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Rise and fall of the Great Barrier Reef

A landmark international study of the Great Barrier Reef has shown that in the past 30,000 years the world’s largest reef system has suffered five death events, largely driven by changes in sea level and associated environmental change.

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EU ban on plastic straws and stirs proposed to cut marine litter

News
May
28

The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds.

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Millions throughout Gulf states in Subtropical Storm Alberto’s path

News
May
28

Subtropical Storm Alberto headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds.

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Jobless Cape Coast youth venture into illegal beach sand winning; Ghana

News, Sand Mining
May
26

The youth at Bakaano, a suburb of Cape Coast, have taken to illegal mining due to the unavailability of jobs.

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Powerful cyclone strikes Oman and Yemen

News
May
26

Cyclone Mekunu, more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman, slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday.

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Best US beaches for 2018

Celebrate, News
May
26

For 2018, Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui is No. 1, according to coastal sciences professor Dr. Beach.

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New York city to consider banning plastic straws

News, Pollution
May
25

If the bill becomes law, restaurants that continue to use plastic straws would be warned, then face fines between $100 and $400.

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Fukushima radioactive particle release was significant, says new research

Scientists say there was a significant release of radioactive particles during the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident. The researchers identified the contamination using a new method and say if the particles are inhaled they could pose long-term health risks to humans.

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Europe Takes First Steps in Electrifying World’s Shipping Fleets

Container ships, tankers, freighters, and cruise liners are a significant source of CO2 emissions and other pollutants. Led by Norway, Europe is beginning to electrify its coastal vessels – but the task of greening the high seas fleet is far more daunting.

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