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Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

News, Pollution
May
13

Exploitation of oil fields and traffic of large oil tankers dumps 122,350 tonnes of potentially cancerous oil pollutants into the world’s largest inland sea annually.

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Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewable energy could meet nearly 80 percent of the world’s energy needs by mid-century and play a crucial role in fighting global warming, the UN’s climate scientists said Monday in a major report.

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Capt. Kidd Shipwreck Site to Be Dedicated Living Museum of the Sea

This unique museum, resting in less than 10 feet of water just 70 feet from Dominican Republic’s shoreline, will give divers the opportunity to see the 17th century ship remains, which rest on the ocean’s floor and will serve as home to sea creatures and protect precious corals and other threatened biodiversity in the surrounding reef systems.

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16 pilot whales stranded off the Florida Keys

News
May
6

Marine mammal rescuers are tending to six of about 16 pilot whales that are stranded in shallow waters off the lower Florida Keys.

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Shell to submit Arctic offshore drilling plan

News, Pollution
May
2

Shell Oil will apply to drill 10 wells off Alaska’s Arctic shore over the next two years under an exploration plan headed to federal authorities.

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A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

Celebrate, News
Apr
30

When an innovative wind-power system goes online at the end of 2011, El Hierro, the easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, will turn into the first inhabited landmass in the world to become completely energy self-sufficient, using nature’s gifts: wind and sea water. And that’s just the first step in a plan that may make the island the most sustainable place on Earth.

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Turkey to build huge waterway to bypass Bosphorus

News
Apr
28

Turkey plans to build a canal connecting the Black and Marmara seas as an alternative to the congested Bosphorus Strait, the main objectives being to reduce traffic through the Bosphorus and minimise the environmental threat.

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Mangroves excel at storing climate-warming carbon

Mangroves store two to four times the carbon that tropical rainforests do. Part of the reason for mangroves’ efficiency in keeping carbon locked away lies in their location in tidal zones, where their roots are often covered with sea water.

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Islands off the Croatian Coast

News
Apr
25

Along the coast of Croatia lies a multitude of islands of varying shapes and sizes. Archaeological finds indicate that some of the islands have been inhabited since the Stone Age and have supported trade routes since the sixth century BC.

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