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Day at the beach leaves Texas man with flesh-eating bacteria

News, Pollution
Jun
27

Vibrio bacteria live naturally in certain coastal waters and are present in higher concentrations between May and October when water temperatures are warmer. When ingested, it can lead to an illness in humans called fibrosis.

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An expanded Panama Canal opens for giant ships

A mammoth ship bearing 9,472 containers, on Sunday will become the first vessel to officially pass through the new expanded Panama Canal, a $5.25 billion project designed to modernize a 102-year-old landmark. Others worry about the ability of the nearly 300 canal pilots to safely guide the new giant ships through the snug locks and channels.

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Could Seismic Tests Harm Fish?

Eight companies are currently seeking to conduct seismic surveys in areas off the southern Atlantic coast between Delaware and Florida to look for oil and natural gas resources.

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The European Union’s record on clean beaches and dirty air

European action has improved 9,000 miles of river, and the waters of 95% of British beaches are now safe enough to wade into…

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UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi aiming to ensure ‘healthy planet, with healthy people’

Hundreds of key global decision-makers are gathering in Kenya today for the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2 ), aiming to tackle some of the most critical issues facing our planet, from the air pollution that kills millions of people every year to an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction.

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Premature Deaths from Environmental Degradation Threat to Global Public Health, UNEP Report Says

Danger posed by air pollution, chemicals, microplastics, zoonotic diseases and other environmental threats to human health revealed in series of reports released at second United Nations Environment Assembly.

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What does a beach tells us about the European Union?

Inform, Pollution
May
19

How the European Union has changed the sea and sand. A BBC News’ video clip.

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Sonic Sea, Film Documentary: TV Premiere May 19th, 2016

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. “Sonic Sea” is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Watch NRDC’s gripping new documentary trailer, and TV Premiere on Discovery Channel this Thursday, May 19.

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Homeless man cleans up beaches every day, Cape Town

The man is called Dan. He’s 28 and homeless, and he grew up on the Eastern Cape. Every day, he cleans the beaches for no other reason than to ‘make the place nice’ because he’s ’embarrassed about the pollution…’

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