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Norway Rejected Oil Drilling in Ecologically Sensitive Waters

News, Pollution
Mar
14

Norway on Friday rejected oil drilling in ecologically sensitive waters just above the Arctic circle, partly because of worries over a disaster like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Marine Spill Prevention Policies in Spain Analyzed

News, Pollution
Mar
14

The study analyzes the actions adopted by a dozen countries after suffering disasters similar to that of the Prestige, the oil tanker which sank off the coast of Galicia, provoking a spill of fuel-oil which turned out to be one of the biggest ecological disasters in the history of Spain.

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Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After

Before-and-after aerial photos show devastation in Japan.

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Japan: Tsunami Filmed By Amateurs

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Two days later, Japanese TV stations are receiving horrifying footage of the tsunami, filmed by amateurs.

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Toxin Found in Fishes That Clogged US Marina

News, Pollution
Mar
12

High levels of domoic acid were found in the sardines, which may have distressed them off the Los Angeles coastline and caused them to swim into the Redondo Beach marina.

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Japan earthquake and tsunami: How to help

Listed are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.

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The European Commission activates Europe’s civil protection system

Japan is one of the best-prepared countries in the world to cope with disasters, but the sheer magnitude of this earthquake and the tsunami means that international assistance is needed.

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Massive Quake triggers devastating Tsunami, Japan

A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes on record slammed Japan’s north-eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away ships, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Japan issued its most serious tsunami warning, saying a wave as high as 20 ft could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture.The massive 8.8 magnitude quake struck about 382 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.

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Surprisingly Few White Sharks Off California Coast, First Census Finds

Satellite tagging studies have demonstrated that white sharks in the northeast Pacific make annual migrations from coastal areas in Central California and Guadalupe Island, Mexico, out to the Hawaiian Islands, and then they return to the same regions of the coast year after year.

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