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China just handed the World a 111-million-ton trash problem

News, Pollution
Jun
25

The world’s biggest waste importer is no longer buying. So where’s all that trash going to go?

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Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans

Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world’s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming.

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13 of the dirtiest beaches in the world

News, Pollution
Jun
22

Wide scale pollution has turned some of the world’s most beautiful beaches into trash heaps.

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Beach Wheelchair Donation Allows Everyone to Enjoy the Sand

News
Jun
21

Accessibility to the beach is not always available to everyone but, a new initiative, called “S.E.A,” which stands for Safety, Environment and Activities is changing that. A local group, in Okaloosa County, Florida, is making it easier for everyone to get on the sand.

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Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

News, Pollution
Jun
21

Scientists have calculated the potential global impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports and how this policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment.

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Heading to the beach? Get ready for thick, slimy seaweed

Thick mats of seaweed have washed up on South Florida beaches in recent weeks, creating a tangled, squishy barrier between swimmers and the ocean.

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Exploding lava creates new danger as Kilauea flows into the sea

News
Jun
19

A new video from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows explosions occurring in mid-air as lava flows into the ocean near the Big Island. They’re called “littoral explosions” and they occur when molten lava flows into cool ocean water.

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Sea level rise study shows Charleston area one of the riskiest places to live in Southeast

Within the next three decades, nearly 8,000 homes in Charleston County, SC, could flood at least 26 times a year if the sea level rises by 2 feet, considered by climate experts to be a worst-case scenario.

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European fishermen mobilize against electric fishing

Small-scale and traditional fishermen across the European Union are mobilizing in several European ports this Monday to complain against electric fishing and to call on public decision-makers to definitively ban this destructive fishing technique.

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