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Fishermen wrinkle their noses at smell tests

Smell tests on dozens of specimens from the area revealed barely traceable amounts of toxins, the FDA said. The tests were done not by chemical analysis, but by scientists trained to detect the smell of oil and dispersant.

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Erosion doubles along Alaska’s Arctic coast:: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

Around the world, as many as 150 million people may become “climate refugees” because of global warming, according to an Environmental Justice Foundation report, which attributes some of the moves to rising sea levels.

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New Questions Arise On Dispersant Use In Oil Spill

The Coast Guard routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of gallons of chemicals per day to break up the oil, despite a federal directive to use the dispersant rarely.

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Jamaica’s Beaches in peril

Several beaches on the western end of Jamaica could be totally wiped out in the next 5 to 10 years if local authorities and residents do not act now.

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China alleges: ocean cleared of oil 10 days after spill

News, Pollution
Jul
30

But beaches along Dalian’s long shoreline remain closed indefinitely, with oil covering rocks and pebbles on the sand.

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On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay

Understanding the effects of the spill on the shorelines that were hit, including coastal marshes, is expected to occupy scientists for years.

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Mangroves worldwide: a global loss of tidal forests

Mangroves Report Reveals, threats and opportunities to global economy and the Planet.

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Plastiki: a journey from plastic trash to triumph

News, Pollution
Jul
26

Sailboat made using 12,500 recycled plastic bottles reaches Sydney, Australia, after four-month voyage to highlight recycling and marine plastic pollution.

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Exploring Algae as Fuel

News, Pollution
Jul
26

Many academic laboratories, are pursuing the same goal, to produce algae as a source of, literally, green energy.

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