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Spectacular rebirth of Belize’s coral reefs threatened by tourism and development

Report reveals improvement but also details danger posed by tourist-generated pollution, oil extraction and climate change.

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A variety of maritime activities contribute to sea turtle deaths

Ask what water-based activity interacts the most with threatened and endangered sea turtles and many will reply without hesitation: commercial fishing. But state records show that to be incorrect.

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Ice and fire: large blaze burns in Greenland for two weeks

A large wildfire has been burning in Greenland for at least two weeks.

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Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise

A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier. Scientists have said one of the main sources of ocean noise was oil and gas exploration, due to geologists firing off loud acoustic air guns to probe the structure of the ocean floor in search of fossil fuels.

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Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don’t buy the science

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate change.

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On North Carolina’s Outer Banks, A Preview Of What Might Be In Store For Mass. Barrier Beaches

The first truly global disaster resulting from climate change may come from rising sea levels. It’s a problem we will share with every coastal community on every continent.

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New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the ocean

The living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean’s oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, according to reports, and marine ‘dead zones’ continue to expand throughout the global ocean.

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Marine noise pollution stresses and confuses fish

Increased noise pollution in the oceans is confusing fish and compromising their ability to recognise and avoid predators.

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Al Gore: Trump has failed to knock Paris climate deal off course

Former US vice president says the US will meet its climate commitments in spite of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the global agreement.

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