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Crowds removing sea creatures from San Pedro tide pools put delicate ecosystem at risk

Crowds removing sea creatures from San Pedro tide pools put delicate ecosystem at risk

An unprecedented number of people have been harvesting edible sea creatures. In prior years, animal harvesting was far less common, and tidal pool etiquette held that creatures should not be disturbed.

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Abandoned tanker could spill 4 times more oil than Exxon Valdez, U.N. official warns

Abandoned tanker could spill 4 times more oil than Exxon Valdez, U.N. official warns

The U.N. environment chief said Wednesday that “time is running out” to avert an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe from a deteriorating oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen.

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Caribbean: Measures taken against Zeelandia sand-mining

Caribbean: Measures taken against Zeelandia sand-mining

In recent years, large scale sand-mining, which is banned in St. Eustatius, has taken place at Zeelandia beach. Although efforts were made to block vehicle access to the beach, individuals have, through the removal of vegetation, created a path in between the sea grapes to drive onto the beach.

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How overreach by Trump administration derailed big pipeline projects

How overreach by Trump administration derailed big pipeline projects

The demise or delay of several major oil and gas pipelines in recent weeks, including the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, demonstrate how the Trump administration’s zeal for fossil fuel projects and flaunting of environmental laws has backfired and handed key victories to environmentalists.

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Baiae: A Roman settlement at the bottom of the sea

Baiae: A Roman settlement at the bottom of the sea

The Romans had few ways of knowing when an eruption or earthquake was coming. They were all but helpless when it came to protecting their town against the encroaching sea. But that’s no longer true. Today, a team of archaeologists and engineers are developing some surprising new technologies to protect the underwater site for future generations.

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The World’s Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. Now, What to Do With Them?

The World’s Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. Now, What to Do With Them?

Super-sized cruise ship, Venice, Italy. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care “Environmentalists have long railed against what they brand “sea…

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Surfrider’s 2019 Beach Cleanup Report

Surfrider’s 2019 Beach Cleanup Report

Surfrider released the 2019 Beach Cleanup Report today, confirming that plastic is the most common material found on the beaches and the percentage of microplastics continues to increase. Nine out of the top ten items collected on the beaches were plastic, and 25% of all items collected were plastic fragments smaller than a dime.

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Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Up and down the coastline, rising seas and climate change are transforming a fixture of American homeownership that dates back generations: the classic 30-year mortgage.

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Concerns surround around beach safety following 8-year-old boy buried by sand

Concerns surround around beach safety following 8-year-old boy buried by sand

While many beach goers are aware of the dangers of the water, sand can be just as dangerous.

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