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China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?

China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?

The Three Gorges Dam was designed to tame China’s longest river. But this summer’s record rains reveal its limited ability to control floods.

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Researchers make major, concerning microplastics discovery

Researchers make major, concerning microplastics discovery

Researchers discovered that microplastics in our freshwaters are being broken down into even smaller nanoplastics. Their findings have significant consequences for the understanding of microplastics in our environment and could have implications for the food chain.

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Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

In the biggest study of its kind, scientists found an absence of sharks that live near coral reefs in 58 countries. But there is hope.

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Coastal cities leave up to 75% of seafloor exposed to harmful light pollution

Coastal cities leave up to 75% of seafloor exposed to harmful light pollution

The global expansion of coastal cities could leave more than three quarters of their neighbouring seafloor exposed to potentially harmful levels of light pollution.

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Plastic trash flowing into the seas will nearly triple by 2040 without drastic action

Plastic trash flowing into the seas will nearly triple by 2040 without drastic action

The amount of plastic trash that flows into the oceans every year is expected to nearly triple by 2040 to 29 million metric tons.

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Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast rockfish rebuilt to sustainable levels, according to the 2017 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

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Video: Coastal erosion ‘to threaten more Australian homes’

Video: Coastal erosion ‘to threaten more Australian homes’

Recent storms on Australia’s coast have caused major erosion beneath beachfront homes in New South Wales.

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Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Ecuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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