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Oil spill off Mumbai coast: tangible damage to mangroves

The oil slick from two ships colliding on August 7th off Mumbai coast, was found to have destroyed more than 300 hectares of mangroves and lapped the Elephanta coast.

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Predicting Waves of Large Amplitude for Tsunami Warning Systems

News
Aug
23

Mathematicians provide new insights into tsunamis and effects of underlying currents on surface water waves.

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Where Has All the Plastic Gone?

News, Pollution
Aug
20

Plastic marine pollution is a significant environmental concern, and oceanographers have quantified trends in one of these “plastic soups” for the first time. They’ve come to surprising conclusion, raising concerns that marine animals could be poisoned by toxic chemicals carried by the plastic.

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Major study proves oil plume that’s not going away

The actual existence of oil plumes was in some doubt until a team of researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provided incontrovertible proof.

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Feds: No timeline for completing Gulf relief well

Stormy weather and now questions of how to mitigate risks have delayed the early, to mid-August timelines, eventually causing credibility problem.

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USF scientists observe evidence oil has become toxic to critical marine life

USF’s scientists now have found that the oil droplets were toxic to phytoplankton, microscopic plant-like organisms that form the base of the gulf’s food chain. The oil doesn’t accumulate within the plankton, but rather kills it.

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The Trouble with Seawalls

Recent events in Tofino, Canada, remind us that a beach is dynamic in nature and ever evolving.

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Sand Piracy: More about Singapore Sand Issues

News, Sand Mining
Aug
11

Singapore’s economy rests upon maintaining a huge and continuous supply of sand, and smuggling sand has become a multibillion-dollar trade, in a country renowned for honest business practices and corporal punishment.

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New plastic garbage patch discovered in Indian Ocean

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News, Pollution
Aug
10

This Indian Ocean garbage patch discovery means there are now three confirmed ocean zones of plastic pollution.

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