentrations of underwater oil have at least doubled since last month.

Plastiki reaches Australia

News, Pollution

The boat made from recycled plastic bottles reaches Australia. Aim of voyage is to raise awareness of plastic waste and reduce plastic pollution.

Indian Ocean Sea Level Rise Threatens Millions

Indian Ocean sea levels are rising unevenly and threatening residents in some densely populated coastal areas, particularly those along the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, and Java.

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