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New Zealand rescuers save 14 whales from stranded pod

News
Sep
25

The whales were transported between beaches in six trucks packed with straw and sand, in the largest operation of its kind in New Zealand.

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The Louder the Reef, the Better Its Health

This finding could change the way scientists monitor reefs.

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Italy Bans the Plastic Water Bottle Along Heritage Coastline

News, Pollution
Sep
24

The worst month is August, when an average of 400,000 plastic bottles are discarded along the narrow strip of picturesque World Heritage coast, which lies south of Genoa in the province of Liguria.

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European Coastal Nations to Create Marine Protected Areas and Review Offshore Drilling

News, Pollution
Sep
24

European coastal nations agreed today in Oslo, to review rules for offshore drilling – but each country should decide individually – and to create six protected marine areas in the northeast Atlantic.

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Oil Lingering in Waters off Alabama, Mississippi and Florida Beaches

Just off the beach, in about 3 feet of water, the team found bands of oil buried under 4 or 5 inches of clean sand. Tarballs remain as easy to find as seashells.

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World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens Off UK Coast

News
Sep
23

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm has opened today, off the coast of Kent, and is now generating power.

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Gulf Oil Spill’s Vastness Confirmed: Largest Marine Oil Accident Ever

This new study is the first to lay out the details of an analysis publicly in a report independently reviewed by other researchers and scientists. A total of 4.4 million barrels has escaped, given the study’s stated 20 percent margin of error plus or minus.

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80 More Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach

News
Sep
22

New Zealand has one of the world’s highest rates of whale strandings, mainly during their migrations to and from Antarctic waters, one of which begins around September.

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Dirty secrets at Britain’s Blue-Flagged Beaches

News, Pollution
Sep
21

At least one in four of Britain’s premier bathing beaches are failing to meet the strict requirements of their “Blue Flag” designation, an international standard that is only granted if beach operators meet more than 30 strict criteria.

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