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BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

Judge Carl Barbier issued an order on Sunday afternoon putting off the start date until 5 March, citing reasons of judicial efficiency…

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France Taken to Court for Failing to Combat Water Pollution by Nitrates

France Taken to Court for Failing to Combat Water Pollution by Nitrates

The EU Nitrates Directive aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources polluting ground and surface waters and by promoting the use of good farming practices. Although the Nitrates Directive has been in force since 1991, France has still not designated a number of zones that are vulnerable to nitrates pollution.

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Australian Government’s Great Barrier Reef Plans’ Questioned

Australian Government’s Great Barrier Reef Plans’ Questioned

A monitoring mission from the UN educational and cultural arm, UNESCO, will visit Queensland next month to examine concerns about major port developments and other potential threats to the World Heritage listed reef, as WWF challenged the Australian Government’s view that the Great Barrier Reef is being sustainably managed, citing publications showing that coral had declined by up to 50 per cent.

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Deepwater Horizon victims ready for epic court battle with BP

Deepwater Horizon victims ready for epic court battle with BP

Nearly two years after the oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and spilled millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the myriad plaintiffs suing BP and other companies over the disaster are about to get their day in court. The civil trial, which opens in a federal court in New Orleans on Monday, is expected to be epic by any definition, unmatched in scale or legal complexity.

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World Bank Urges Global Action to Save Oceans

World Bank Urges Global Action to Save Oceans

The World Bank on Friday said the world’s oceans were at risk and called for a coalition of governments, NGOs and other groups to protect them, aiming to raise $1.5 billion in five years.

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First French Seaside Resort to Have Smoke-Free Beach

First French Seaside Resort to Have Smoke-Free Beach

Nice has become the first French seaside resort to introduce a tobacco-free beach. The Centenaire beach, a central beach off the Promenade des Anglais, which already acts as the city’s wheel-chair friendly beach, is to be labeled “plage sans tabac.”

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New Study Confirms Low Levels of Fallout from Fukushima

New Study Confirms Low Levels of Fallout from Fukushima

Fallout from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power facility in Japan was measured in minimal amounts in precipitation in the United States in about 20 percent of 167 sites sampled in a nationwide study released today. A USGS study.

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Beach Renourishment Harms Ecosystem

Beach Renourishment Harms Ecosystem

Pumping sand onto the coastline helps maintain wide beaches for tourism and property protection, but some scientists say it also damages a fragile and often overlooked ecosystem for fish and birds.

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Conservation Risk Highest Off Coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand

Conservation Risk Highest Off Coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand

University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation.

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