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BP Weighs New Way to Kill Gulf Well

BP is considering yet another method to kill its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well.

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Forging a Coherent Oceans Policy

News, Pollution
Jul
19

White House plans better use of oceans and zoning human uses of coastal seas.

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When sand mining starts, wildlife disappears, Selangor, Malaysia

News, Sand Mining
Jul
18

Wetlands in danger due to sand mining.

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Seeking more details on dispersants

Each day, questions are building about the use of dispersants to battle the oil spewing into the Gulf.

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A 500 million euros Plan to strengthen levees in France

Four and a half months after the disaster caused by storm Xynthia, the french “Plan Digues” is presented.

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How Fast Can Microbes Break Down Oil Washed Onto Beaches?

Experts caution that nature’s contributions to the recovery effort might be hampered by long-term environmental abuse.

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Glowing Oil Could Aid Gulf Spill Cleanup

One challenge of cleaning up the oil is collateral contamination and UV light could help cleanup crews pinpoint hard-to-see oil.

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BP Removes Old Cap, to Install New Oil-Containment System

Undersea robots successfully removed the cap at about 1:37 p.m. EDT Saturday. Oil is now temporarily flowing unimpeded from the well head.

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Mangroves under threat, Solomon Islands

Conservation of mangroves and associated coastal ecosystems has been identified as a key natural adaptation strategy and mitigation measure to the effects of climate change.

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