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The Mediterranean and Climate Change’s Impacts

One of the most serious threats to life in the Mediterranean region, and indeed every part of the global ocean, is climate change. Climate change is already having an impact on the marine environment and this is likely to escalate swiftly, increasing seawater temperatures and coastal erosion, altering salinity and currents and causing serious declines in biodiversity.

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2011 Ashden Awards international finalists, in pictures

Eight sustainable energy pioneers from Africa and Asia have been selected as international finalists for the prestigious Ashden Awards for sustainable energy 2011.

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Major flooding on the Mississippi River to cause large Gulf of Mexico dead zone

News, Pollution
Jun
14

Scientists are predicting the hypoxic zone could measure between 8,500 and 9,421 square miles, or an area roughly the size of New Hampshire.

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City Pavement Affects Weather and Foster Build-up of Polluted Air

News, Pollution
Jun
11

Urban development is exacerbating air pollution in coastal regions, new research says. The study, led by researchers at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), found that the sprawl of strip malls and other paved areas can affect weather patterns, trapping pollutants and hurting air quality during the summer months.

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South West Marine Debris Cleanup

The South West Marine Debris Cleanup is an annual trip orchestrated by Environmental Scientist Matt Dell to the remote wilderness of Tasmania, where tonnes of rubbish can be found on the beaches of this pristine and isolated environment.This is his story. A video by Johnny Abegg.

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Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

A study released by Australia Government, finds that Kakadu National Park, a protected northern territory, half the size of Switzerland, is one of Australia’s “natural ecosystems most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”, with higher oceans being a “serious risk” to its ecosystem.

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Being Part Of The Solution: Marine Debris Tracker

News, Pollution
Jun
3

A new app lets anyone with an iPhone or Smartphone to report trash on beaches and waterways, and help scientists too. Indeed, with plastic bags, cans, abandoned or lost fishing gear and other marine debris washing up on our shores each year, the app could help combat the global marine debris problem, according to NOAA.

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C40 Large Cities Climate Summit

A financing agreement with the World Bank to help the world’s major cities better adapt to climate change, has been reached a the fourth C40 summit, in Sao Paulo.

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EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

News, Pollution
Jun
2

With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them.

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