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Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to ‘its knees’

The worst flooding to hit Venice in more than 50 years has brought the historic city to its knees. Local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed.

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Newly identified fish nurseries are choked with plastic

News, Pollution
Nov
13

A new study reveals that it’s not just adult sea animals that are getting a gullet full of plastic. Larval fish are inundated with plastic fragments in their nursery habitats and they’re eating those pieces along with their natural food sources

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Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil

News, Pollution
Nov
11

Hundreds of kilometres of mangroves and coral reefs, as well as humpback whale breeding grounds, are under threat from an oil spill that has polluted more than 2,400km of Brazil’s north-eastern coast in the last two months.

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Needles and other medical supplies just washed up on a California beach

News, Pollution
Nov
11

Sections of Venice Beach in Los Angeles were blocked off Sunday after authorities discovered needles and other medical supplies had washed up on shore.

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The Ocean cleanups latest invention collects 110,000 pounds of trash from rivers each day

News, Pollution
Nov
10

Dubbed the Interceptor, this boat is designed to collect plastic trash as it floats down rivers and into the sea. The vessel is the latest project from The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit organization helmed by eco-engineering Boyan Slat.

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Drone-mounted lasers reveal ancient settlement off Florida coast

News
Nov
10

Drone-mounted lasers have revealed details of the architecture of an ancient island settlement off Florida’s Gulf coast.

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Coca-Cola is world’s biggest plastics polluter – again

News, Pollution
Nov
9

Coca-Cola has been named the world’s largest polluter of plastics for the second year in a row, according to an audit conducted by Break Free From Plastic.

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Republicans seek to overturn Key West ban on coral-damaging sunscreens

Backlash to prohibition on reef-harming chemicals frames issue as one of public health focused on skin cancer risk.

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Why climate change appears to be increasing the frequency of food-borne illnesses

Climate change appears to be fuelling a rise in people getting sick from food-borne illnesses, says a Canadian food safety expert.

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