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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

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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Cheap oil is taking routes back to the 1800s.

The plummeting price of oil on international markets has had many effects – one of which is that it may be cheaper for ships to travel right around Africa than go through the Suez Canal.

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A Peruvian Beach Named Dirtiest in the World

News, Pollution
Mar
5

When people think of beaches, they may think fine sand and pristine shores. However, that won’t be the scene to catch in Peru’s Carpayo beach, located on the western tip of the capital. Carpayo is on the receiving end of waste and dumps from Lima and it gets about 2.8 kilos of trash per square meter. In the latest clean-up drive, 60 tons of trash were collected in three hours.

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Toxic chemicals found in beached pilot whales in Scotland

Scientists have found clear evidence that whales are absorbing high levels of toxic heavy metals, with cadmium found in the brains of pilot whales which washed up in Scotland.

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Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish Across the World’s Oceans

News, Pollution
Jan
30

A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world’s oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The study also uncovered some good news¾concentrations of these pollutants have been consistently dropping over the last 30 years.

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Red mud pollution: outrage in Marseille

Thousands of people marched in Marseille’s street today to protest against “the red mud scandal”, where Altéo industry, specialized in the industrial production of aluminum, has been granted the right to continue rejecting its hazardous waste product into the marine environment of the Calanques National Park.

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NOAA-led research identifies areas of global ocean most vulnerable to ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is caused by humankind’s release of carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide enters the ocean, reacts with water, decreases ocean pH and lowers carbonate ion concentrations, making waters more corrosive to marine species

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