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The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

South America’s Pantanal region has been hit by the worst wildfires in decades. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control.

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New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

The waters around one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, are set to become the fourth largest completely protected marine area in the world, and the largest in the Atlantic.

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Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has broken the record for the number of named storms, the US National Hurricane Center says.

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Oil spill cleanup continues along Delaware, Maryland coast

Oil spill cleanup continues along Delaware, Maryland coast

Crews are continuing a cleanup operation from an oil spill that affected a significant stretch of coastline in Delaware and Maryland.

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Tracing the source of illicit sand–can it be done?

Tracing the source of illicit sand–can it be done?

If you’ve visited the beach recently, you might think sand is ubiquitous. But in construction uses, the perfect sand and gravel is not always an easy resource to come by.

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Indian artist portrays unknown presidential decision in sand

Indian artist portrays unknown presidential decision in sand

enowned Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik on Friday created a work of art depicting the current uncertainty over the winner in the race to the White House.

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Philippines: Artificial white sandy beach could spell eco disaster

Philippines: Artificial white sandy beach could spell eco disaster

An artificial beach strip in Manila Bay has environmentalists up in arms. Scientists warn its dolomite sand could harm people’s health and marine wildlife.

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Australia: Rescuers save 100 whales after mass stranding

Australia: Rescuers save 100 whales after mass stranding

The pilot whales got stuck in shallow waters on the west coast of Tasmania during the country’s largest-ever recorded stranding. Rescuers were not able to save all 470 of the marine mammals.

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Racing for a good cause – When skippers give real meaning to their performance

Racing for a good cause – When skippers give real meaning to their performance

Road to the Vendée Globe #6 – Many of the skippers in the IMOCA class are men and women who when competing in the various events in the circuit and in particular in the forthcoming Vendée Globe (which starts on 8th November), are committed to adding that extra something to their project by conveying messages around a range of subjects.

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