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How Do Marine Turtles Return To The Same Beach To Lay Their Eggs?

How Do Marine Turtles Return To The Same Beach To Lay Their Eggs?

Marine turtles almost always return to the same beach to lay their eggs. The egg-laying beaches are often far from the feeding areas and the females cross several hundred kilometers of ocean with no visual landmarks.

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Report Finds Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray

Report Finds Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray

Federal inspectors charged with ensuring the safety of offshore oil drilling are overwhelmed, insufficiently trained, work without official procedures for some of their most crucial decisions and sometimes have insufficient support from their supervisors for resisting industry influence, report says.

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Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

China’s economic boom has triggered unprecedented number of construction projects. The regular supply of sand has almost run out and many construction firms have been using sand from the sea, illegally, and leaving behind an environmental mess. The coastline in Rizhao, Shandong, has retreated more than 100 meters due to excessive sea sand dredging.

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Plastic Waste Pollutes Adriatic coast

Plastic Waste Pollutes Adriatic coast

Such pollution is a regular occurrence, but it has increased this year.

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Land Reclamation at Rotterdam, Netherlands

Land Reclamation at Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam is already Europe’s biggest port, but the Maasvlakte 2 Land Reclamation Project will triple its container capacity in one bold stroke. Stretching 3 miles beyond the former coastline, Maasvlakte 2 will be as large as Midtown and Downtown Manhattan combined.

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If an island state vanishes, is it still a nation?

If an island state vanishes, is it still a nation?

No country has ever physically disappeared, and it’s a real void in the law. The Marshallese government faced with set of issues unique in the history of the system of nation-states associated with sea level rise impacts that are not adequately addressed in the international legal framework, seeks advice from the Center for Climate Change Law at New York’s Columbia University. Legal scholars worldwide have been asked to assemble at Columbia, next May to begin to piece together answers.

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National monument status urged for Arctic refuge

National monument status urged for Arctic refuge

The US President is being urged to bestow national monument status on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for its 50th anniversary in what supporters say would finally put the refuge’s coastal plain beyond the reach of oil companies. National monument status could put an estimated 11 billion barrels of recoverable oil beyond the grasp of oil companies forever.

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55 Percent of Venice Under Acqua Alta, Italy

55 Percent of Venice Under Acqua Alta, Italy

Three main factors have worsened the high water in Venice, experts say; the rising floor of the lagoon caused by incoming silt, the subsidence of the city by the extraction of methane gas in the sea off Venice, and the worldwide increase in sea levels caused by global warming.

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Desalination Projects: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World?

Desalination Projects: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World?

As populations increase in coastal areas, the demand for desalination most likely will grow as needs for improved clean water supplies grow, and people see all that water nearby as a solution to freshwater scarcity. Yet the process of removing salt from sea water to overcome a worldwide shortage of drinking water could end up worsening the crisis, environmental groups warn.

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