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Banning plastic grocery bags just got easier in California

Banning plastic grocery bags just got easier in California

“This is a great day for the Pacific Ocean,” as the California Supreme Court made it easier today for cities to prohibit stores from distributing plastic grocery bags.

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China Orders US Oil Giant To Halt Rigs After Spill

China Orders US Oil Giant To Halt Rigs After Spill

China said Wednesday it had ordered US oil giant ConocoPhillips to immediately stop operations at several rigs in an area off the nation’s eastern coast polluted by a huge slick.

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US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10,  Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10, Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

Knowing that the U.S. west coast was battered during the winter before last by a climatic pattern expected more often in the future, scientists have now pieced together a San Diego-to-Seattle assessment of the damage wrought by that winter’s extreme waves and higher-than-usual water levels.

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Japan Quake Makes 2011 Costliest Disaster Year

Japan Quake Makes 2011 Costliest Disaster Year

Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in March caused losses of 210 billion euros and 15,500 people perished, making it the costliest natural catastrophe on record.

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China’s Northeast Coast: A Second Oil Spill

China’s Northeast Coast: A Second Oil Spill

China National Offshore Oil Corporation, recently accused of covering up a huge spill, is cleaning up another slick after a breakdown at a rig off China’s northeast coast.

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Shifting Sands and Rising Seas

Shifting Sands and Rising Seas

“In a time of rising seas, it is senseless and dangerous to build on barrier islands.” World-renowned coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey and artist Mary Edna Fraser, an internationally recognized master of the textile art of batik, bring an understanding of coastal geology and global change to the public in a way that is scientifically astute and visually intriguing. By Celie Daily and Orrin Pilkey.

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Lilly and Minot Visit the New Orleans Oil Spill

Lilly and Minot Visit the New Orleans Oil Spill

In this witty and charming book, which provide a whimsical look at the environment, Lilly and Minot travel to New Orleans to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of New Mexico. A children’s book from the ” Lilly and Minot” series authored by Willian Sargent, illustrated by Julia Purinton, published by Strawberry Hill Press.

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Olympia Hypothesis: Tsunamis Buried the Cult Site On the Peloponnese

Olympia Hypothesis: Tsunamis Buried the Cult Site On the Peloponnese

Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, new study finds.

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Death by Plastic: Is Ocean Plastic Garbage Killing Whales?

Death by Plastic: Is Ocean Plastic Garbage Killing Whales?

From the coasts of California to Adriatic, Tasmania or Normandy, millions of tonnes of plastic debris dumped each year in the world’s oceans, could pose a lethal threat to whales, according to a scientific assessment to be presented at the International Whaling Commission this week. Ingestion of plastic refuse is emerging as a serious cause of disability and death for the large ocean-dwelling mammals.

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