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How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

Not far from Santa Catalina Island, in an ocean shared by divers and fishermen, kelp forests and whales, David Valentine decoded unusual signals underwater that gave him chills.

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Zeta leaves at least 6 dead and nearly 2 million without power

Zeta leaves at least 6 dead and nearly 2 million without power

Zeta has killed at least six people after bringing high winds, heavy rain and up to 10 feet of storm surge in some areas. The storm struck southeastern Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, leaving millions without power along the Gulf Coast.

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Massive coral reef taller than the Empire State Building found off Australian coast

Massive coral reef taller than the Empire State Building found off Australian coast

During a 12-month exploration of the ocean around Australia, scientists last week discovered an enormous detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef — the first to be discovered in over 120 years.

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Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned.

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Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Bioplastics are in fact just as toxic as other plastics, according to an article recently published in Environment International.

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Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team..

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Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.” Earlier this summer, more than 300 Chinese fishing vessels—many designed to hold 1,000 tons of catch—waited at the marine preserve’s border, ready to snatch up sea life.

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Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Environmental activists are demanding answers after several sea animals have washed ashore on the Kamchatka peninsula in eastern Russia. Carcasses of seals, octopus, and sea urchins have been covering the remote coasts for several days

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Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic

Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic

Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into valuable molecules that can be repurposed for further use.

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