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Unexpected Source of Sea Level Rise Found

Surprising patterns of melting during the last interglacial period suggest that Greenland’s ice may be more stable, and Antarctica’s less stable, than many thought, a new study shows.

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Geographic Analysis Offers New Insight Into Coral Disease Spread

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.

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The Plastic Bag Wars

News, Pollution
Jul
28

The world consumes 1 million plastic shopping bags every minute, and the industry is fighting hard to keep it that way…

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Dozens of boars found dead on French beach

News
Jul
27

Dozens of wild boars have turned up dead this month around a beach in Brittany, western France, officials say, as they suspect poisonous blue-green algae for the deaths.

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Cambodia: A Stop Order To Excessive Sand Dredging

News, Sand Mining
Jul
25

The “King of Koh Kong” has been ordered to stop his company’s massive sand dredging operation on the Tatai river amid concerns it is decimating the environment and ruining the tourist trade.

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UN climate change conference and the world security

The UN Security Council expressed concern that the possible adverse effects of climate change could aggravate certain existing threats to international peace and security and that the loss of territory in some States due to sea-level rise, particularly in small low-lying island States, could have possible security implications.

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Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

The practice of shipping hazardous and nuclear waste through the Caribbean sea is seen as a dangerous environmental gamble, risking the existence of the more than 20 million people, and threatening its coral reefs and ecosystems.

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Japan’s Hamaoka Atomic Plant to Build Huge Seawall

In a desperate measure and shocking decision to protect its gravely aging Hamaoka nuclear plant perilously located near a faultline, Chubu Electric decided to spend about 100 billion yen ($1.3 billion) on a 1.6-kilometre (1 mile) “anti-tsunami seawall”. This decision came only two months after the japaneese government asked Chubu Electric to shut down its plant…

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Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

News
Jul
21

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island, the size of Manhattan, is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.

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