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Lampung mangroves could be extinct in 5 years

70 percent of mangrove forests in Lampung Province, Southern Sumatra, are currently in damaged condition.

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Coastal Devastation We Don’t Hear About

News, Pollution
Jun
17

Perhaps no place on earth has been as battered by oil spills as the Niger Delta, which has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates.

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Burn Boxes

A field of fire out in the Gulf of Mexico, where leaked BP oil burns by the barrel, is known as the “burn box.”

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Snail and Coral Destruction

A little-known marine snail may be destroying coral reefs at an alarming rate, scientists report.

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Team says much more oil may have flowed from well

It is the third, and perhaps not last, time the federal government has had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing.

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Heavier oil from Gulf spill washes up in Florida

Heavier concentrations of oil from the gushing Gulf of Mexico leak have begun sloshing up on Florida seashores.

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Oil Spill Puts Florida Straits Cold-Water Reefs in Peril

It is most likely that the delicate cold-water corals are not able to digest these oil-laden food particles and will perish in large numbers.

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Why the Oil Spill Won’t End Gulf Drilling

For a nation where oil consumption surged 32 percent between 1970 and 2008 and production declined 40 percent, offshore drilling in the gulf, along with Alaska, represents the new frontier.

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Plastiki: Restocking in Samoa

News, Pollution
Jun
9

The Plastiki expedition’s goal is to spread the word about the rapid growth of non-recyclable plastics across the planet, and how pervasive the problem of plastic waste has become.

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