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Most oil emptied from stricken New Zealand ship

Most oil emptied from stricken New Zealand ship

Salvage crews have pumped almost all the oil from a container ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef and caused the country’s worst maritime pollution disaster, authorities said Monday. The cost of the response so far was about $12 million.

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First Picture Emerges of Infant Underwater Volcano

First Picture Emerges of Infant Underwater Volcano

It is rare that the birth of an island can be watched by humans in real-time, but that could be what is happening in Spain’s Canary Islands.

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22 Beached Whales Die, Tasmania

22 Beached Whales Die, Tasmania

Twenty-four sperm whales, each weighing two tonnes and up to 12 metres (40 feet) long, washed ashore on Saturday at Ocean Beach near Strahan, Tasmania, 22 of them died, as rescuers are racing to save the last two…

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Marine Debris Generated from the 2011 Japan Tsunami

Marine Debris Generated from the 2011 Japan Tsunami

Of all Earth’s natural hazards, tsunamis may be among the most infrequent, but they pose a major threat to coastal populations, particularly in the seismically active Pacific Ocean. Ever since the great Japan tsunami on March 11 washed millions of tons of debris into the ocean, scientists at IPRC, University of Hawaii at Manoa, have been trying to track the trajectory of this debris that can threaten small ships and coastlines.

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Devastation at Japan Site, Seen Up Close

Devastation at Japan Site, Seen Up Close

The most striking feature at Fukushima Daiichi crippled nuclear plant on Saturday, when journalists were allowed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant site for the first time since disaster struck, was not the blasted-out reactor buildings, or the makeshift tsunami walls, but the chaotic mess…

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Mangrove Reforestation In Belize

Mangrove Reforestation In Belize

CORAL’s (Coral Reef Alliance) mangrove reforestation project in San Pedro, Belize is thriving. Recent monitoring reports reveal that ninety percent of the mangroves planted by the local community have survived.

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Rowley Shoals, Timor Sea

Rowley Shoals, Timor Sea

Located off the northwestern Australia coastline, the coral reef atolls known as Rowley Shoals, is of impressive biodiversity with 233 coral species and 688 fish species.

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Brazil Court Refuses To Stop Work On Bel Monte Dam, Amazon

Brazil Court Refuses To Stop Work On Bel Monte Dam, Amazon

The court upheld a legislative decree that authorized construction, which is opposed by environmentalists and Amazon Indian tribes who say the dam will cause massive destruction of fauna and flora in the area…

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: New Approach to Assessing Impacts of Ecological Damage

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: New Approach to Assessing Impacts of Ecological Damage

The magnitude and depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will require an unprecedented effort to determine the extent and severity of ecological damage and to develop restoration plans for affected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, says an interim report by the National Research Council.

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