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Nitrate Levels Rising in Northwestern Pacific Ocean

News, Pollution
Sep
23

Changes in the ratio of nitrate to phosphorus in the oceans off the coasts of Korea and Japan caused by atmospheric and riverine pollutants may influence the makeup of marine plants and influence marine ecology, according to researchers from Korea and the U. S.

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Scottish Nuclear Fuel Leak Will Never Be Completely Cleaned Up

News, Pollution
Sep
21

Radioactive contamination that leaked for more than two decades from the Dounreay nuclear plant on the north coast of Scotland, polluting local beaches, the coastline and the seabed, will never be completely cleaned up, a Scottish government agency has admitted.

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China solar company pledges toxic waste cleanup

News
Sep
20

Protests in rural areas and smaller cities are often quashed or ignored. But those in and near big cities like Shanghai appear to be having some influence on leaders who have pledged to deliver a more sustainable, healthy lifestyle along with job-creating growth.

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26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Local Action, Global Change !

News, Pollution
Sep
16

In partnership with organizations and individuals across the globe, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris, and change the behaviors that cause ocean trash in the first place. The 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is on September 17th, 2011.

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New York: Long Island South Shore Toxic Algal Bloom

News, Pollution
Sep
14

NOAA awarded a grant to State University of New York scientists to document the first known incidence of a bloom of harmful algae off Long Island’s south shore, and test a method that could control it.The algae, Cochlodinium polykrikiodes, has been linked to the mass deaths of wild and farmed fish worldwide, with catastrophic effects on aquaculture and local economies. Experience with this type of algae elsewhere suggests that, once established, blooms are likely to re-occur.

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Exploratory Drilling For Gas To Begin Soon Off Cyprus Southern Coast

News, Pollution
Sep
13

U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm oil and gas deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus’ southern coast despite Turkey’s attempts to prevent such a move.

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Scientists: Bacteria Spreading In Warming Oceans

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Sep
13

According to a new report, Project CLAMER — a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, synthesizing 13 years of findings — presented at a two-day conference in Brussels, the warming of the world’s oceans can cause proliferation of bacteria leading to serious illness.

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USGS In the Surge Sampling for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides

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Aug
29

As Hurricane Irene has left her mark along the East Coast, USGS crews are sampling water for pesticides, E. coli, nutrients, and sediment to document water quality in areas affected by the hurricane.

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Dirty Laundry: Greenpeace Reports on Toxic Industrial Water Pollution

News, Pollution
Aug
26

A report just released by Greenpeace International, after a year-long study research into industrial water pollution, reveals the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing items bearing the logos of 14 global popular brands, linking many of the same clothing brands to suppliers in China who were found to be releasing daily cocktail of chemicals into the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas, discharging into the China Sea…

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