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Salty water causes some freshwater harmful algae to release toxins

The finding suggests that understanding the mixing of fresh and salt water, which takes place in many coastal water bodies around the world, will help researchers understand the toxic effects of these harmful algal blooms.

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Plastic pollution has increased a hundredfold in remote parts of the South Atlantic

News, Pollution
Oct
19

The amount of plastic debris in the ocean waters of the British islands in the South Atlantic — some of the most remote places on the planet — has increased hundredfold in the last 30 years, according to a new study.

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These 10 companies are flooding the planet with throwaway plastic

News, Pollution
Oct
18

Nine months, six continents, 239 cleanup events, and more than 187,000 pieces of trash later, we now have the most comprehensive snapshot to date of how corporations are contributing to the global plastic pollution problem.

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This floating pipe is trying to clean up all the plastic in the ocean

News, Pollution
Oct
16

A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Why Durban only got two Blue Flag beaches

News, Pollution
Oct
15

Durban was the first South African city to implement the international Blue Flag program.

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Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

A new method for observing water within ice has revealed stored meltwater that may explain the complex flow behavior of some Greenland glaciers, an important component for predicting sea-level rise in a changing climate.

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NOAA Reviews Early Imagery from Hurricane Michael, Stands By to Respond

News
Oct
15

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is reviewing early imagery to begin identifying potential pollution sources, such as displaced vessels and containers.

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Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

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Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida’s victims: toxic red tide

News, Pollution
Oct
13

Biologists fear that the storm surge carried with it red tide toxins that can cause respiratory distress and flu-like symptoms.

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