Coastal Care

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The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

South America’s Pantanal region has been hit by the worst wildfires in decades. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control.

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New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

The waters around one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, are set to become the fourth largest completely protected marine area in the world, and the largest in the Atlantic.

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We packed long underwear and never wore it’: Arctic scientists shocked at warming

We packed long underwear and never wore it’: Arctic scientists shocked at warming

Areas that were previously accessible at that time of the year only with an ice-breaking ship had become open, wavy water.

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New research identifies ‘triple trouble’ for mangrove coasts

New research identifies ‘triple trouble’ for mangrove coasts

The study found that mangrove forests, their large biodiversity and the coastal protection they provide are under pressure from three distinct threats—sea-level rise, lack of mud and squeezed habitats.

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Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has broken the record for the number of named storms, the US National Hurricane Center says.

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Oil spill cleanup continues along Delaware, Maryland coast

Oil spill cleanup continues along Delaware, Maryland coast

Crews are continuing a cleanup operation from an oil spill that affected a significant stretch of coastline in Delaware and Maryland.

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Tracing the source of illicit sand–can it be done?

Tracing the source of illicit sand–can it be done?

If you’ve visited the beach recently, you might think sand is ubiquitous. But in construction uses, the perfect sand and gravel is not always an easy resource to come by.

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Indian artist portrays unknown presidential decision in sand

Indian artist portrays unknown presidential decision in sand

enowned Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik on Friday created a work of art depicting the current uncertainty over the winner in the race to the White House.

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Norway’s Supreme Court Hears Rights Challenge to Arctic Oil Drilling

Norway’s Supreme Court Hears Rights Challenge to Arctic Oil Drilling

The Norwegian Constitution declares that all citizens have the right to a healthy environment. But Norway’s economy is built around an oil and gas industry that accounts for more than half of national exports.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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