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Microplastics and plastic additives discovered in ascidians all along Israel’s coastline

News, Pollution
Jan
5

A new study finds that microplastics — tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life — are present in solitary ascidians, sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders, all along the Israeli coastline. The research also confirmed the presence of plastic additives, i.e. ‘plasticizers,’ in ascidians.

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California’s coastal habitats face existential threat from rising seas

Climate change is transforming the state’s coast but with habitats hemmed in by cliffs, condos and farms, pre-emptive action is needed to preserve biodiversity.

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Tree recycling program to help Island beaches

Erosion, News
Jan
2

Recycling doesn’t have to be a beach, but in this case, it’s going to protect one. The City of Harlingen is requesting residents dispose of their Christmas trees, where they will be deployed along the dunes to prevent erosion of beach sand.

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The Cement Industry, One of the World’s Largest CO2 Emitters, Pledges to Cut Greenhouse Gases

News, Sand Mining
Dec
31

Cement is the second most-consumed resource in the world, with more than 4 billion tons of the material produced globally every year. As a result, the industry generates approximately 8 percent of global CO2 emissions.

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Marine debris study counts trash from Texas to Florida

News, Pollution
Dec
29

Trash, particularly plastic, in the ocean and along the shoreline is an economic, environmental, human health, and aesthetic problem causing serious challenges to coastal communities around the world.

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‘It’s warm water now’: climate change strands sea turtles on Cape Cod shores

At the New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital in a repurposed shipyard building south of Boston, the casualties of climate change swim in tanks as they recover after being pulled stunned from the beach.

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Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan is facing international condemnation after confirming it will resuming commercial whaling for the first time in more than 30 years.

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Residents urged to stay clear of beaches until Wednesday, Indonesia

News
Dec
24

Central authorities have warned residents to temporarily halt activities along the beaches of the Sunda Strait, following what they called a volcanic earthquake on Anak Krakatau volcano that had triggered a tsunami in Banten and Lampung on Saturday night.

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The Marshall Islands: A nation that fears it’s on the brink of extinction

In a battle between man and nature, officials say climate change is threatening the islands’ existence. The most extreme predictions say that rising sea levels could make the nation uninhabitable as soon as 2030.

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