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Coastal Flooding from Winter Storm Stella Inundates New Jersey, New York

News
Mar
14

High tide from the powerful Winter Storm Stella led to flooding in several areas along the coast of New Jersey on Tuesday morning, as the water encroached on roads and eroded beaches.

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Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches

News, Pollution
Mar
13

A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets. The lentil-size pellets known as “nurdles” are used as a raw material by industry to make new plastic products.

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Residents, retailers decry proposal to reverse plastic bag ban

News, Pollution
Mar
13

Many residents on the Outer Banks say they oppose a bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would lift the ban on the use of thin plastic shopping bags by retailers.

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Sustainably attired: Disruptive Design Drives Sustainable Fashion Forward

News, Pollution
Mar
13

Though the concept of fast fashion stands in stark contrast to the notion of conscious consumerism and arguably sustainability itself, innovation and disruptive design play an important role in driving the industry towards a more circular, sustainable model. H&M has upped the ante on its Conscious Exclusive collection, utilizing BIONIC® — a revolutionary sustainable material manufactured from recycled polyester derived from plastic shoreline waste.

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Malta’s Landmark ‘Azure Window’ Rock Formation Collapses

Erosion, News
Mar
12

An iconic Maltese natural rock arch, the “Azure Window” jutting off Malta’s Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea Wednesday during a powerful storm.

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Goleta Beach vs. Winter Swells, CA

This is the third winter in four years that Goleta Beach Park has taken a beating in the winter swells. Even behind the boulders- dropped along 950 feet of beach at a cost of $275,000 – the park bluff is retreating, unprotected by a ripped out $350,000 barrier of plastic mesh, that had been stacked against the bluffs last spring.

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Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

News, Pollution
Mar
11

A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that plastic waste could be entering the marine and global food chain.

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Greenpeace images show Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for second year in a row

Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s first severe coral bleaching to happen two years in a row. The bleaching is the result of 12 months of above-average sea temperatures, which is “cooking the reef alive”.

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Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters six years after tsunami

Exploration work inside the nuclear plant’s failed reactors has barely begun, with the scale of the task described as almost beyond comprehension.

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