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Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation

The creation of the parks marks the latest in a flurry of environmental protection laws which have brought Chile to the forefront of worldwide conservation efforts.

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Rhône River Delta

Celebrate, Inform
Jan
23

The Rhône delta in southern France, is famous in Europe as a wilderness, and with its long beaches on the Mediterranean Sea coast. This mainly rural region boasts a surprisingly rich natural environment known as the Camargue.

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Public Health Closes Some Santa Barbara County Beaches, Ocean Waters After Testing

News, Pollution
Jan
20

Ocean water samples taken on Tuesday were tested for bacteria levels and test results reveal that levels of bacteria do exceed standard levels in ocean water at some beaches.

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‘Life-threatening conditions’: Forecast calls for largest waves in years to hit Northwest

News
Jan
18

Forecasts call for large waves to hit Northwest coasts on Thursday, increasing the risk to people and causing erosion and coastal flooding, the National Weather Service in Portland said.

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As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

News
Jan
17

For days, crews have filled dozens of dump trucks with tangled metal, tire tread, mud and tree branches they cleared from the mudslide wreckage in Montecito.

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Montecito Cleanup Efforts Require Transport of Mud to Santa Barbara County Beaches

News
Jan
13

The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District obtained emergency permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Coastal Commission to place sediment on local beaches.

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Deadly Debris Flows in Montecito, CA

News
Jan
11

First there was fire. Then rain. And now deadly debris flows are devastating Montecito, California.

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Monaco’s $2.3bn project to expand into Mediterranean Sea

Now construction has begun on a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) project to extend the natural contour of Monaco’s coastline a further 15 acres into the Mediterranean.

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Shifting sands: Storm Eleanor changes shape of Cornwall beaches

News
Jan
6

The raw power of Storm Eleanor has shifted tonnes of sand to create new landscapes on beaches, along the coast of north Cornwall.

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