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India Stems Tide Of Pollution Into Ganges River

India Stems Tide Of Pollution Into Ganges River

Even as pollution levels in the Ganges River continue to rise, recent legal rulings may offer up a new defense of the sacred waterway. The Allahabad High Court, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, ordered the closure of more than 100 tanneries that pour tons of toxic chromium into the Ganges each year …

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Mining to blame for islands to sink beneath waves

Mining to blame for islands to sink beneath waves

Two small islands in South Asia’s first marine biosphere reserve, in the Gulf of Mannar, between India and Sri Lanka, did sink into the sea primarily as a result of coral reef mining, experts said. The corals were mined for use as a binding material in the construction industry, as they were rich in calcium carbonate.

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Illegal sand mining threatens Suvali’s ecosystem, India

Illegal sand mining threatens Suvali’s ecosystem, India

Continuous illegal sand mining from costal village near Surat, has created threat upon the existence of the beaches. Miners are pumping out sand without any fear, while the administration appears totally unaware about the entire situation.

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Chevron Accepts Responsibility For Oil Spill Off Brazil’s Coast

Chevron Accepts Responsibility For Oil Spill Off Brazil’s Coast

California oil giant Chevron Corp. promised to fully clean up a spill off Brazil’s coast, taking responsibility for an accident that has become a major test for one of the world’s fastest-growing oil frontiers. 416,400 litres had leaked so far, since the accident happened almost two weeks ago…

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UN: Concentrations Of Greenhouse Gases Hit Record

UN: Concentrations Of Greenhouse Gases Hit Record

Ahead of the 12-day UN meeting in Durban, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Monday reported that carbon dioxide (CO2), the biggest source of heat-trapping gases, had accelerated to a new peak in 2010.

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Stranded Polar Bears  at Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska

Stranded Polar Bears at Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska

Possibly hundreds of bears are becoming stranded on the coastal plain of North Alaska, because they cannot reach the retreating sea ice. Will Rose and Kajsa Sjölander, captured shots of stranded polar bears as part of “70° North”, a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.

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Taxes on natural resources reduce use of raw materials

Taxes on natural resources reduce use of raw materials

A policy that taxes virgin natural resources (resources that are used for the first time) can be a way of conserving limited resources. This type of tax can also reduce environmental damage, by encouraging the use of less harmful materials or recycled materials that serve the same purpose. This avoids the waste and emissions associated with extraction of raw materials and with the processing of products made from the natural resources.

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East Coast And Tsunami Risks

East Coast And Tsunami Risks

For about the past five years, researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, have been gauging the potential for tsunamis generated by landslides in submarine canyons in the mid-Atlantic to strike the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts.

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Whales In The Desert: A Fossil Mystery

Whales In The Desert: A Fossil Mystery

More than 2 million years ago, scores of whales congregating off the Pacific Coast of South America mysteriously met their end, in a same corner of the Atacama Desert, Chile. Today, they have emerged again atop a desert hill more than a kilometer (half a mile) from the surf, where researchers have begun to unearth one of the world’s best-preserved graveyards of prehistoric whales.

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