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Cancun’s Beaches: Vanishing Sand and Wasted Money

In a major restoration project last year, millions of cubic yards (meters) of sand were dredged from the sandy bottom of the Caribbean and pumped ashore in Cancun. The project created a seven-mile stretch of beach some 40 to 70 yards (meters) wide, at a cost of about $70 million. It is already washing away.

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Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

The district administration does not have manpower to control highways and look out for the sand mafia.

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Many Coastal Wetlands Likely to Disappear this Century

Many coastal wetlands worldwide, including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast, may be more sensitive than previously thought to sea-level rise projections for the 21st century.

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Charging for Plastic Bags Cut Bag Consumption by Half in China

News, Pollution
Nov
29

An environmental-economic evaluation of the Chinese ordinance against free plastic bags shows that people in China, the number one consumers of plastic bags in the world, reduced their consumption of plastic bags by half when stores were forced to charge consumers for the bags.

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Norfolk, Virginia, Tackles Rise in Sea

Like many other cities, Norfolk was built on filled-in marsh.

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Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed expressed keenness to import sand from Bangladesh, as his country would be inundated if the sea level rises by only a metre.

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Alaskan Coast: Feds set aside critical habitat for polar bear

Nearly 95 percent of the designated habitat is sea ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas of Alaska’s northern coast.

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US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net.

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Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

The eastern subtropical coastline, and increasingly the west too, are among Australia’s fastest-growing regions, throwing surging human pressures on ecosystems.

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