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Sand mining company proposes expanding Stradbroke national parks

News, Sand Mining
May
21

The sand mining company Unimin is calling for large areas of Stradbroke Island off Brisbane to be declared national park as soon as possible.

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Ancestors’ Bones Halt Sand Mining

News, Sand Mining
May
20

Greg McDonald says remains of his Ngati Wai ancestors from centuries ago lie on the Pakiri Beach seabed.

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Singapore sand imports threaten Cambodian ecosystem

News, Sand Mining
May
11

Singapore, which prides itself on being one of the most environmentally friendly nations in Asia, is expanding its coastline with irresponsibly dredged sand from Cambodia, according to a report from an environmental NGO.

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Mining ‘eating’ dunes at Northland refuge

Erosion of dunes at a remote Northland beach and wildlife refuge is being blamed on dredges mining the near shore.

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Massive waves have hit the French Riviera

Massive waves on the Riviera
News
May
5

Massive waves have hit the French Riviera between Nice and Cannes causing major material damage to the densely-populated coast.

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Governor Ends Support For California Oil Drilling

News
May
4

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday withdrew his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast.

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State of emergency is declared as US oil slick nears the coast

Oil Spill
News
Apr
30

The massive oil spill pouring from a ruptured rig in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the coast of Louisiana, threatening an environmental catastrophe in the region.

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Microbial Answer to Plastic Pollution?

News, Pollution
Apr
29

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination.

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Oil spill: Gulf of Mexico burn is last-ditch effort to stop landfall

News
Apr
28

The decision by the Coast Guard to set fire to parts of the Jamaica-sized Gulf of Mexico oil spill spreading toward the Gulf Coast is a sign of mounting desperation.

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