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Dirty secrets at Britain’s Blue-Flagged Beaches

News, Pollution
Sep
21

At least one in four of Britain’s premier bathing beaches are failing to meet the strict requirements of their “Blue Flag” designation, an international standard that is only granted if beach operators meet more than 30 strict criteria.

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Revealed: Our Contaminated Beaches, Scotland

News, Pollution
Sep
21

As Fraserburgh, Scotland, is getting ready for its UK Surf contest- expected to be “epic” due to Igor aftermath’s swell on European coasts- reports found sewage pollution has not spared many popular scottish beaches.

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Ending the Oceans’ ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Blog, Pollution
Sep
14

Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world’s oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.

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Expanding Hypoxic Areas in Coastal Waters

News, Pollution
Sep
14

Unnatural levels of hypoxia, which occur mostly in the summer, are primarily the result of human activities that deliver nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous into waterways.

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Algae Blankets China Beaches

News, Pollution
Aug
31

The algae bloom, or green tide, covered more than 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) of coasts south of Qingdao.

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Health testing way down at California beaches

News, Pollution
Aug
31

Health testing of California’s beaches has slumped to its lowest level since ocean monitoring became law more than a decade ago.

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Autopsies on stranded pilot whales ruled out

News
Aug
27

The 49 pilot whales which died after a mass stranding on the Far North’s Karikari Beach have been buried without scientific analysis.

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All the Way to the Ocean

A book teaching kids and parents that sewage pollution runs “All the Way to the Ocean.”

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9 Surprising Diseases You Can Catch at the Beach

Blog, Pollution
Aug
23

While oiled beaches are making the most headlines this summer, there are numerous other contamination that can be found at the beach.

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