Coastal Care

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Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste

Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste

Most people are familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint. Many may also know there is such a thing as a water footprint. But whoever heard of a plastic footprint? Well, soon, more and more people will have. The Plastic Disclosure Project aims to “push the thinking about plastic pollution far beyond beach cleanups with an attempt to change the awareness and behavior of big users of plastic”…

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Bali Struggles With the Dark Side of Success

Bali Struggles With the Dark Side of Success

Bali may still be the Island of the Gods and the Island of a Thousand Temples, but it is certainly no longer the island of pristine beaches. Construction cranes on beaches, damaged coral, and floating trash in the turquoise waters off Bali and on its sandy beaches, are unfortunate signs of just how successful the Indonesian resort island has been leading to coastal over-exploitation and pollution.

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Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed to Stress

Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed to Stress

The world’s coral reefs face a multitude of threats, from rising ocean temperatures to overfishing. A new map aimed at aiding coral conservation has been developed that points out the reefs that are most and least at risk.

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Environmental Impacts of Algae-Derived Biodiesel

Environmental Impacts of Algae-Derived Biodiesel

Algae-based fuel is one of many options among the array of possible future energy sources.

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Beach Goers To Report Endangered Leatherback Turtle Sightings, UK

Beach Goers To Report Endangered Leatherback Turtle Sightings, UK

Beach goers are being asked to look out for endangered leatherback turtles which are currently visiting British summer seas to feed on the huge numbers of jellyfish.

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Dead Zone Off Gulf Coast, As Large As The State Of New Jersey

Dead Zone Off Gulf Coast, As Large As The State Of New Jersey

Dead zones off the coast, are fueled by nutrient runoff from agricultural and other human activities in the Mississippi River watershed, which stimulates an overgrowth of algae that sinks, decomposes and consumes most of the life-giving oxygen supply in bottom waters. These chronic, recurring hypoxic zones every summer represent a significant threat to Gulf coastal ecosystems.

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US scientists predict eruption of undersea volcano

US scientists predict eruption of undersea volcano

US scientists have for the first time successfully predicted the eruption of one of the world’s most active undersea volcanoes off the coast of the western state of Oregon.

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Massive Japan Quake Even Triggered Space Waves In Upper Atmosphere

Massive Japan Quake Even Triggered Space Waves In Upper Atmosphere

The powerful earthquake that struck off the coast of Tohoku in Japan in March not only shook the Earth and unleashed a catastrophic tsunami, but also rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere, 350km above the planet, scientists find. This research could lead to a new type of early warning system for devastating tsunamis and earthquakes.

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Ghana’s Ongoing Battle Against Coastal erosion

Ghana’s Ongoing Battle Against Coastal erosion

According to estimates, the ocean claims 1.5 to 2 metres of the 539- kilometres Ghana coastline annually; with the most risky coastal areas, Ada Foah and the Eastern parts of Keta, recording 4 metres. Ghana’s Government decided on a costly and controversial project: the building of a 68 million euros, 30 kms “Ada Defense Sea Wall” to “salvage the people in the area from the ravages of the sea…”

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

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The World’s Beaches

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