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Third Nuclear Power Plant Discharge Destroying Kenting’s Reefs

Thermal discharge from the Third Nuclear Power Plant is behind the rapid destruction of Kenting National Park’s coral reef, Taiwan.

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Nigeria: Continuous Sand Mining and Dredging Cause Concerns

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News, Sand Mining
Nov
12

Continued dredging in the state’s shorelines have been described as an illegal activity capable of causing major environmental challenge for Lagos in its bid for environmental sustainability.

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Artificial Offshore Reef Could Stop Serious Beach Erosion

Such costly reef have proved successful in other areas, and it could be the only option to protect the coastline of Old Bar, Australia.

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The view From Beneath The Waves

Rising sea levels are devouring the low-lying lands of the Solomon Islands, with crops failing and lands disappearing. Away from the international conferences and negotiations, climate change and rising sea are a matter of life and death here. The time to act is now.

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Kiribati Conference: Voices From the South Pacific

About 40 officials from around the world flew to the tiny atoll nation of Kiribati, a chain of low-lying South Pacific islands, to attend a conference addressing the impacts of climate change on some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.

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Louisiana Rethinks Its Sand Berms

Many faulted the project as pointless, and transforming the rapidly built berms into permanent barrier islands that can withstand the strong storms and tides of coastal Louisiana will be extremely challenging.

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Where’s the Gulf oil? In the Coastal Planktonic Food Web, Study Says

The eye-opening speed of how the oil components moved through the ecosystem may affect the overall health of the Gulf and beyond.

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Gulf Oil Spill: Recent photos Show Disaster Is Far From Cleaned Up

Although BP plugged the well and it was declared effectively dead in mid-September, the catastrophe is far from over for the Gulf residents impacted from the spill and the natural environment likewise devastated in the aftermath.

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BP Oil Well Threatens Ancient Coastal Libyan Sites

News, Pollution
Nov
3

Plans by the energy giant BP to sink an oil well off the Libyan coast could have disastrous consequences for the region’s rich heritage of coastal ancient city sites dating from the 7th century BC– already under threat from oil tankers, coastal erosion and tourist developments.

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