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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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Cubans bemoan trashing of island’s beaches

Inform, Pollution
Aug
21

Litter is a problem virtually everywhere in the world. But the trashing of Cuba’s world-class beaches by beachgoers has become so extreme, that tourists are complaining and Cubans bemoan it as a symptom of something amiss in a nation that’s long cherished cleanliness, order and mutual respect.

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Study maps hidden water pollution in U.S. coastal areas

News, Pollution
Aug
19

Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America’s coastlines.

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Plastic ‘continents’: Is there a way out?

News, Pollution
Aug
1

Plastic “continents” are not static. Based on the oceanic circulation modelling work conducted in the Pacific, researchers have recently shown that there are exit currents for these areas of the sea where these piles of waste build up.

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Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

Inform, Pollution
Jul
30

Environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought.

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1.5 million gallons sewage spill shuts down beaches 20 miles away, Los Angeles

News, Pollution
Jul
19

Officials say at least 1.5 million gallons of sewage spewed from a 90-year-old pipe that burst in an industrial area near downtown Los Angeles, leading beaches to close 20 miles downriver in Long Beach.

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Ship engine emissions adversely affect the health of inhabitants of coastal regions

News, Pollution
Jul
19

This was the main finding of a study on the influence of ship engine emissions on macrophages in the lungs. Since macrophages also play a key role in lung diseases such as COPD, the study is important for understanding the health risks of ship exhausts.

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