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Panel’s Findings on Oil Spill to be Delayed Again

Its final report was due in March. No conclusions have yet been reached about what exactly happened and why oil was still allowed to flow to the sea.

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Dead Baby Dolphins and Oil Wash in on the Gulf Coast

There are troubling signs all is not right with the Gulf. In other words, the coast is far from clear.

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Waste Land, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Films, News, Pollution
Feb
25

Deservedly nominated at this year’s Oscars as Best Documentary Feature, Lucy Walker’s life-affirming film Waste Land, travels to the squalor of Rio de Janeiro, which boasts the largest landfill site in the world.

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Alliance between the Arctic and Tropics

Inuit leaders seek common front against climate warming.

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Bangladesh’s Project to Develop and Protect Southern Coastal Region

Bangladesh’s coastal area covers about 20% of the country and over thirty percent of the net cultivable area. The saline sea waters have been pushing up inland and progressively more and more areas are meeting a similar fate.

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68 Percent of New England and Mid-Atlantic Beaches Are Eroding

An assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England and Mid-Atlantic region are eroding.

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Reefs at Risk Report, Revisited: A Wakeup Call to Protect Coral

The new Reefs at Risk Revisited report is out, 13 years after the original Reefs at Risk, which was the first global assessment of the threats to Earth’s coral reefs and painted an alarming picture of their future. Today’s edition is even less rosy: three-quarters of the world’s coral reefs are at risk due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and other factors.

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Testing the Limits of Where Humans Can Live

News
Feb
22

Understanding what made residents stay and how they survived could inform how we adapt to modern vulnerabilities, including climate change.The findings also have implications for how we rebound from contemporary catastrophes, such as the Indonesian tsunami in 2004, hurricanes Katrina and Rita and last year’s earthquake in Haiti.

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Impacts Of Intensive Salmon Farming On Coastal Ecosystems

A new salmon-farming trade deal with China has terrifying implications on Scotland’s coastal ecosystem.

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