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Melting ice redraws the World map and starts a power struggle

The Arctic is emerging as a potential geopolitical flashpoint for the U.S., Russia and China as shipping routes get unblocked.

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More than half of U.S. beaches have fecal bacteria, environmentalists say

News, Pollution
Aug
9

Half the beaches in the U.S. have at least one day per summer season in which it’s not safe to swim because of elevated bacteria levels in the water, according to new report.

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Sun, Sand And Sewage: Report Shows Many U.S. Beaches Unsafe For Swimming

News, Pollution
Jul
23

A new analysis details widespread bacterial contamination at U.S. beaches, with more than half of the tested sites exceeding a federal safety threshold at least once in 2018. Nearly 60% of the more than 4,500 beaches sampled in 2018 had at least one day of unsafe bacteria levels.

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Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

News, Pollution
Jul
13

A Tennessee man died Sunday after he became infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a type of flesh-eating bacteria, while vacationing in Okaloosa County, Florida. Vibrio causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses and 100 deaths in the United States every year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s public health agency.

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Venice becomes the front line in the battle against overtourism

Inform, Pollution
Jun
16

Many Venetians believe that everyone should have a chance to experience the beauty of their city, but say that a constant swell of tourists is ruining the experience for everyone. Cruise ships have caused significant environmental damage to the city’s waterways and lagoons — sometimes colliding with other vessels.

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Teens swimmers did a synchronized routine in a pool full of plastic

Inform, Pollution
Jun
10

Teens synchronised swimmers performed their World Championship routine in a pool full of plastic. Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thrope struggled through thousands of items of floating plastic. This thought-provoking routine aimed to highlight the threat of plastic to the Earth’s oceans and the consequences future generations face unless something is done.

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Line in Sand Appears at Rosewood Miramar Beach, and Locals Aren’t Happy About It

News, Pollution
Jun
9

Coastal access is a hot-button issue in California, whether it’s Miramar Beach, Goleta Beach County Park or Hollister Ranch. The California Coastal Act states that beaches and the sand below the mean high tide line are open to the public, even if people own private property along the beach. Not everyone knows that — or is willing to abide by the law.

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The Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural Areas?

From Thailand to Bali, a huge increase in tourists, many from China and other rapidly developing economies, is straining sensitive ecosystems to the breaking point. Some countries are trying to control the boom, with a few closing popular destinations to allow damaged areas to heal.

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Carnival Cruise Ship is on probation for polluting the ocean. They’re still doing it.

News, Pollution
Apr
17

In the year after Carnival Corporation was convicted of systematically dumping oily waste into the ocean and lying about it to regulators, its ships illegally discharged more than a half-million gallons of treated sewage, gray water, oil and food waste, and burned heavy fuel oil in ports and waters close to shores around the world.

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