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Light Art At The Beach

Light Art At The Beach

Sea and dunes form the natural backdrop for the monumental works of glass and light art at this international seaside exhibition, in The Hague’s southern beach, Kijkduin. More than 100 globes are spread among the sand dunes constantly changing colours in the evening hours. The seaside installation is reinterpreted by a different group of artists each year, ranging from children to graffiti artists, and the 2011edition was connected to the UN Program ‘Our life, our future‘.

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Oil Spill Moves Toward Nigerian Coast: Likely Worst In Decade

Oil Spill Moves Toward Nigerian Coast: Likely Worst In Decade

An oil spill near the coast of Nigeria is likely the worst to hit those waters in a decade, a government official said, as slicks from the Royal Dutch Shell PLC spill approached the country’s southern shoreline.

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Russian oil rig sinking casts doubt on Arctic plan

Russian oil rig sinking casts doubt on Arctic plan

The sinking of a floating oil rig that left more than 50 crew dead or missing is intensifying fears that Russian companies searching for oil in remote areas are unprepared for emergencies, and could cause a disastrous spill in the pristine Arctic region…

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Dutch Court Turns Down Trafigura Appeal On Toxic Waste

Dutch Court Turns Down Trafigura Appeal On Toxic Waste

An Amsterdam appeals court Friday upheld a million-euro fine against multinational oil trader Trafigura for the illegal export of toxic waste, later dumped around Abidjan, causing environmental and human disaster in Ivory Coast.

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Japan Fukushima Plant Clean Up May Take 40 Years

Japan Fukushima Plant Clean Up May Take 40 Years

Japan’s government said that it could take 40 years to clean up and fully decommission a nuclear plant that went into meltdown after it was struck by a huge tsunami.

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Seattle Officials Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Seattle Officials Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries and other retail stores, joining a growing trend among cities that embrace green values.

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Dutch Unveil Plan In War Against The Sea: A Sandbar

Dutch Unveil Plan In War Against The Sea: A Sandbar

In its age-old war to keep back the sea, low-lying Netherlands has dumped sand onto a surface larger than 200 football fields just off the coast, and will wait for nature to do the rest…

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Air Pollution Levels From Deepwater Horizon Spill Similar To Large Urban Area

Air Pollution Levels From Deepwater Horizon Spill Similar To Large Urban Area

About one of every 13 barrels of the Deepwater Horizon-spilled oil that reached the ocean surface, eventually made its way into airborne organic particles small enough to be inhaled into human lungs, and some of those particles likely reached the Gulf coast when the winds were blowing toward the shore, according to the study.

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Philippines flooding: How to help

Philippines flooding: How to help

Typhoon Washi hit the southern Mindanao region of the Philippines on December 16, sparking flash floods and mudslides that killed hundreds of people while they slept…

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