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Battling Flood issues, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

The coastal city of Port of Spain, was built on mud flats and reclaimed lands from the sea. At high tide, with virtually a drizzle, the city is prone to major flooding.

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Coast Guard says substance found floating in Gulf is algae, not oil

“I’ve never seen algae that looked orange, that was sticky, smelled like oil and that stuck to the boat and had to be cleaned off with solvent,” said one boat captain working in the BP oil spill response team who first reported the sightings as oil.

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Oil cleanup not over in Louisiana’s Bay

It’s hard to imagine that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis is over in this marshy area about 40 miles south of New Orleans. The fight against the crude onslaught continues, even as fewer workers fight it.

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Six Months Later, an Oil Disaster Spreads Across the Gulf

Economic and political forces are spearheading the campaign to forget this disaster. The fishermen and coastal residents fear they will be forgotten and lost in the bureaucratic maze of a bungled claims process.

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Arctic Report Card 2010

In 2006, NOAA’s Climate Program Office introduced the annual Arctic Report Card, which established a baseline of conditions at the beginning of the 21st century to monitor the quickly changing conditions in the Arctic, also called the “planet’s refrigerator.”

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Doubts Persist on Gulf Sand Barriers

Skepticism runs high regarding the berms’ effectiveness to date, as they have only collected about 1,000 barrels of oil, a tiny fraction of the five million barrels that spilled from the Deepwater Horizon well.

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Measuring sea-level rise in the Falklands, 19th-Century Benchmarks Reveal

Sea levels around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have risen since the mid nineteenth century and the rate of sea-level rise has accelerated over recent decades.

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India Creates a National Green Tribunal to Try Environmental Cases

News, Pollution
Oct
19

It is the third country to set up a separate judiciary for environmental cases, after Australia and New Zealand.

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Underwater Robot to Explore Antarctic Ice Shelf

Ice shelves are floating platforms of ice that cover almost half of Antarctica’s coastline. Until recently, scientists have had limited ability to access ice-covered waters, and the research team’s use of a high-tech robot aims to change that.

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