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Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill, By Lynda Deniger

Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill, By Lynda Deniger

Author Lynda Deniger has brilliantly crafted a factual story about the plight of birds who were oiled, captured, cleaned and rehabilitated by caring humans during the Gulf oil spill. This marvelous educational tool will help children understand the importance and value of preserving and protecting our environment while conveying a message of hope and inspiring environmental stewardship in children and adults alike.

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Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).

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A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

When an innovative wind-power system goes online at the end of 2011, El Hierro, the easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, will turn into the first inhabited landmass in the world to become completely energy self-sufficient, using nature’s gifts: wind and sea water. And that’s just the first step in a plan that may make the island the most sustainable place on Earth.

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Sea Level Rise Could Turn New York Into Venice

Sea Level Rise Could Turn New York Into Venice

Higher sea levels will give severe storms much more water to funnel toward the city. A lot of New York City is less than 16 feet above mean sea level,” he said. “Lower Manhattan, some points are five feet above sea level. These areas are vulnerable and New York City knows it.

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Turkey to build huge waterway to bypass Bosphorus

Turkey to build huge waterway to bypass Bosphorus

Turkey plans to build a canal connecting the Black and Marmara seas as an alternative to the congested Bosphorus Strait, the main objectives being to reduce traffic through the Bosphorus and minimise the environmental threat.

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Nauru use UN spotlight to confront developed world over climate change

Nauru use UN spotlight to confront developed world over climate change

The smallest nation in the UN is about to take the AOSIS chair at a time when low-lying coastal countries are gravely threatened. Nauru is among the islands most threatened by rising sea levels and its economy has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation’s surface having been strip-mined.

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Japan’s irradiated waters: How worried should we be?

Japan’s irradiated waters: How worried should we be?

For the oceans, this is the largest accidental release of radiation we have ever seen.

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Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Although the dune ecosystem is unusual, fragile and is protected by the “habitats” directive of the network Natura 2000, its conservation is very vulnerable to the proliferation of car parks, nearby buildings and inadequate boardwalks.

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The Man That Has Been Picking Plastic From Beaches For 7 Years

The Man That Has Been Picking Plastic From Beaches For 7 Years

Francis Picco arrived in Easter Island, Chile, from France for a vacation 15 years ago, and never left. The reason was a local woman who became his wife, and a new found peace he couldn’t trade for anything else. Picco, who has adopted the native name Tutuma, has been recovering plastic garbage from Easter Island’s coastline for over seven years now.

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