Coastal Care

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Month: January 2018

Sewage spill closes eight Monterey beaches, CA

Sewage spill closes eight Monterey beaches, CA

A massive sewage spill at the Monterey One Water wastewater treatment facility early Saturday morning has closed eight beaches. Approximately 4.9 million gallons of sewage spilled from the wastewater treatment facility.

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More oyster reefs could help fight erosion on Texas coast

More oyster reefs could help fight erosion on Texas coast

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the past 10 years has built more than 400 acres of oyster reef off the coast — multimillion dollar projects intended to jump start the harvest of oysters, particularly after hurricanes and drought devastated the resource.

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Meet ‘King Marcio’, the man who lived in a ‘sand castle’ for 22 years

Meet ‘King Marcio’, the man who lived in a ‘sand castle’ for 22 years

A Brazilian man managed to avoid high rents for 22 years in the upscale district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by living in a sand castle.

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Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching has started early, biologist says

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching has started early, biologist says

Warm water has already begun bleaching coral on the Great Barrier Reef, weeks ahead of the period with highest forecast risk. Satellite data suggest widespread bleaching is possible by March.

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With China’s Ban on Waste Imports, Europe Announces New Recycling Initiatives

With China’s Ban on Waste Imports, Europe Announces New Recycling Initiatives

In the wake of China’s ban on the import of foreign garbage, which took effect earlier this month, countries across the globe are scrambling to figure out what to do with the thousands of tons of trash piling up at their ports. Now, Europe has announced it is launching an aggressive new recycling initiative to reduce plastic waste and garbage exports.

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Public Health Closes Some Santa Barbara County Beaches, Ocean Waters After Testing

Public Health Closes Some Santa Barbara County Beaches, Ocean Waters After Testing

Ocean water samples taken on Tuesday were tested for bacteria levels and test results reveal that levels of bacteria do exceed standard levels in ocean water at some beaches.

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A really big deal’: New York City’s fossil fuel divestment could spur global shift

A really big deal’: New York City’s fossil fuel divestment could spur global shift

New York City’s decision to sever ties with its fossil fuel investments is set to prove a catalyst to other cities in the face of the Trump administration’s staunch support for coal, oil and gas interests, according to several leading economists.

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Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

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California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.

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