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Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

News
Aug
29

Laboratory studies will assist researchers in determining if dispersant enhances the exposure to oil within food webs, in an effort to better understand the oil spill’s long-term impact on the coastal environment and creatures living there.

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Experts: Submerged oil threatens organisms

Now we’ve got this pollution in the Gulf of Mexico: unknown locations, unknown toxicity, unknown rates of degradation, unknown rates of assimilation into the food chain.

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Oil-eating microbes: Fact or fiction?

Does it matter that BP is funding the research?

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In Low-Lying Bangladesh, The Sea Takes a Human Toll

Danish photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Bjerg Møller recently spent nine months in Bangladesh, chronicling the lives of people struggling to survive just a few feet above sea level.

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Coral Off Puerto Rico’s Coast Studied for Gulf Oil Spill’s Impact

Coral living off the coast of Puerto Rico may provide researchers valuable information about the potential impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Autopsies on stranded pilot whales ruled out

News
Aug
27

The 49 pilot whales which died after a mass stranding on the Far North’s Karikari Beach have been buried without scientific analysis.

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Historic Move, Canada to list BPA as Toxic

News, Pollution
Aug
27

The Canadian government is in process of adding bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in thousands of everyday plastics, to its register of toxic substances.

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Sea Level to Rise Even With Aggressive Geo-Engineering

150 million people could be affected as ocean levels increases by 30cm to 70cm by the end of this century.

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Kingscliff Battles Beach Erosion, Australia

Coastal residents fear their idyllic seaside town may never be restored to its former glory after the besieged coastline just copped further battering.

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