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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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Scotland pristine white sand targeted by thieves in midnight raids

Tiree’s stretches of pristine white sand have been targeted by thieves stealing tonne upon tonne of sand.

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Off Florida, skimming boats fight oil spill

Aided by a strong southwesterly wind and waves averaging 4 to 6 feet, the unprecedented threat to Florida’s economy and environment lurks in the dark Gulf waters uncomfortably close to the white sandy beaches.

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Thad Allen: Oil Spill Is ‘Holding The Gulf Hostage’

“We’re making the right progress. I don’t think anyone should be pleased as long as there’s oil in the water,” Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen.

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The damages caused by Singapore’s insatiable thirst for land

Fuelled by Singapore’s land and construction demands sand mining is wreaking environmental destruction across south-east Asia.

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Cap collects some Gulf oil; crude washes into Fla.

Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf oil gusher.

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A Challenge to Florida Beach-Driving Tradition

Driving on the beach is a long-standing tradition in many areas of the United States. Questions linger after a 4-year-old girl from the United Kingdom was hit and killed by a car on the sand along Daytona Beach.

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