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No sand mining in fishing areas, India

News, Sand Mining
Feb
15

The State government cancelled all the sand mining leases in in coastal areas and would not be giving out new licences.

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Raised Awareness on Illegal Sand Mining, St Kitts

News, Sand Mining
Feb
13

Illegal sand mining across St. Kitts, has become more pronounced with the boom in the construction industry. As a result, several problems have arisen and it became necessary, as a means of deterrence, to educate the general public on the negative effects of the unlawful activity.

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Federal report suggests Gulf oil spill beach cleanup is about over

Federal officials released a report Friday that suggests cleanup operations have removed as much oil as is practical from most shorelines in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana. “Environmental impacts of remnant oil found on or near beaches after cleanup operations are relatively minor,” reads the report. At least one researcher questioned the Coast Guard’s report.

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Whole coastline of Namibia is designated a national park

News, Sand Mining
Feb
11

Namibia has become what is thought to be the first country to designate its entire coastline a national park. Namibia designates its entire 976-mile coastline a national park, consolidating several existing preserves into the 26.6 million-acre Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park.

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North Australia set to face more weather extremes, corals show

Like pages in a book, near shore corals can help scientists go back in time by revealing years that were unusually wet or dry, and are providing another piece of evidence that maybe suggests that we are seeing some consequences already of global warming.

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UK’s Prince Charles blasts climate-change skeptics

Many doubters have dismissed scientific evidence supporting warming of the earth due to human activity, arguing that the large majority of scientists are wrong, or the consequences of warming overstated.

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Drilling May Kill Mediterranean Ecosystem: WWF

The recently discovered Leviathan gas field, 135 kilometres off the Israeli coast, is the world’s biggest gas discovery in a decade, with an estimated volume of 16 trillion cubic feet of gas. Earlier this year, the West Nile Delta gas field was discovered as well, lying in Egyptian waters only 80 kilometres off Alexandria.

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New Light on Polynesian Migration

The migratory story of the Polynesians may be more ancient and complicated than previously thought and may have had to do with sea level rises occurring at the time, and the formation of an archipelago.

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Iran oil spill hits Gulf coast

News, Pollution
Feb
8

An aging oil pipeline has ruptured in southern Iran, contaminating vast patches of the coast and farmland near the town of Deylam on the Gulf.

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