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THESEUS:Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate

THESEUS is the largest Integrated Project funded by the European Commission (6,530,000 €) and consists of 31 partner institutes. The project will develop during the next four years a systematic approach to deliver both a low-risk coast for human use and healthy coastal habitats for evolving coastal zones subjected to multiple factors.

Sand mining company proposes expanding Stradbroke national parks

News, Sand Mining
May
21

The sand mining company Unimin is calling for large areas of Stradbroke Island off Brisbane to be declared national park as soon as possible.

BP Ordered to Use Less Toxic Chemicals in Oil Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill.

As Oil Begins Clogging Marshes, BP Admits Leak Bigger Than It Said

BP conceded today that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time, feeding worries and uncertainty about the massive month-long spill.

Ancestors’ Bones Halt Sand Mining

News, Sand Mining
May
20

Greg McDonald says remains of his Ngati Wai ancestors from centuries ago lie on the Pakiri Beach seabed.

BP hopes to siphon up to half of oil in Gulf

BP said Monday it hopes to siphon as much as half of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, scientists said they were concerned about the ooze reaching a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys.

Gulf oil spill: real disaster beneath the surface

New research suggests that huge plumes of oil might be spread at all levels of the water column, showing how much scientists don’t yet know about the complex Gulf oil spill.

Walton County Beaches, Florida

Walton County Beaches, Florida; By Robert Young

We are on the cusp of the greatest economic and environmental disaster to hit the state. At the moment, all we can do is wait and watch.

Singapore sand imports threaten Cambodian ecosystem

News, Sand Mining
May
11

Singapore, which prides itself on being one of the most environmentally friendly nations in Asia, is expanding its coastline with irresponsibly dredged sand from Cambodia, according to a report from an environmental NGO.

Gulf oil spill: Setback for untested containment dome

BP officials said Saturday afternoon that they have encountered a setback in deploying a 100-ton containment dome over the massive Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

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