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New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

California and Hawaii have implemented bans on plastic bags but New York, another bastion of progressive policymaking, has been stymied amid fierce lobbying by the plastics industry and concerns over the impact on low-income residents.

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Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell your representatives it’s time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, for the health of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. A Plastic Pollution Coalition Petition.

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Environmental damage to coral reefs in South China Sea

Environmental damage to coral reefs in South China Sea

New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes.

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As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future

As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Photo source: ©© Maitri Excerpts; It’s all but assumed Isle de Jean Charles will one…

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As SC island homes fall into ocean, owners behind them wonder if they’re next

As SC island homes fall into ocean, owners behind them wonder if they’re next

This small slip of land on the eastern tip of Beaufort County is the legacy of an opportunistic time when a wave of businessmen descended on the South Carolina coast keen-eyed for fragments of paradise to package and sell off.

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Natural disasters could cost 20 percent more by 2040 due to climate change

Natural disasters could cost 20 percent more by 2040 due to climate change

Climate change could add more than 20 percent, or $100 billion annually, to the cost of extreme weather events around the world by 2040, according to a new analysis by researchers at Cambridge University.

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Mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now

Mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now

More than a decade ago, academics warned that mangrove forests were being lost faster than almost any other ecosystem, including coral reefs and tropical rainforests. But things are looking better.

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Study examines coastal erosion, drawbacks of standard setback requirements

Study examines coastal erosion, drawbacks of standard setback requirements

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care Excerpts; Research on the Big Island’s coastal erosion, led by a University of Hawaii…

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Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

A $700,000 — 95-foot-long sand bag groin made of 83, 10,000-pound bags of sand — installed in November to restore the coastline and slow erosion at Kuhio Beach, is to be followed by another more expensive project.

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