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Here are South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches for 2016

News, Pollution
Oct
11

South Africa has been awarded 58 Blue Flag status sites for 2016, with the most blue flag beaches in the southern hemisphere. 45 South African beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status for the 2016/17 season which opens officially on 1 November, along with five marinas and eight sustainable tourism boats.

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Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips abroad

Inform, Pollution
Sep
28

In a country like Lebannon, stretching along the Mediterranean, finding a beach to relax in the summer, should not be a problem. But as private developers have gobbled up seafront land, and families complain of ever-more polluted waters, many Lebanese say it is cheaper and cleaner to fly abroad than go to the beach at home…

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Norway and Turkey vote against ban on dumping mining waste at sea

News, Pollution
Sep
14

Norway and Turkey were the only two of 53 countries to vote against an international ban on the dumping of mining waste at sea, at a major conservation summit in Hawaii last week.

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International Coastal Cleanup: September 17, 2016

News, Pollution
Sep
9

Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean by finding an International Coastal Cleanup event location near you.

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World Bank: Air pollution deaths costing global economy $225bn a year

News, Pollution
Sep
8

Premature deaths caused by poor air quality cost the global economy around $225bn in lost labour income during 2013, according to a major new economic study published today by the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

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Nutrient pollution is changing sounds in the sea

News, Pollution
Sep
7

Nutrient pollution emptying into seas from cities, towns and agricultural land is changing the sounds made by marine life — and potentially upsetting navigational cues for fish and other sea creatures, a new study has found.

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Labor Day beach cleanup yields 355 pounds of garbage from beaches along California’s Central Coast

News, Pollution
Sep
7

Volunteers also saw a surprising shift from past cleanup efforts. Beaches that are typically considered party spots seemed tamer and tidier than usual. Beaches that are lesser known and more secluded, in contrast, were overrun with trash.

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Global Congress Endorses Protection of Bristol Bay, Condemns Pebble Mine

News, Pollution
Aug
31

Native Alaskans, fishermen, conservationists and coalition partners today successfully took their battle against the proposed Pebble Mine to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, securing overwhelming approval of a motion urging protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine and other large-scale mining.

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As summer draws to a close, Israel beaches’ still plagued by garbage

News, Pollution
Aug
26

Only 47.4 percent of Israel’s beaches were deemed “clean” to “very clean” in the latest Clean Coast Index, a collection of measurements issued periodically by the Environmental Protection Ministry during the summer months.

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