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Fixed for Failure: How flood insurance keeps dangerous homes standing in SC

Fixed for Failure: How flood insurance keeps dangerous homes standing in SC

Flooding caused by rising tides, hurricane-force winds and rain deluges, has left a glut of damaged properties in South Carolina’s real estate market, specifically in cities along the coast.

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Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

Analysis shows 500 species on brink of extinction – as many as were lost over previous century.

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Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients

Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients

Spanish coronavirus patients are taking trips to the seaside as part of their recovery from the illness.

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Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’

Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’

The heaving city of 20 million people, which is India’s financial and entertainment capital, has been spared of cyclones in modern history. Mumbai hasn’t “experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891”. All that could change on Wednesday when a severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds from 100 to 120 kmph (60 to 75 mph) could hit the city and India’s western coast.

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‘Plastic-free’ fashion is not as clean or green as it seems

‘Plastic-free’ fashion is not as clean or green as it seems

To promote different fibre use without fully understanding its environmental ramifications suggests a disingenuous engagement with environmental action. It incites “superficial green” purchasing that exploits a culture of plastic anxiety. The message is clear: buy differently, buy “better”, but don’t stop buying. Yet the “better” and “alternative” fashion products are not without complex social and environmental injustices.

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Two vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

Two vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

A new study finds that about 31 million people worldwide live in coastal regions that are “highly vulnerable” to future tropical storms and sea-level rise driven by climate change. In some of those regions, however, powerful defenses are located just offshore.

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Isla Arena: Where did this refuse come from? Marine anthropogenic litter on a remote island of the Colombian Caribbean sea

Isla Arena: Where did this refuse come from? Marine anthropogenic litter on a remote island of the Colombian Caribbean sea

On the Colombian continental shelf, 12 km SW of the municipality of Galerazamba, Department of Bolívar, is the northern-most island of the Colombian Caribbean: Isla Arena. Despite being remote and uninhabited, this island is being affected by one of the most persistent problems in the marine environment: Marine Anthropogenic Litter

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Satellites Show Scale Of Suspected Illegal Dredging In South China Sea

Satellites Show Scale Of Suspected Illegal Dredging In South China Sea

An unrelenting fleet of China-based dredging vessels are churning up the South China Sea. They are accused of acting illegally, and of causing ecological damage. Satellite images show the incredible scale of the activity.

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