Coastal Care

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North Korea might be making millions — and breaking sanctions — selling sand. Yes, sand.

North Korea might be making millions — and breaking sanctions — selling sand. Yes, sand.

North Korea is barred from exporting earth and stone under United Nations sanctions passed in December 2017. Trading North Korean sand is a violation of international law. Despite those measures, North Korea raked in at least $22 million last year using “a substantial sand-export operation,” UN investigators said in a report released in April.

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Fuel from Russian Arctic spill reaches large lake, says governor

Fuel from Russian Arctic spill reaches large lake, says governor

Diesel fuel from a major spill in Russia’s Arctic has reached a pristine lake which is the basin for a river flowing into the Arctic Ocean, a regional official said on Tuesday, but the mining giant embroiled in the scandal rejected his allegation.

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Report: European bathing water quality remains high

Report: European bathing water quality remains high

The quality of bathing waters in Europe remains high according to a study by the EU environment agency that found that minimum water quality standards were met at 95 percent of the sites monitored across the continent last year.

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We looked for South Africa’s ‘missing’ plastic litter. This is what we found

We looked for South Africa’s ‘missing’ plastic litter. This is what we found

A recent study suggests that 96%-98% of litter from land-based sources washes up within one year of entering the sea. They conclude that most of the missing plastic has been under our noses all the time, on our beaches.

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Washed Up and Washed Away | Online Photographic Exhibition

Washed Up and Washed Away | Online Photographic Exhibition

Washed Up and Washed Away is a photographic reflection on beach detritus. The Cyanotype series highlights environmental issues of our decaying marine ecosystems. It offers pictorial results from a small census of what can be found on our local beaches.

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World Oceans Day 2020: New IAEA Research Records Dramatic Increase in Microplastic Pollution in Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

World Oceans Day 2020: New IAEA Research Records Dramatic Increase in Microplastic Pollution in Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

We celebrate World Oceans Day at a time when about 8 million tons of plastic waste are ending up in the oceans each year, damaging ecosystems and wildlife. The major challenge scientists and policy makers face today is a lack of knowledge on the biological impacts of microplastics in marine organisms…

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A message for World Oceans Day, June 8, 2020

A message for World Oceans Day, June 8, 2020

There can be no environmental justice without social justice. A very short sentence, with millions of lives and stories behind it.

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‘Dogged pragmatism’ needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy

‘Dogged pragmatism’ needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy

Peter Thomson, who hails from the Pacific Ocean island of Fiji, spoke to UN News ahead of World Oceans Day marked annually on 8 June, and explained why it’s crucial not to forget how important the Ocean is, to the future of the planet.

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UN World Oceans Day 2020: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

UN World Oceans Day 2020: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care. Excerpts; June 8 is World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating the…

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