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Charging for Plastic Bags Cut Bag Consumption by Half in China

Charging for Plastic Bags Cut Bag Consumption by Half in China

An environmental-economic evaluation of the Chinese ordinance against free plastic bags shows that people in China, the number one consumers of plastic bags in the world, reduced their consumption of plastic bags by half when stores were forced to charge consumers for the bags.

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The Last house of Sinking Chesapeake Bay Island

The Last house of Sinking Chesapeake Bay Island

The story was strange enough to be a child’s fable: In an isolated section of the Chesapeake Bay, there was a two-story Victorian house that seemed to emerge directly from the water. And, scurrying around it, there was a retiree, trying to keep the house from falling in.

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Cancún must be about more than climate change

Cancún must be about more than climate change

Our planet is finite, our fates are intertwined, our choice is clear: stand together or fall divided.

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Blue Flag or Red Herring: Do beach awards encourage the public to visit beaches?

Blue Flag or Red Herring: Do beach awards encourage the public to visit beaches?

Surveys of beach visitor motivation in Ireland, Wales, Turkey and the USA indicate that beach awards play an insignificant role in motivation to visit beaches.

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Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed expressed keenness to import sand from Bangladesh, as his country would be inundated if the sea level rises by only a metre.

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Alaskan Coast: Feds set aside critical habitat for polar bear

Alaskan Coast: Feds set aside critical habitat for polar bear

Nearly 95 percent of the designated habitat is sea ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas of Alaska’s northern coast.

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US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net.

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Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

The eastern subtropical coastline, and increasingly the west too, are among Australia’s fastest-growing regions, throwing surging human pressures on ecosystems.

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