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Plastic Pollution

The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land.

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Ocean Pollution and Ocean Polluters

Sea Garbarge Disposal

Did you know that it’s legal to dump trash in the ocean? Yes, there are limitations for what you can and cannot dump.

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Wave of Toxic Green Beaches, France; By Sharlene Pilkey

Saint-Michel-en-Greve, Brittany, France

With beaches and coastlines all over the world already under attack from sea level rise, pollution, mining, driving, seawall construction and human development encroachment, another menace is mounting an assault.

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Preserving the health of the Rio de la Plata

Research may lead to policies and regulations on side mining in Uruguay.

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Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

For centuries, beach sand has been mined for use as aggregate in concrete, for heavy minerals, and for construction fill.

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Oil spills on the worlds beaches and in the worlds oceans

Beaches and river shorelines all over the world are at risk from oil spills.

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Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

Mining of Coastal Sand

In Morocco, the extraction of beach and dune sand for use in the construction industry is destroying significant portions of the nation’s natural heritage.

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The Negative Impacts Of Groins

The negative impact of groins

The negative impact of groins on downdrift shorelines is well understood.

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