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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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Cape Town beach pollution fears; South Africa

News, Pollution
Aug
25

Kayakers paddling around Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, have been alarmed at the amount of pollution flowing out of three stormwater drains into the sea, and have taken samples to try to identify what it is.

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Want real-time beach pollution data? There’s an app for that

News, Pollution
Aug
25

Heal the Bay has upgraded its Beach Report Card website and app to include, for the first time, real-time pollution predictions in the surf zones at five Southern California beaches.

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Vietnamese beaches hit by worst toxic chemical spill have been deemed safe for swimming

News, Pollution
Aug
23

The government seems to be flailing in its attempt to convince people that the beaches along Vietnam’s central coast are recovering from a devastating toxic chemical spill, that killed an estimated 115 tons of fish off the central coast.

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