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EU Moves To ‘Green’ Its Farms In Radical Reform Bid

News, Pollution
Oct
13

The reforms would potentially lead to an agricultural U-turn, putting Europe’s 12 million farms on the road to “sustainable practices” after years of free for all.

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Coastal Erosion, Trend or Extreme Events? Coastline Between Rio de Janeiro and Cape Frio, Brazil

Erosion, News
Oct
13

The coastline eastward from Rio de Janeiro up to Cape Frio is characterized by long and straight beach barriers frequently backed by lagoons and segmented by rocky headlands. No continental sediments are delivered to the continental shelf due to presence of the sandy beach barriers.

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BP, 2 other companies cited over Gulf oil spill

Federal regulators cited oil company BP PLC and two other companies, Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton, for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s rig explosion and massive Gulf oil spill.

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Oil-slick Ship At Risk Of Breaking Up: Release Of a New Tide Of Oil Feared

Fears grew Wednesday that the ship stuck on a New Zealand reef may break up and release a new tide of oil, as up to 300 tonnes of heavy fuel has leaked into the Bay of Plenty so far. Maritime New Zealand is considering issuing face masks to people living near beaches affected by oil from crippled cargo ship Rena.

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Cliff Collapse Due To Coastal Erosion, A Video

Erosion, News
Oct
12

The landscape of an english coastline, in the Cornwall region, changed in just a few seconds when a rockfall caused by coastal erosion, sent a massive chunk of cliff tumbling into the sea. Capturing a cliff collapse on video is a rare event.

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Oil spill: Stricken Ship’s Safety Issues Revealed

News, Pollution
Oct
11

Safety issues dogged the stricken container ship spewing oil into the Bay of Plenty as far back as July, it was revealed yesterday.

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Oil Spill Disaster In New Zealand : Worst In Decades

News, Pollution
Oct
11

An oil spill from a stranded cargo ship off New Zealand is the country’s worst environmental disaster in decades, the government says.

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Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

“Imagine a pit two miles wide by 2,000 feet deep, and an underground mine a mile deep. This gargantuan gold and copper operation would produce an estimated 10 billion tons of contaminated waste, 3,000 pounds for every man, woman and child on Earth…There are few human activities as toxic as large-scale mining…” As vote have been cast, it will be nearly two weeks before Alaskans know the outcome of an initiative aimed at stopping the Pebble Mine project, potentially the world’s largest man-made excavation.

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Major hurricane Jova to slam Mexico Pacific coast

News
Oct
10

The Mexican government declared a hurricane warning for a 100-mile (160-kilometer) stretch of coast form just south of Puerto Vallarta to a point south of Manzanillo, as Hurricane Jova strengthened to a major, Category 3 hurricane.

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